Norinco 982 & Pardner Pump Protector Info Review

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by MAX100, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. MAX100

    MAX100 New Member

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    I have been working with these shotguns for about 6 years now. This is my opinion of these shotguns and things I have learned from the experience of working on them.

    Here is the low down on the Norinco 982 & H&R NEF Pardner Pump:

    The Pardner Pump & the Norinco 982 Pump are the same shotgun. The PP has a different style receiver and a brass bead sight. Most of the Remington 870 accessories will fit these shotguns with no modifying needed. Most 870 parts will fit also: receiver stud, Fore end assembly, trigger group, mag tube caps, safety, ejector, extractor, firing pin. I hear the parts for the Pardner Pump are shipped to the US from China and assembled at the H&R NEF Manufacturing facility. I don't know if it is true.

    Just like the Norinco 982 shotguns the Pardner Pump shotguns are very well made that is why Remington-Marlin-H&R (same company) put their name on them and back them with their excellent warranty. I own both and have a lot of experience with them and they will hold up to anything that you throw at them. I have about 3000 to 4000 rounds through my 982 over 5 years and have never had a problem with it. It will feed all of the cheap ammo that some shotguns will choke on, the WalMart Value packs.

    The Norinco 982 shotguns have been imported into the US for 10 years now with tens of thousands sold. They are made in China and get a bad rap because of it. Most always from the ones who have never owned one and or never would. You hardly ever see anyone on the gun forums that post they are having problems with one. You hardly ever see that many used ones for sale. That means one thing people are happy with them. There was a good review on them in the Guns & Ammo magazine July 2000 issue. They gave it 3 stars out of 4 and said that they had to be the best deal going on a Tactical shotgun. There has been a few improvements since 2000. These shotguns don't have refined look to them like a new 870. They have more of a rugged Military tactical shotgun appearance to them. That is what Norinco does best is manufacture military weapons.

    Norinco has improved the 870 design as a tactical shotgun. It is whole lot of shotgun for the money.


    * The Barrel locking lug is in a better location as a tactical shotgun. Being higher up it is a stronger setup. There is no need for a mag tube clamp with a 3.5" tube extension because it is shorter. Also plenty of room to put a rail mount for a flashlight or sling mount.

    * Better shell lifter design - no need for a 870 flexi tab

    * Thick Hardened high carbon steel receiver

    * Metal trigger guard

    * Parkerized finish

    * Machined extractor

    * 982 has a excellent set of ghost ring sights that would cost almost as much as the shotgun if you had to buy a set after market.



    The 982 ghost ring sight assembly:

    I would replace the slot screws that hold the GRS assembly with socket Allen head screws size: Metric M4 x 0.7mm

    I would also replace the slot head elevation set screw with a Allen head set screw, size: Metric M4 X 0.7mm


    The slot screws are hard to tighten firm without stripping them. I have had them to loosen under recoil and the aperture has slid off before. If you lose the GR aperture there are no replacements for it. I don't like slot screws and change them whenever possible. It is a good idea to use loctite made for small screws on the screws whether you decide to change them or not. The replacement screws are a common size and available at most hardware stores for about 40 cent each.

    Here are pictures of the rear GR sight for anyone who like to see it. They are made of all quality steel and as you can see, very good quality machining. The slot screw in the middle behind the ghost ring aperture is your elevation set screw. The one on the left side is the windage screw. I haven't had any problems out of it.

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    Adding a Mag tube extension:

    To add a mag tube extension to these shotguns the mag tube dimples have to be removed for it to work. The best way to remove them is to drill them out with a 3/16" to 1/4" drill bit. Then clean the holes up with a Dremel or a piece of sandpaper wrapped around a dowel and chuck it in a drill. Stuff a rag down the mag tube to keep any metal savings out of the action. The metal drills easy so take your time, use a little oil and don't force it. The holes won't be seen because the barrel locking lug will cover them. When the follower slides in and out of the mag tube freely and you are done.


    The standard Norinco 982 with 7+1 tube extension.


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    My 5 year old Norinco 982 with 870 accessories and a 7+1 tube ext

    Vang 870 Oversize Safety
    Brownells 870 stainless follower
    Arms Tech 870 stock adapter
    Laserlyte Tr-Rail mount
    My custom 7+1 tube extension that I make for these shotguns
    Tapco SAW grip storage for two shells
    M4 CAR STOCK
    CAA stock saddle provides a good cheek weld
    SOG recoil pad
    The shotgun has been coated with a non rust ceramic finish

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    Here is my custom Pardner Protector with some 870 accessories. No modifying had to be be done to any of them. This is one of my cool looking fun shotguns and it handles very well.

    Vang 870 dome safety
    Arms Tech 870 stock adapter
    Hogue 870 fore end
    King Armory Breacher Muzzle Brake - The shotgun patterns very well with this brake and muzzle flash is greatly diminished.
    John Masen 870 heat shield
    My 7+1 Mag tube ext which will also fit the 870

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    GC
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2008
  2. DogRanger

    DogRanger New Member

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    Thanks for the review...
     

  3. Gpruitt54

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    Hi,

    I recently purchased a Pardner Protector pump and I am interested in getting an extension tube. How much and where may I get my hands on one?

    Thanks
     
  4. MAX100

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  5. Pilot_Keeter

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    Hello,

    I recently purchased one of these and it is a great shotgun in my opinion. I have been experiencing a lot of ware on my bolt though and was wondering if there is anything I can do about it. I do my best to keep it lubricated without leaving too much on it. Is it possible to paint the bolt and if so how can I go about doing that?

    Thanks
     
  6. MAX100

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    It's just finish wear. It happens on the mag tube as well and all pump shotguns. Embrace the wear marks. It's suppose to be a working shotgun if it's for home defense.

    You can use some cold blue if you like.

    GC
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2010
  7. CoachSmith

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    want to purchase mag extension pardner

    I have search high and low in the physical and the electronic world for mag extension for the nef pardner pump 12ga. The name that I kept finding was yours. In the name of getting to the point I want to buy one of those extensions. What do I do where do I go or who do I need to call? thanks.
     
  8. redskull99

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    H and R Pardner Pump

    On your comment of the Pardner pump 12ga shotgun. I see that you said it would accept most 870 accessories. On the 12ga Pardner pump did you have to drill or mil the magazine extension? I’m curious to see if that will work on mine that I just bought.
     
  9. bic139

    bic139 New Member

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    how do you attach the muzzle brake on the pardner protector
     
  10. Oyabun

    Oyabun New Member

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    I am also interested in the Mag extension. How do you go about getting one?
     
  11. NEFnoob

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    MAX100 Scammer

    I ordered one of those extensions from MAX100 8 months ago now. He gave me the runaround in July but still after 8 months has not produced the item to me, nor has he returned my e-mails. I filed a complaint with G-pal that was the only time he got to me in JUly to give me some BS about being on vacation...guess so with the free money. I paid him 60 bucks. Don't trust him.
     
  12. azurevirus

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    norinco trench gun

    I bought one of these new and would like to get some accessories for it.....such as a flashlight and mount and maybe a scope for some bling..could anyone point me in the right direction on this. I havent seen any and was told due to the bayonet lug it would be hard to locate one
     
  13. Gotengo

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    Parnder Pump

    Is this MAX100 not sending the goods or what? A friend of mine said you can cut down a four inch Remington extension to 3.5 use a die to re-thread it and it will work, of course the spring has to be cut also. we are working on one now. if it works I will post all specs Tools used and time in doing this project. MAX100 Shame on you! There is to much fraud on the internet! Please correct your MISTAKES! I hope I am wrong a about you MAX100.
     
  14. Gotengo

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    Making the 3.5 extension yourself

    I have found an easier way to make a 3.5 extension for the Pardner shotgun.
    Choate makes a 7 shot extension for the Remington 870.
    Get a Choate extension from Choate Machine & Tool, Inc.
    Take a pipe; put it through the open end hit the pipe end the front end cap will come off.
    Place tube on shotgun, mark the extension where the cut is to happen flush with the barrel.
    Remove it and use a tube cutter, on the extension tube.
    A little cold blue on the fresh tube cut. Take end cap and tap it back on the end cap with mag nut at the opposite end & your done! A new spring and hardware comes with the kit.
    P.S. The Cost is about $45.00 for the tube, $6.00 to $10.00 for the cold blue. $50.00 to $55.00 Dollars total if you have a tube cutter.
    MAX 100 seem to of dropped off the earth! If you want that extension this is the way to go.
    :)
     
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  15. mossyman

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    Tube extension from MAX100

    Be careful buying anything from this guy ! I ordered a 590A1 tube extension 1 year ago for 65.00 and never got it and they don't answer the emails.
     
  16. dunerunner

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    Just in case you want to talk with him

    Prince, Craig V
    7103 Hwy 101 N
    Gray Court, SC 29645
    Phone: 864-876-0260
     
  17. BILLFROMBOOMHOWERTEXAS

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    About 2 months ago, I bought the Savage/Stevens 350 Security, (Ithica mod. 37 clone). There weren't any 982s in stock at the time, which is what I still intend to buy. The. 350 is well appointed as it comes, which is a good thing since after-market stuff is almost non-existant. But the Ithica 37 had such a great reputation, I thought why not both? I'm very glad I got the Stevens 350, but look forward to being able to re-configure the 982 to different tasks by changing bolt-on components.
     
  18. Smash

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    Looking for mag extension

    I would like to purchase a custom mag extension for the H&R Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun, 12ga please send me information on how to do so if anyone out there knows, thank you
     
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  19. John_Deer

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    I wonder what the freedom group expected when they sent the moulds to norinco & CNC layout for parts? You have dumb, stupid and then corporate america. Freedom group will be the next northern telecom. Norinco will be stamping out carbon copies of everything FG subs out.
     
  20. BlunderbussTech

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    Hey all I know this is an old thread but wanted to let you know I just started manufacturing a +2 magazine extension tube for the IAC Hawk and the H&R Pardner Pump Protector.
    If you have any interests check out my site at www.blunderbusstech.com I have a bunch already made and sitting in inventory.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016