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Old 870

Postby Gabagool » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:39 pm

I managed to pick up an old 870 wingmaster. The serial number didn't match up with any of the date codes on the chart, so I called Remington and thy told me it was made in 1953. I gave them the barrel code and they said it was likely the original barrel but couldn't confirm. The gun is in 9.5/10 condition. There is no wear on the blueing and the wood is almost perfect. Do you guys think there is any value to this gun or is it just another 870?
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Re: Old 870

Postby Honk-n-quack » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:52 pm

I'd bet its worth around $700-800
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Re: Old 870

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:41 pm

Thats a good one. Neither of mine are that old though. It's just a 2 3/4 gun correct?
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Re: Old 870

Postby cluckmeister » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:01 pm

Never go by the barrel, always rely on the Number on the receiver, on Remingtons
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Re: Old 870

Postby z51 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:29 pm

Gabagool wrote:I managed to pick up an old 870 wingmaster. The serial number didn't match up with any of the date codes on the chart, so I called Remington and thy told me it was made in 1953. I gave them the barrel code and they said it was likely the original barrel but couldn't confirm. The gun is in 9.5/10 condition. There is no wear on the blueing and the wood is almost perfect. Do you guys think there is any value to this gun or is it just another 870?


I have a 1951 model in pristine condition. It has a plain 26" IC barrel and the barrel date code matches the receiver. Best guess on value is around $400, maybe a bit more. They are a fine gun but there are literally millions of used one's out there. BTW, I traded a Mossy 500 with 20" barrel even for it. One of my better trades. :grooving:
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Re: Old 870

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:34 pm

z51 wrote:
Gabagool wrote:I managed to pick up an old 870 wingmaster. The serial number didn't match up with any of the date codes on the chart, so I called Remington and thy told me it was made in 1953. I gave them the barrel code and they said it was likely the original barrel but couldn't confirm. The gun is in 9.5/10 condition. There is no wear on the blueing and the wood is almost perfect. Do you guys think there is any value to this gun or is it just another 870?


I have a 1951 model in pristine condition. It has a plain 26" IC barrel and the barrel date code matches the receiver. Best guess on value is around $400, maybe a bit more. They are a fine gun but there are literally millions of used one's out there. BTW, I traded a Mossy 500 with 20" barrel even for it. One of my better trades. :grooving:


I'd buy them all day at $400. Most of the ones I see are in the 6-8 range
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Re: Old 870

Postby BurninPowder » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:46 pm

I'd have to agree with Z51. $400-$450 at best, unless it's some type of special edition or higher grade. Keeping in mind something is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. I own guns that are not worth much to the average joe but to me they're priceless. You have yourself a fine shotgun none the less. :thumbsup:
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Re: Old 870

Postby 10gaOkie » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:38 pm

I agree, $400 is a top price. I see them fairly often for less. I like the older ones but I like when they switched the Wingmaster to a vent rib barrel even better. I have no problem with a 870 being 2 3/4 only.

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Re: Old 870

Postby SilasB.Heeler » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:51 pm

I have the opportunity right now to trade in a similar 870. 30" full choke 2 3/4" plain barrel jobbie. I'm thinking seriously about bringing it in. Mostly as a nostalgic fall turkey piece. If I drop a Carlson barrel on it can I use 2 3/4" mag steel in her for ducks?
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Re: Old 870

Postby 10gaOkie » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:18 pm

Drop a Carlson barrel on it? Whats that? Did you mean Hastings Wadlock? There is no reason you cant use the barrel that it comes with for ducks. Just dont shoot anything bigger than #1 size steel shot.

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Re: Old 870

Postby Gabagool » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:42 am

Thanks guys. Its a kick ass gun and its in such good shape that I don't really want to use it (I hunt primarily in the salt marshes). I'm thinking of getting a nice rack for it and hanging it on the wall. Who knows. Its a shame not to use it. The actions is smooth and perfect
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