Remington 870

Kynshot manufactures hydraulic recoil reduction buffer systems for AR-15/M16 M4 type rifles and shotguns.  A big fan of the Remington 870, I decided to see what this system has to offer. Kynshot sent a SK5100R kit for the 12 gauge Remington 870.  The kit includes …

In this post I’ll be modifying a Remington 870 barrel that came on a Police trade-in shotgun.  This smooth-bore 20″ barrel is equipped with rifle sights from the factory.  It will be cut and crowned to 18.5 inches (without a lathe), it’s rifle sights removed, …

If you frequent Rifleshooter.com, you’ll know, I often write about shotguns.  It’s no surprise to my regular readers that my shotgun of choice is the Remington 870 equipped with Wilson Combat’s Trak-Lock II ghost ring sights. Predominantly known for their 1911s, Wilson Combat also makes custom …

Remington 870 Receiver Scratch Removal

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Police trade-in shotguns will often come with a wide assortment of scratches and engravings.  All too often, a rack or badge number will be etched into in the metal with an engraving machine.  Removing these marks is fairly easy. In this case, I’ll be using …

As police departments around the country update their armories, many will sell or trade their old firearms.  These law enforcement trade-ins offer a great value, typically at a significantly lower cost than new.  Over the past few years I’ve purchased trade-in shotguns, rifles and pistols. …

Custom Remington 870 Wingmaster Build

May 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to find an old 870 Wingmaster receiver for sale.  Having been a Remington 870 aficionado since the mid-90s, I developed quite the collection of spare parts, and those parts needed an action. Normally, if you customize a shotgun, you start with …

I found this great video on YouTube.  It tours the Remington factory in 1969 and shows many of the steps used to manufacture the Remington Model 700 rifle and the 870 and 1100 shotguns.  It’s almost a half hour long, but worth watching.  

I love rebuilding old Remington 870 shotguns.  The rattier the donor gun, the more I enjoy it.  In this article the donor gun is an old 20-gauge Remington 870 Express that was used as a hunting gun for a number of years.  We decided to …

A shortened stock is one of the more common firearm modifications encountered.  Often a shooter will need a shorter length-of-pull because he or she has a smaller frame, is younger, or wants a faster handling firearm.  In some applications, such as law enforcement, where officers …

Porting a shotgun barrel with a milling machine

January 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Porting a shotgun barrel can help reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise for the shooter.  Previously, I showed how a shotgun barrel can be ported with a simple fixture and a hand drill, see:  Porting a shotgun barrel with a drill.  This method worked well, …

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