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Old 10-31-2010, 10:07 PM   #11
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I have a wingmaster that my father gave me for Christmas when I was 16, STILL a looks great and shoots better.

Almost EVERY police car in america has one of these locked in it's trunk or dash board. Not a wingmaster but same shot gun. Got one of those also.

Infact I have 6 870's ALL shoot great. Depending on the price, you had better pull the pin on that transaction and soon.

Nyother details on this, Gauge? Barrel Length? choke? most Wingmasters were made and sold prior to the remchokes so it might be Improved Cyl, Modified or even Full.

How much they asking? Hell I might just need another.

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870 lt wt you talking about the spl field english grip? had one about that age begining of screw in chokes if your 1950 mod has far wood and blue get another pad fitted and have fun

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I heard a lot of people have had some issues with the finish on the 870 range. Like it came off over time, or it wasn't the best quality. Is this true?

Snake,

I suspect what you've heard are complaints regarding the finish on the Rem 870 Express shotgun.

Not the finish on the 870 Wingmaster shotgun.
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Default express vs wingmaster

you get what you pay for 90%of the time

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Snake,

I suspect what you've heard are complaints regarding the finish on the Rem 870 Express shotgun.

Not the finish on the 870 Wingmaster shotgun.
ANY finish will go to pot if you don't take care of it. Expresses are made to be tools. Meat Sticks. Mine is the ugliest gun in the goose pit (next to a friends 870 with "Eat Me" carved in the butt). I don't care. it kills geese and ducks in some of the worst conditions and never burps.
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ANY finish will go to pot if you don't take care of it. Expresses are made to be tools. Meat Sticks. Mine is the ugliest gun in the goose pit (next to a friends 870 with "Eat Me" carved in the butt). I don't care. it kills geese and ducks in some of the worst conditions and never burps.
No - It isn't just any finish. That metal finish Rem puts on the Express is notorious for being "hit and miss"! Some report good results and some report very poor results. The ones reporting poor results say their express finish will literatliy rust right before their eyes when wet.
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Exactly what he said ... Best pump shotgun out there aside from their newest model the 887 super duper nitro magnum

Even the 870 Express is good... very few parts to maintain and very sturdy to use.
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A lot of people claim to have had issues with the 870 Express finish. The Wingmaster is polished and blued. My 1976 version still looks fine.

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have had wingmaster ,have an express now ,that ive tricked out for all around utility work hunting /defense ....probably the best shotgun ever made .the wingmaster is a high grade ,beautiful wood and great blueing.you cant go wrong with either the wingmaster or the express

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