When was the Remington 870 Wingmaster introduced?

When was the Remington 870 Wingmaster introduced?

January 1950
Like the Model 11-48, the Model 870 Wingmaster shotgun, introduced in January 1950, had a breech locked securely in a hardened barrel extension, and a new locking block and slide were devised for a smooth and effective operation.

Is the 870 wingmaster a good gun?

Its biggest use these days is as my home defense gun because I trust it, know it better than any other shotgun I’ve owned. The step up in the world of wingshooting is the 870 Wingmaster starting at $847 MSRP, still very reasonable for a shotgun boasting this level of reliability.

How long will Remington 870 last?

The really high round count clay pigeon shooters say the aluminum pump guns start to fail somewhere around 70,000 rounds or so. The 870 may start developing cracks around the ejection port around 250,000 rounds.

What kind of finish does a Remington 870 Wingmaster have?

The 3” chambered barrel has a lustrous gloss black finish and features a 7mm vented cross-cut rib, a prominent white bead at the muzzle and smaller chromed mid-rib bead.

Is the Remington 870 a semi pump shotgun?

The Wingmaster though is still the 870 to go for, the name, looks, feel, handling and reputation meaning there’s just something almost mythical about this model of Remington. Possessing that unique something, this and all Wingmasters are shotguns you want to pick up and use, a genuine American icon and a piece of shooting history.

Can a Remington 870 Express be upgraded to police?

You can also upgrade your Remington 870 Express with parts from a Remington 870 Police. In fact, it is quite easy to get the Remington 870 Police parts and then install them on your Express shotgun. You can find them for sale at gun shows or at gun shops all across the United States.

Are there different versions of the Remington 870?

There are many different versions of the Remington 870 and each version is made for different purposes. The Remington 870 Police version is based off the Remington 870 Express model. The Express was always considered an important shotgun in the sporting, home defense and recreational shooting market.