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erikthebald 05-12-2011 12:11 AM

Pardner Pump Forestock?
So I want to replace the forestock on my H&R 1874 Pump with something a little more tactical ( i.e. rails) and am not entirely sure how that process starts. It does not appear to be intuitive and while I am a firm believer in "learn by doing"...not sure where to start.

Anyone have a manual or procedure?


ta1588 05-12-2011 05:04 AM

Have you ever disassembled the shotgun before? taken it apart for cleaning or anything? once you have the barrel off, there are two spots on the inside of the receiver you'll have to press in as you pull off the forend with the bolt and bolt carrier. then you'll have to use pliers or something to remove a bolt at the front of the forend (opposite the action bars) and then it should slide right off.

erikthebald 05-12-2011 11:58 AM

After I shoot it I pop off the barrel ans swap it down but haven't taken it down further than that.

I knew there was a trick, just didn't know what it was til now.

Thanks for the steer in.

Davo45 05-12-2011 01:00 PM

I'm not sure you'll be able to find a modern forearm for that 1874. If it were a H&R Pardner Pump styled after the Remington 870 you'd have no worries as I've replaced both stocks on mine with those made for the 870.

ta1588 05-12-2011 07:22 PM

I said bolt dunno why, the thing you take off is more of a circular cap that screws down to hold the forend in place.

erikthebald 05-12-2011 07:44 PM

It is a newer model that is based directly on the 870.

Which I found out when I read one of the reviews on this forum, which or course gave me the idea of considering some upgrades since 870 accessories are plentiful.


ta1588 05-12-2011 08:54 PM

It's an awesome weapon, you will enjoy it. Built like a tank!

erikthebald 05-13-2011 12:45 AM

I'll admit I was skeptical when I saw "Made in China" stamped on the receiver, but I tend to be a little hard on my things (if they can't take it, oh well) and so far it's stood up to a fairly impressive Colorado back-country beating.

I'd call it a good mountain gun.

ta1588 05-13-2011 04:01 PM

you have the 18.5" protector barrel or a hunting barrel on it?

erikthebald 05-13-2011 11:59 PM

It has the 18.5 inch tube. I'm considering investing in something rifled for it. I've got s red dot I'd like to try out.

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