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Silly question on a 870 ...

Discussion in 'Shotgun Discussion' started by AndyinEverson, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    So I was going through my gun safe a found a Remington 870 hiding in the back. ( Forgot I had it )
    The barrel has been cut to 18 1/2 inches and has seen some use but no abuse.
    The serial # is 339***W.
    So far so good ... The issue I have is that the shotgun is in .16 gauge.
    Nothing wrong with .16 gauge other than ammo is kinda hard to get.
    Is there an easy way to convert this shotgun to .12 or .20 gauge?
    Thanks,
    Andy
     
  2. tdb59

    tdb59 OR Active Member

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    No easy way.
     
  3. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    all the internals are gauge specific
    16 isn't that bad, it'll do the job
     
  4. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Well ... Darn.
    Thanks guys.
    I know nothing is wrong with .16 gauge ... just hard to get ammo around here.
    Thanks again.
    Andy
     
  5. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wish I could find some guns "hiding" in the back of my safe!
     
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  6. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Here lately I've payed so little attention to mine it's a wonder they haven't gotten out and caused some sort of mischief. :rolleyes: ;)
     
  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sell it buy what you want is the easiest way to convert it to a 12 or 20
     
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  8. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Larry , some of my guns are shy ...LOL
    Capn Jack , yeah you leave them alone in the dark , never know what will happen, LOL
    Mark , yep I think that is what I'll do.
    I was trying to make room and I think I'll sell the 870 , a post-64 model 94 and a Winchester 250 , I found in the back of the safe.
    Andy