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 give it a facelift and re-purpose it as a home defense shotgun. 20-gauge shotguns are an excellent choice; the more compact design, coupled with lighter recoil, makes it ideal for newer and smaller framed shooters.
Cerakote ovencure Graphite Black ceramic coating (100-003-743)
Unfortunately, I lost my pictures of the metal refinishing process. I degreased all metal parts, blasted then at 80 PSI with aluminum oxide and coated then in Graphite black Cerakote. Once the parts were cured in the oven, I epoxied the front sight in place over the bead base and I reassembled the shotgun.
The smaller frame of this 20-gauge gun make for a light, fast handling package.
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