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duckdup
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:05 pm  Reply with quote



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Is the 870 in 16 gauge just a 12 gauge shimmed down to 16? was looking for a bargain 16 and found this one (not a bargain at $349).

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skeettx
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:23 pm  Reply with quote
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Well kinda
The 12 gauge is built on a 16 gauge size frame.

The 12, 16 and early 20 gauge guns were built on the same size frame

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duckdup
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:28 pm  Reply with quote



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Thanks for the info. That explains the weight...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:36 am  Reply with quote
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look at the barrel some of the Remington 16 gauge barrels were built out of 12 gauge blanks. A lot of the weight in the new Remington 16's is in the barrel.
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fourtrax
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:04 am  Reply with quote



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IMO the early 870 16 ga were lighter than "modern" 870-s. The fluted bbl sems lighter to me. I snagged a 1950 870 16 ga last Winter in nice shape. If I had a scale I could weight it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:58 am  Reply with quote



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It depends on whether it is an Express or a Wingmaster, to determine if it is a bargain or not. I paid $350 for a newer Wingmaster with screw in chokes, and felt like I got a heck of a deal. It is a big, rather heavy gun, but that helps when I shoot targets with it.

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Dogchaser37
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:18 am  Reply with quote
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My 1962 Model 870 in 16 ga., 28 modified barrel weighs in at 6 lbs. 14 oz.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:42 am  Reply with quote



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I have a 51 w/ a 28 field barrel (no rib) that was 6 lb 8 oz before I shaved the pistol grip stock down to an English grip. I have long considered having the barrel cut to 24, but never quite pulled the trigger, in part because I had the choke opened to a skeet II and I dont know if Id have to pay for screw chokes with a cut barrel. It is one of my primary upland guns, especially for rain, quail hunting in thickets, etc.
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duckdup
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:37 pm  Reply with quote



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The gun was Wing-master and serial number was 736XXX range, 28 inch fixed full barrel. Not bad, but not really what I was looking for (wanted a leather holster) just saw a 16ga tag and had to check it out.

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T-Bone
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:12 pm  Reply with quote



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skeettx wrote:
Well kinda
The 12 gauge is built on a 16 gauge size frame.

The 12, 16 and early 20 gauge guns were built on the same size frame

Mike


Sorry, I own a 16 Ga. M31L and a 1950's era 16 Ga. 870 and the M31's receiver is definitely smaller/narrower. The 870 shows a definite accommadation to the smaller 16 Ga. barrel...As I understand it; re-tooled M31 16 Ga. barrels in that era.

Yes, the 870 12 Ga. receiver is far from bulky, but I believe calling it true 16 Ga. is a STRETCH.

Friendly disagreement...NO offense intended.

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