remington 870 ?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Ultimate_sig, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    I have a remington 870 and i noticed a star on the barrel, what is that for....i got it in a trade so im not sure which model it is
     
  2. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    How big is it, where is it located and is there any text with it?
     

  3. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Its not new but still



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    We need pitchas!!!
     
  4. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    The model is wingmaster or express or something similar, the name is on the side of the receiver.
     
  5. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    As far as i know it's nothing significant.
    Pm c3 or Bkt they can tell you more
     
  6. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Probably just a proof mark, mine has it too.
     
  7. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    Mine has several asterisks followed by 12 Ga 2 3/4 and 3". So similar... Probably just keeps track of generation. when it came off the line and such.
     
  8. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    U have more than one star, n theres magnum, express, and wingmaster i dnt know the diffrence and tbought the star resemeled a particular model
     
  9. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    Yeah, I have an 870 Express Magnum.
     
  10. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Whats the diffrence
     
  11. oli700

    oli700 New Member

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    The asterisks designate choke type and the star has something to do with the chamber or head space......IIRC, might be wrong on the star
     
  12. USEBOTHHANDS

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    is the barrel equipped with a "REM-choke" system?

    the older wingmasters and expresses didn't utilize the REM-choke system, but yours looks like a newer model. in order to change out the choke(s) you had to buy a new barrel with a built-in choke of your choice.

    that's what that barrel looks like to me.

    i've never seen a newer 870 without a vent-rib. it looks like it might possibly be a replacement barrel, or even a buckshot barrel................IDK.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012
  13. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    You can always call the company. I've had good luck in the past with knowledgeable and eager reps. :)