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Old 08-12-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a brand new Remington 870 Wingmaster shipped from Davidsons and noticed a knot or flaw in the stock. Running your hand over the knot feels like a line in the wood. The wood does not appear to be humped up or swelled. I wanted to know if you guys think this is a flawed stock that needs to be sent back to Remington for replacement or repair? Of course this won't affect the functioning of the firearm but just the appearance. I am a little disappointed after spending this much for a shotgun but wanted to know if you think this is unacceptable or should I just live with it?

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Old 08-12-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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Many times people spend extra to get as many of those "flaws" as possible in their wood stocks.

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Are you going to post on every forum looking for... what?

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Are you talking about the reflection by the pistol grip or the dark area by the butt? If the latter, that's a "feature" and a keeper. You'll see as people compliment you for it in the years to come...

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72,

You may be upset but I think it adds character to the wood stock. So many stocks today look cheap with their straight grain and no character as this stock. Only my opinion! I like it an it seems to have an exceptional finish also for an 870? At least from the pictures.

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I recently purchased a brand new Remington 870 Wingmaster shipped from Davidsons and noticed a knot or flaw in the stock. Running your hand over the knot feels like a line in the wood. The wood does not appear to be humped up or swelled. I wanted to know if you guys think this is a flawed stock that needs to be sent back to Remington for replacement or repair? Of course this won't affect the functioning of the firearm but just the appearance. I am a little disappointed after spending this much for a shotgun but wanted to know if you think this is unacceptable or should I just live with it?
You mean that beautiful beauty mark? Well bro if you dont want to keep it just send me a message.
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You may be upset but I think it adds character to the wood stock. So many stocks today look cheap with their straight grain and no character as this stock. Only my opinion! I like it an it seems to have an exceptional finish also for an 870? At least from the pictures.

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I agree 100% i have an 870 from the late 80's when the guns had their own character just ingrained in the stock. All the new 870's i have seen look exactly alike. Couldnt tellem apart. From wood to plastic, its all shiny and uniform.
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I disagree with the 870 stock the new ones have a poor finished on them mine is still bran new it never saw the lite of day that because I bought it new had a new stock ready for it but my buddy bought one at the same time I did and his looks like its been through a battle field its like all the finished came off it looks like bare wood

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I called Remington and discussed the issue with customer support. I ask them, what level of imperfection or flaw is acceptable in the stock? They told me there should not be any knot or line in the wood and he was surprised this shipped out this way. "Must of slipped passed the quality control" he said. They are going to ship out a replacement stock for the gun at no charge.

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That knot is not a problem at all. Everyone is right when they say that people actually want those. It adds character and beauty to the wood.

Of course, since they said they would send you a new stock, I'd be happy to take that old flawed one off your hands if you don't want it. I'd even pay the shipping for you to send it down my way.

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