Remington 870 20 gauge tactical?

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  1. 13planes

    13planes
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    I have a 20 gauge 870 handed down to me. It was made in the mid 1950's. I would like to put magpul furniture and shorter barrel etc for home defense for my girlfriend. Does anyone know if this can be done? I have heard those years of shotguns use 12 gauge receiver etc. And I know there are adapters for 12 gauge stock. Will current replacement 18inch barrels etc fit on this gun?
     
  2. Rocklock

    Rocklock
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    Can't say for your shotgun, but I have an early 80's 20 ga Wingmaster which is built on the 12ga frame. The barrel has a very pronounced step in it where it tapers from the 12 ga frame to the 20 ga barrel profile. Later manufacture barrels do not fit (been there, done that). I have replaced the buttstock and fore end with a 12ga Jack West adjustable stock so that part of the equation works.
     
  3. Alexx1401

    Alexx1401
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    Well first are you sure you want to go after that gun with stuff? As old as it is it "may" have some collector value. I would find out first. Someone who wants it may well pay enough for it to buy a new 20 Ga. As to what parts will fit no matter what you read here I would start with the people who make the stuff you want. They should have a way to search. If not e-mail of call and ask them what fits what. Buy from a reputable source so if you get one and it does not you can return it.
     
  4. 13planes

    13planes
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    Thank you that is helpful!
     
  5. 13planes

    13planes
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    I plan on keeping the old components. Last I checked it's not worth that much and I would never sell it. Thanks for the advice! :)
     
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    OK if it's got no collector value it would make a fine "home" shotgun then. As to what will fit again the best way is to ask the people who make the stuff. They should have a searchable database on what fits what. If they have what you want it will be VERY nice.
     

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