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MY newly assembled 870 Home defense shotgun

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Mark W., Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wanted a home defense shotgun and had a nice enough older Wingmaster that was restricted to 2.75" shells. So I hunted up a nice 18.5" barrel and a 2rd extension from ATI. Then I found a great deal on a nice late 50's early 60's Wingmaster stock set.

    I then advertized on a big shotgun forum I was looking for a beater Corn Cob forend to use as a pattern to turn my own. (a real corn cob is way to spendy) I had noticed that the Corn cobs were just smaller then all dimensions then the std Wingmaster forend. SO I made a mandrel and mounted it up in my lathe and turned out a Corn Cob using a Wingmaster Std forend as the material. A dozen coats of WATCO and it came out pretty good. (the dimensions are so close on the bottom of my finished Corn Cob you can still see a little of the checkering from the WM forend)

    The Butt stock was cut down to equal a 12.75" Pull and the Remington Nuke grade poly finish was stripped off (used Kleen Strip paint remover and a single edge razor blade scraper it took five treatments) Then I refit the recoil pad and sanded everything nice and smooth. Another 10-12 coats of WATCO and it matched the forend pretty nice.

    I almost destroyed the gun trying to remove the forend nut (twisted the guide rods) Anyway after much cussing and work I got it all lined up pretty good and working again. WOW Lesson learned.

    Anyhow heres how it looks now.

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    870forenddetail_zpse32faab3.jpg

    870buttstockdetail_zps22fc8b2b.jpg
     
  2. notazombie

    notazombie Hillsboro->Marsing Well-Known Member

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    Classy!
     
  3. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Nice job
     
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Doing that with my 28" pardner with a +5 tube and a brake+choke. Its going to look ridiculous, but I've wanted to do that project for some time.
     
  5. safetyman

    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    Very nice indeed.
     
  6. hawksfan503

    hawksfan503 federal way Member

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    Nice job I think it is AWESOME!!! Personally I would rather have that than your typical black hd 870.
     
  7. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Great job! Thats looks amazing. The wood is so classy and job well done.
     
  8. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    I like it.
     
  9. TacticalMark

    TacticalMark Seattle Member

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    I like it, now you need a light :)
     
  10. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nice work on the stocks. I kept mine basic like yours at first. Then I added a light, then a shell carrier, then a Tritium bead front sight, then a Vang Comp safety, then sling swivel mounts... All of a sudden my basic home defense shotgun was getting more expensive and heavier with each purchase. Some mods are useful but most are aren't necessary. :)
     
  11. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm in the process of figuring out how I want to mount a Coast Products LED flashlight on the side tucked into the cavity between the barrel and mag extension. Its a .600" D X 6" long light that throws a very controled spot beam. I'm just over engineeering it so its taking a while to figure out.
     
  12. Bookite03

    Bookite03 Aumsville, OR Member

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    Nice work Mark, glad to see it finished up!
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks very nice! Nothing like walnut to dish out the horizontal buttstroke of justice!
     
  14. Diego

    Diego Everett New Member

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    Great lookin shotty
     
  15. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Wow - that looks great. Just simple and to the point, no junk hanging off it. Nice job!
     
  16. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Refugee from the People's Republic of Illinois Gold Supporter

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    Very nice!
     
  17. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Good work and firm proof that an investment of time and effort can produce something of a far better source of pride than what could have been bought.

    All for a gun you pray to God you never, ever use.:thumbup:
     
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