Advanced searches left 3/3
Search only database of 7.4 mil and more summaries

Remington Model 870

Summarized by PlexPage
Last Updated: 04 December 2020

* If you want to update the article please login/register

General | Latest Info

Remington Model 870

Place of originUnited States
Production history
Designed1950
DesignerL.Ray Crittendon, Phillip Haskell, Ellis Hailston, G.E. Pinckney
ManufacturerRemington Arms
No. built11,000,000+
Produced1950-present
VariantsWingmaster, Express, Marine, SPS, SPS-T, XCS, Tac-14, Super Mag, MCS, DM, Tac-14 DM
Service history
In service1950-present
WarsLebanese Civil War Vietnam War Iraq War
Specifications
ActionPump-action
Barrel length14 in (360 mm) to 30 in (760 mm)
Cartridge12 gauge , 16 gauge , 20 gauge , 28 gauge , or .410 bore
Feed system3+1, 4+1, 5+1, 6+1, or 7+1 round internal tube magazine , or an external 6+1 box magazine
Length26.3 in (670 mm) to 50.5 in (1,280 mm)
Mass7.0 lb (3.2 kg) to 8.0 lb (3.6 kg)
SightsBead, twin bead, adjustable open sights, or ghost ring (all iron sights ). Also cantilever and receiver-mounts for scopes
TypeShotgun

The Remington Model 870 Pump-Action Shotgun is one of the most proven firearm designs in history. The 870 Express is a rugged, value-price workhorse, making it one of the most useful tools that an outdoorsman can own. The Versatile, NO-nonsense 870 Express can be used for hunting waterfowl, upland game, and deer, as well as home defense Shotgun, and informal clay pigeon shooting. At the heart of the ultra reliable 870 Remington is a receiver mill from Solid Billet of steel for maximum strength, and Twin Action bars that prevent binding and twisting while cycling action. 870 Pump shotguns have great pointing characteristics. They come to the shooter's shoulder and acquire targets instinctively, and swing fluidly on fast flying birds. The Remington Model 870 Express Pump-Action Shotgun comes with ultra durable laminate hardwood stock and fore-end, and Matte blue / Black, bead-blast finish on the receiver and barrel. Barrel has vent rib and bead sight, and uses Standard Rem Choke screw-in Choke tubes. Durable, rubber recoil pad dampens recoil and helps shooter to stay on target for faster follow up shots. All 870 Express shotguns function with either 2-3 / 4 or 3 shotgun shells interchangeably. A myriad of aftermarket Remington 870 accessories enable owners to customize the 870 Express for specific purposes. Versatile, NO-nonsense Shotgun Hardwood buttstock and forearm Matte finish Receiver and barrel Vent rib with bead sight Solid steel Receiver Twin Action bars Standard Rem Choke

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Development

The Remington 870 was the fourth major design in the series of Remington pump shotguns. John Pedersen designed the fragile Remington Model 10. John Browning designed Remington Model 17, which serves as the basis for Remington 31. Model 31 was well liked, but struggled for sales in the shadow of Winchester Model 12. Remington sought to correct that in 1949 by introducing the modern, streamline, rugged, reliable, and relatively inexpensive Shotgun-870. It was an adaptation of the Remington 11-48 autoloader, itself an adaptation of John Browning-design Remington 11. Sales of 870 have been steady. They reached 2 million guns by 1973. By 1996, spurred by sales of basic Express models, which were added as lower-cost alternative to the original Wingmaster line, sales topped seven million guns. On April 13 2009, ten millionth Model 870 was produce, and the 870 holds the record for best-selling shotgun in history.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Design details

870 features bottom-loading, side ejecting receiver, tubular magazine under barrel, dual action bars, internal hammer, and bolt which locks into extension in the barrel. The action, receiver, trigger system, safety catch and slide release catch of the Remington Model 870 shotgun are similar to those used on Remington Model 7600 series pump-action centerfire rifles and carbines. The basic trigger group design was first used in automatic 11-48. 20 gauge stocks will also interchange. Several parts of the 870 will interchange with semi-automatic Remington 1100 and 11-87. The original 870 models were offered with fixed chokes. In 1986, Remington introduced the new Remington Rem Choke system of screw-in Chokes. Initially, Rem Chokes were offered on barrel lengths of 21, 26 and 28. It was not offer on 30 barrels, deer guns, target guns or as retrofit. Production 870s for over 30 years had a design whereby user could fail to press the shell all way into the magazine when loading such that shell latch do not engage the shell, and such actions could tie up the gun. This was caused by shell which slip out of the magazine under bolt in the receiver to bind action, requiring rough treatment of action or even disassembly to clear by uninitiated. Potential issue was resolved with the introduction of the Flexi Tab carrier. Guns with this modification can be identified by U-shape cut-out on the carrier, visible from below gun. Cut-out allows the carrier to flex when the shell presses on it without binding action.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Variants

There are hundreds of variations of Remington 870. From the original fifteen models offer, Remington currently produces dozens of models for civilian, law enforcement, and military sales. 870 variants can be grouped into: Wingmaster-Blue steel with high gloss or satin Walnut stocks. 3 shell internal tube magazine. Police-Blued or Parkerized steel with satin Walnut, stained Hardwood, or Synthetic stocks. Action parts are heavy-duty and these models receive extra care and inspections during assembly. Marine-nickel plat with synthetic stocks. Express-Matte Black bead-blast with laminated Hardwood or Synthetic stocks. Provide lower cost Model To range. Super Magnum-chamber for 3 12 Gauge shotshells. XCS-TriNyte coats external metal and nickel plat internals with speedfeed stocks.


Versions

All Remington 870 versions are built on one platform and the receiver is made of solid block of steel. This is the heart of the platform. But still, there are many small differences you need to know about. Some of them are just cosmetic, but some of them are more important. Let find out about small but very interesting differences which may help you to choose the 870 version which suits you better. There is 870 Tactical version with a one-piece magazine tube. This eliminates the joint between Magazine and Magazine tube extension. This was do to add more reliability to the shotgun. Joint is a weak point where spring or follower may get stick. This problem isnt common, but there is always the chance that something could go wrong. This is especially true with standard magazine follower. Aftermarket magazine followers are more reliable than factory ones. That is why barrel nuts on some of Tactical versions are in different location, so you will need a spacer for the Remington 870 Tactical shotgun one-piece Magazine tube if you want to install barrel from one of the common 870 versions. Some of the more expensive versions have magazine cap detent. It prevents Magazine cap or Magazine extension from loosening. Magazine cap detent is available on Tactical and Police versions of Remington 870. Dont worry if you dont have this feature because magazine cap and tube will stay in place, but be sure to check them regularly. It is more reliable to have a magazine cap detent, especially if you shoot a lot. It is even possible to add Magazine cap detent to your 870 yourself. Basic Remington 870 shotguns, which come without a magazine tube, usually have two dimples at the end of the magazine tube. They need to hold new style spring retainer in place. But they also prevent owners from installing Magazine tube. You will need to remove dimples before installing Magazine tube extension. Dimple removal isnt difficult and can be done even at home. Older 870s and Police versions dont have dimples at the end of the magazine tube. Most of the 870 versions come with a Metal Injection mold extractor. This is a modern process of parts manufacturing, and it is suitable for many purposes. But the hardness of non-MIM extractor is higher, which leads to more reliable extraction of fired shotshells. This is especially important for reloaded or low-quality ammunition. You can always replace the factory's Remington 870 extractor with a non-MIM extractor. It takes several minutes, and you are good to go. A Non-MIM extractor is installed on Remington 870 Police for better reliability. Remington 870 Police and Marine versions come with more expensive Remington Supercell Buttpad. It is patented and made of special material which reduces felt recoil. It really works and makes the life of a shotgun shooter so much easier. But you can always buy and install it later.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Overview

Remington 870 Express Specifications

WeightBarrel LengthOverall LengthBarrel TypeCapacityMetal FinishStockAction
7.5 lbs.18.5 inches38.5 inchesFixed Cylinder Choke6+1Matte BlackWood laminatePump

Ive had nothing but bad luck WITH 870. Anyone hear OF Rem 7400s where lugs shear and GUN can explode? Remington IS garbage. And to author GUN IS king because it is so much better and smoother than Mossberg? Yeah, AR feels a lot smoother than AK So I guess AKs are unreliable junk because YOU say so? If youre going to write FOR masses, maybe keep your personal bias in check? 've had MANY Mossbergs WITH thousands upon thousands OF rounds thru them and NEVER a single problem, nada. This author also writes HOW Saiga 12s are unreliable junk So LEs shouldnt USE them. I think your simpleness IS showing there bub. Please do some research and real tests and then write to the masses. I guess YOU missed the test where Mossberg WAS adopted by the Marine Corps etc and Remington literally refused to compete against Mossberg in military trials screw Remington. I had one and my friend had one and they dont like to eject properly literally NEVER ever issue in MANY MANY years and MANY MANY Mossbergs It feel better isnt even article who let YOU write? I teach 4H shooting sports, and the only GUN I've seen have problem WAS one kid Mossburg 500 where the shell wasn't able to be loaded in because OF its load gate. Shell literally had to be cut in half to get it OUT OF GUN. And it do the same thing repeatedly. It WAS fixed by bending the load gate. Also, ABOUT 20 YEAR's or MORE ago, I bought an H & R 3-1 / 2″ brake Action Shotgun and WAS impressed WITH way it shoot, and HOW far. So I bought a brand spanking NEW Mossburg 500 in 3-1 / 2″ as no one WAS making one in Pump AT time except Mossburg, and Browning. But Browning WAS over 1000. 00 So I opt FOR Mossburg WAS over 600. 00 AT time and WAS VERY fancy Grade GUN WITH WITH everything YOU could want, engraving, removable choke etc I had to buy every single choke trying to get it to shoot and it WAS NEVER as good as my 50 YEAR old old Remington Wing Master Pump that I was given when I WAS 10 years old. That GUN WAS passed on to me by my uncle who had it FOR years. It came WITH two barrels, one OF WHICH IS 2-3 / 4″ other 3″ GUN barrels were not made of good material AT time and were bulge in several places. We had to get it worked on by a Gunsmith who took OUT some OF bulges. This GUN has been RUN over by him and dent BARREL OF GUN on 2-3 / 4″ BARREL.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Remington 870 Shotgun Parts

Accessories and parts you choose for your shotgun, either as replacement or just addition, often enhance your experience. The Remington 870 shotgun comes with a variety of accessories that include forends, slings, magazine extensions, and streamlights. Before purchasing your Remington accessories, it is important that you learn about the appropriate parts. Stock: stock is designed to protect your shoulder against recoil that results from firing a shotgun. Color options include camouflage stock, as well as black and red. Forend: forend of Remington 870 shotgun is the section just before the butt of stock. Forend provide extra stability. Barrel: replaceable barrel on Remington 870 provides users with multiple length and width options. Different shotgun barrels can be suitable for use under different conditions. For instance, you might want a longer barrel for hunting or target practice situations when trying to zero in on a flying target because it will provide more balance when moving weapon whereas shorter barrel is better for maneuverability while inside a moving vehicle because they wo get in the way as much. Sling: Slings help users to hold their guns more comfortably. Most Slings can be adjusted to fit multiple users of different heights and builds. Carrier: Remington 870 carrier gives you a way to store and to transport your shotgun. Make sure the carrier will support the shotgun entirely, including stock, forend, and barrel. Pistol grip: strong pistol grip will give users a better hold on shotgun. Many pistol grips can be adjusted depending on the size of your hand. Ironsight: ironsight is important for improving users ' aim. There are many options, including laser sights, flip-up sights, and scopes. The Remington 870 is available in a variety of gun variations. Rifle: These shotgun variations are designed to be simple for many users to understand. Shotgun: most basic type of shotgun, Remington 870 is designed for easy use. Tactical shotguns: Tactical shotguns are designed for many different tactical purposes and are a great option in personal combat situations. When choosing the right product for your needs, consider the size of your weapon. This will dictate what kinds of recoil reduction items you can install. It is also essential to understand the gauge of weapon you purchase. This heavily influences what Remington recoils from items you install on it. Other important considerations include user preference. Make sure that gauge is considered to ensure that the recoil isnt too strong. Furthermore, it is important to match items to weapons intended use, whether you are using a weapon for hunting or tactical purposes.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

The Controls

The most significant difference any shooter can easily pick up on is the difference between safety locations on Remington 870 and Mossberg 500. The Remington 870 uses traditional push-button safety locate on trigger guard. Mossberg uses sliding safety located on the tang of the receiver. Remington 870s safety is position behind the trigger and easy to reach. It can be used with any stock system with ease. It is much more friendly with right-handers, but that being say, leave-hand friend of mine uses 870 and destroys us at shooting clays. The Mossberg 500 safety is completely ambidextrous but challenging to use on shotguns with pistol grips. This includes practical pistol grips that utilize stocks as well. It takes mighty reach upwards on Mossbergs with pistol grips while safety is the easiest difference to spot, other difference is slide release. Both Mossberg and Remington position slide release on the left side of the trigger unit. Remington places there in front of the trigger, and Mossberg positions theirs behind the trigger. The Remington 870 suffers from the fact that you have to break your firing grip to reach forward and release slide. The Mossberg 500 series can be activated without breaking firing grip.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

The Difference in Actions

Mossberg 500 Stats:

ActionPump Action, Fore-end release behind the trigger guard, Tang Safety on top of receiver
Barrel20/22/24/26/28" Vent Rib Barrels plus 24" Slug Barrel Options
Capacity6 Rounds
Chamber3 Chamber - Shoots 2 3/4 Shells 3 Shells
SightsFixed Bead Sights
Gauge12 GA, 20 GA, .410 Bore
ChokeAccu-Set or Full-Fixed Chokes
Trigger Pull8 lbs 5 oz

The Remington 870 can be defined as an iconic, versatile, and no-frills pump action gun, which is also famous for its robustness. Many also consider it as an incredible deterrent weapon, which has the ability to fire various loads with effortless precision. The good thing about the Remington 870 Express is that it features plenty of iterations designed to better fit intend users and use. One of these is Its thick Butt Pad, feature made to ensure that users will be able to shoot comfortably. With the way Remington 870 Express is build, I can say that it falls under the category of shotgun made for general use. It seems to be of great use to hunters who are looking for dependable deer and bird hunting shotgun. It can also benefit those who are searching for reliable and effective defense weapon they can store at home.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

Remington 870 Express Specifications

WeightBarrel LengthOverall LengthBarrel TypeCapacityMetal FinishStockAction
7.5 lbs.18.5 inches38.5 inchesFixed Cylinder Choke6+1Matte BlackWood laminatePump

Remington 870 Stats:

ActionPump Action, Fore-end release in front of trigger guard, Cross bolt Safety
Barrel26, 28 Vent Rib Barrels
Capacity4 Rounds
Chamber3 Chamber - Shoots 2 Shells 3 Shells
SightsFixed Bead Sights
Gauge12 GA, 20 GA
ChokeModified Rem Choke
Trigger Pull5 lbs
* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Material Differences

Table

Model870 Express Compact870 Express Compact Camo870 Express Compact Camo870 Express Compact Jr.
Gauge20 (2 3/4 and 3-inch)20 (2 3/4 and 3-inch)20 (2 3/4 and 3-inch)20 (2 3/4 and 3-inch)
Mag. Capacity4444
BBL Length21 inches21 inches21 inches18 3/4 inches
Barrel TypeVent Rib/Rem ChokeVent Rib/Rem ChokeVent Rib/Rem ChokeVent Rib/Rem Choke
SightsSingle BeadSingle BeadSingle BeadSingle Bead
Metal FinishMatteMatteMatteMatte
Overall Length40 1/2 inches40 1/2 inches40 1/2 inches37 1/4 inches
Length of Pull13 inches (Adj)13 inches (Adj)13 inches (Adj)12 inches (Adj)
Drop (Comb)1 1/2 inches1 1/2 inches1 1/2 inches1 1/2 inches
Drop (Heel)2 1/4 inches2 1/4 inches2 1/4 inches2 inches
Stock MaterialSyntheticSyntheticSyntheticSynthetic
Stock FinishBlackRealtree HardwoodsMossy Oak Pink CamoMatte Black
Avg. Weight6 lbs6 lbs6 lbs5 3/4 lbs

One of the most significant differences you ca see is what material makes up your Shotguns receiver. Most people ca look at metal and tell you what it is. This material difference is one of the biggest differences youll likely never notice. Remington 870s use good ole-fashionable American steel. Well, I dont know if it is American, but it is steel. This gives 870s a more substantial receiver overall. The Mossberg 500 series uses aluminum receivers. While steel is stronger, there is likely never going to be a time you can break Mossberg 500s aluminum receiver. While differences exist between materials, there is no practical advantage to using steel over aluminum. AR-15s are made from aluminum, and we trust they work. The most significant practical difference is the weight of guns. Remingtons, on average, tend to be heavier guns by anywhere from pound to half pound when like vs. Like is compare. More weight isnt exactly a good or bad thing, it just different. Stalking deer? Lightweight is nicer. Skeet shooting? Heavier makes for smoother swing.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Magazine Tubes

Another somewhat hidden, but often desirable feature for shotguns is extending magazine capacity. Shotguns are typically restricted to relatively low ammunition capacity. The ability to add a few extra shots can be highly desirable. With the Mossberg 500, it is complicate. Adding more capacity is difficult because of the magazine and barrel design. To do so, you need a new barrel and matching tube to do so. You ca just screw on Extension and go for it. Barrel attach directly to the magazine tube and not around it. The Mossberg 590 series corrects this and allows you to connect Magazine Extension directly to the tube. The Remington 870 is traditionally the simpler weapon to utilize when it comes to adding Extension. Remove the magazine cap and then screw on the Extension. Well, those were old days. Now on a lot of models, they are dimpling magazine tube. This makes it impossible for spring and for rounds to travel into Extension. It is likely tactical models wo have this dimple magazine tube, but a lot of non-tactical models will. The only solution is to remove dimples yourself via power tools or pay a gunsmith to do it. You ca swap magazine tube for another without dimple because Remington solders magazine tubes in place. These solder tubes can be a major hassle if you damage the tube and need to replace it. With Mossberg designs, you simply have to heat up Loctite and unscrew the Magazine tube.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Extractors / Ejector

The Exact Edge Extractor is manufactured through the EDM process to produce exacting tolerances. Remington Exact Edge Extractor will not lose its Edge under impact like extractors made from stamped steel that will have their edges roll over and actually cause extraction problems after a short period of use. The Volquartsen Extractor features a very precise hook point which is harden to RC 58-60 to withstand years of use and still maintain its Edge. Volquartsen is able to hold tolerances to + /-. 0001 by utilizing the EDM manufacturing process. Design to maintain its edges over long period of time Precise hook point for problem free extractions EDM manufacture to + /-. 0001 tolerances harden to RC 58-60


Remington 870/1100 Non-MIM (Machined) and Volquartsen Extractors

One of the simplest ways to improve your shotguns performance is to change the standard MIM extractor with a Non-MIM extractor. Steel extractors are used on Remington 870 Police shotguns because they are more durable and allow heavy use of shotgun. An extractor is part found in most firearms. It removes spent cases from ammunition that get fire after you pull the trigger. With Remington 870 / 1100 extractors, you can use Non-MIM or MIM extractors for shotgun. MIM stands for metal injection molding. Newer Remington 870 / 1100 shotguns use MIM extractor. But the good news is that you can replace the MIM extractor with a Non-MIM extractor. Non-MIM extractor, which is commonly referred to as machined extractor, is an upgrade for Remington 870 / 1100 that many gun owners are more comfortable with. Non-MIM is known for insuring that fire shells get extracted properly and without any problems. The big complaint people make about MIM extractor is that it breaks too easily and that it is unreliable. For anyone who owns a Remington 870, it will cost a lot of money to replace the MIM extractor if it breaks off. A Non-MIM extractor is very inexpensive and easy to install as an upgrade for your weapon. It will also make extraction of fired shells much more reliable in your weapon than it does with MIM extractor. If you look at the Police version of Remington 870 shotguns these days, they all have Non-MIM extractors in them because of their reliability. For all gun owners who still have MIM extractor in their Remington 870 and find it unreliable, it will only cost you around 15 to replace the MIM with Non-MIM. This is one of the best and most cost-effective investments you can make in preserving the quality and reliability of your Remington 870. Machine extractor is one of the must-have upgrades for your Remington 870 / 1100. It insures reliable extraction of fired shells. The Police version of Remington 870 utilizes non-mim extractors too, because it is more reliable. If your Remington 870 / 1100 has problems with extraction-changing extractor is the first procedure you need to do. This upgrade is not for looks it is for reliability. A better Non-MIM extractor costs just 14. 99 but improve your shotgun dramatically. Non-MIM extractor is my first recommendation to Remington 870 owners who are starting upgrading their shotguns. Most shooters spend hundreds of dollars on tacticool upgrades but rarely upgrade inner parts. This is one of the cheapest but most important upgrades you can make to Remington 870 shotgun.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Sources

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

logo

Plex.page is an Online Knowledge, where all the summarized are written by a machine. We aim to collect all the knowledge the World Wide Web has to offer.

Partners:
Nvidia inception logo
jooble logo

© All rights reserved
2021 made by Algoritmi Vision Inc.

If your domain is listed as one of the sources on any summary, you can consider participating in the "Online Knowledge" program, if you want to proceed, please follow these instructions to apply.
However, if you still want us to remove all links leading to your domain from Plex.page and never use your website as a source, please follow these instructions.