Remington 870 Express

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by UnderFire, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm new here and I'm hoping for some help...


    I have a Remington 870 Express. Barrel Code: DH 33, this tells me that my shotgun was made in September of 1987 and is the 33rd off the production line. The shotgun is a 12ga. pump action with a 28" barrel. I'm the original owner and the shotgun doesn't have much use on it. It's in mint condition. I was wondering the value of the gun because I want to sell it since I don't have much use for it. I hope I have included enough info about my shotgun so that someone can give me a fair market resell price.

    thanks in advance :D
     
  2. skullcrusher

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    Take it to a gun dealer and ask what he would give you for it, and how much they would sell it for. If you still have the original box, that would help as well for sale. Also gunbroker.com may have some in the same condition. That would give you a good idea. Sorry if I'm not much more help.
     

  3. stalkingbear

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    I don't want to offend you but while Remington 870 Express shotguns are great shotguns-own 2 myself, they're not very high priced shotguns. I wouldn't think you'll be able to get over 250-300$ for it IF I'm right. Why sell it???? You MAY regret selling it later. If a gun suits me & shoots good, I'll never sell another. I've got a HUGE list of guns I sold/traded off that I regret deeply.
     
  4. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    $200 sounds about right. I see them at pawn shops for cheaper.
     
  5. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    Thanks for your reply.
    I did that, the dealer (the biggest in my area) told me it was only worth a 100 bucks even though it was in great shape considering the age of it. Little did he know that I had seen the "used shotgun" rack in his store where he's trying to sell a Rem 870 Express 20 ga. about the same age for $499. :eek:

    I have found that dealers usually try to give a bias opinion to sway yours.
     
  6. Virginian

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    I had an Express back in the '80s, and I am here to tell you the ones they made in the '80s are quite a different animal than the ones they make today. Much better finished inside and out from what I have seen. I would point that out to prospective buyers. It ought to be worth more, but I think $175 to $200 is all you are going to be able to do. I got a cherry '76 Magnum Wingmaster last Fall for $225.
     
  7. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    I want to thank everyone for their replies. :)
    I've decided to keep my shotgun. stalkingbear's & Virginian's posts made me reconsider. I'm going to get back in-touch with the gun and start shooting some skeet, and even if I don't, the shotgun looks great in my rifle cabinet along side all my rifles.
    Here's something else that made me reconsider; a couple of weeks ago I had a friend (who is a shotgun fanatic) come back from gobbler hunting and heard that I had the Rem 870 for sale offered me 200 bucks, when I said no, he offered 300 bucks. :eek:
     
  8. falseharmonix

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    I was purchasing my shotgun last week, and before I put ink to the page, the guy tried selling me a used 870. He claimed he knew the owner and that they treated the weapon well, but he wanted cash money only. Actually, he wanted more for the 870 used than for the Mossberg I was buying new.

    So, I bought the Mossberg (which is what I intended to buy before I stepped foot in the store)

    His price was $460 for the 870, used.
     
  9. gunsgunsguns

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    just to give you sum outside perpective a 870 express magnum in ireland second hand cost me 400 euros!! brand new 500 euros!!! im nly hear nyway cuz wanted to ask quick question bout d gun!! my 870 is camo on the stock and forend, wud it be handy enough for me to paint it so that it looked lik black sintethic??? or wud dat make a pure mess of it altoghter??
     
  10. YJGUY

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    Hang on to that 870

    Well said. If I only had the cash from the guns that I bought, sold, and re-bought (some more than once). :mad:

    I'd also suggest keeping the 870. It isn't eating much, and it's one heck of a good versatile shotgun that you will regret selling. This is coming from a guy that has had three,then one,then zero, now four! Ouch!
     
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  11. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Black paint ought to work, but why not see if someone will swap you. I don't think there are any issues shipping plain stocks. Over here camo stocks cost about $100 more.
     
  12. gunsgunsguns

    gunsgunsguns New Member

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    il have a go at d paint job!!! ny type of paint you wud recamend?? ive been looking into dat duracoat stuff!!
     
  13. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    WOW!!! I thought my topic had died out along time ago,
    especially since I posted that I was keeping the shotgun.
    I bought the gun back in the eighties (2nd shotgun) and never used
    it much. Right now I have another topic about the same shotgun where I'm converting it to a 870 Police model, in the "Your Projects" Forum- check it out.

    gunsgunsguns,
    Go to ebay and get what you want.
    I wouldn't paint over the camo. You could even sell the camo parts on ebay or keep them if you decide to change your mind.
     
  14. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Co-worker was selling his Remington 870 Express Synthetic, pump action 18 inch BBL, 12 ga with 2 shot extension for $275.00; well, I purchased it!
     
  15. UnderFire

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    Bigcountry02,

    COOL!!
    How do you like it?
    Are you using it for HD?
    I want to hear about it in a range report. :)
     
  16. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Fire once - love it!
    HD - YES
    From what I have been told I could swap the barrel out; however, decide to go to Sportsman Warehouse, they had a barrel - 269.00 and on the shelve a complete 28" Remington 870 Express Synthetic for $319.00 12ga for hunting! I also picked a full choke for better for goose!

    Range will be Sunday (demand from the wife) - she wants to fire her pistol.

    Range report will be provided - nothing fancy.
     
  17. UnderFire

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    Bigcountry02,

    That's GREAT!!
    Yes, barrels are an easy swap on a Rem 870's.
    I take it you bought a second Rem 870 for hunting...right?
    You might want to try a Turkey Choke for goose hunting.
     
  18. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Was at the range with the wife, no go for Sunday was max out and at least 15 ahead waiting to shoot. This is an outdoor range too! You should have seen the weapons :D. I was getting hungry just seeing all them!