870 barrel

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Josh1158, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    Is there any difference between a 870 barrel and a 870 express barrel ?
     
  2. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    Only in the finish - Wingmasters are blued and 870 express are dull black; parts are interchangeable
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i think the finish is the biggest difference. the Express having a bead blasted and matte finish, vs. the polished and blued finish on the 870 Wingmaster. IIRC, the barrels will interchange as far as fitting but the finishes won't match. this applies as long as they have the same recievers in size and gauge.
     
  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Just the finish, fit should be the same. If by 870 you mean a Wingmaster it will be glossier than the Express barrel.
     
  5. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    Thanks, thats what I was thinkin. I have another question about it too. Can you shoot 2 3/4 shells if the barrel is chambered in 3 inch ? I do believe the barrel I have now says 2 3/4 or 3 inch but most of the ones I see on midway just say 3 inch
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    you can shoot either in a 3" chamber. but not a 3" in a 2 3/4" chamber.
     
  7. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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  8. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    Cool, thanks again.
     
  9. E7018Dan

    E7018Dan New Member

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    Isn't the only difference between the 2 3/4 only receiver and 3" receiver is the extractor?
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    As long as we are talking 12 ga, I believe the above are correct. 20 ga is a whole different ball game though. 20 ga old style, wingmaster, LT, Express all use different barrels
     
  11. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    The only differences between a 3" receiver and a standard one are the ejector and ejector spring. Oh, and the rollmarking.
     
  12. E7018Dan

    E7018Dan New Member

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    Thanks for clarification. Memory has a lapse now and again.