I have a chance to buy a really decent Remington Wingmaster 870 12 gauge (pump of course) with a 26" barrel, and at a very good price ($200.) I would love to buy it and have the barrel cut to 18". New and even used barrels are really expensive so I believe that's out. ?? Please don't tell me to just buy a new Express. I love those Wingmasters, if I can make this work. :thumbup: Can I get that barrel cut off, and if so will the gun work OK for defense with no choke like that? What would you expect to pay to get the barrel cut, if it's feasible? Thx. PS Yes, the barrel is ribbed.