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Yet another addition...

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Joe Link, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've wanted one of these for years, and now I have one :D

    It's a little scuffed, but the action is beautiful and very tight. I'd like to get it refinished at some point, but before I start modifying it I'm going to learn to use it in it's current configuration.
     
  2. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    lookin good!
     
  3. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm really amazed at how much different the action feels than a normal 870 express mag.
     
  4. friskydingo

    friskydingo Oregon, NorCal, and Panama. Yes. All three New Member

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    how so?
     
  5. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    It just feels way more smooth, tight, and precise. The build quality, fit, and finish are excellent.
     
  6. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    Older Police models seem to be closer to on par with the Wingmasters. The newer ones go right along with the express model when it comes to corners being cut. I say throw a mag extension on it and call it a day!

    Enjoy:thumbup:
     
  7. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah I'm really happy I found this one, it was manufactured in April of 1992.
     
  8. Habu

    Habu USA New Member

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    Nice! Everyone should have a good 12 gauge on hand.

    ETA: by the way, nice avatar dude! I just noticed, it is perfect!
     
  9. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    That's a workin gun, beautiful just the way it is. Wouldn't waste your money on refinishing it; just use it and shoot it. If you've got money burnin a hole in your pocket... add a tax stamp. :winkkiss:
     
  10. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I love that "Child Protective Services" Shotty of your CH139!!!!
     
  11. Zeke Menuar

    Zeke Menuar Oregon Monsoon Central Member

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    You can fix the finish with this stuff.


    I refinished a No4MkI Enfield with this paint. It does a great job. Looks just like parkerizing.
     
  12. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    Joey, curious where you got your 870P and how much it set you back.

    Engraving cost me $20 per letter; three lap-dances, but I still have the shotgun.

    One of the guns they use to steal the children away in the middle of the night.

    Works in skeet too, really pisses off all the "hard core" skeet shooters, especially when you beat them.
     
  13. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I won the bid on gunbroker.com for $275, then after shipping and FFL fees it came to $320 total. Once in a while I still question whether I should have just bought a new home defense for $329, but after shooting it for the first time today I know I made the right choice. This is probably the funnest gun I own :D
     
  14. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    What size shells does the police magnum eat?
     
  15. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    2 3/4 & 3"
     
  16. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    I'd rather have a well broken in 870P then one of the new abominations. I used to own an 870 express magnum that was an ok shotgun, but nothing special at all.
     
  17. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah I'm pretty damn happy with this gun. Maybe I shouldn't have blasted through that box of 12 gauge shells in 15 minutes, my shoulder is pretty sore today :D
     
  18. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Haha, I put about 60 rounds in a short time through the mosin yesterday. I think my body quite agreed with that.
     
  19. friskydingo

    friskydingo Oregon, NorCal, and Panama. Yes. All three New Member

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    my old old old wingmaster says 2 3/4 shells only, but chambers 3 inch mag no problem
     
  20. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Just because it chambers, it doesn't mean that you wont destroy a barrel or your face ;)