Should I keep the 870 Wingmaster or the Browning BPS?


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MitchSchaft
January 15, 2003, 03:06 AM
I have a friend who won a Browning 12ga BPS from the casinos down here. He's put a box of shells through it, and other than that it's brand new. He has offered to sell it to me for $175.

I currently own an 870 Wingmaster that is fairly used, but it great condition. I've dated it back to 1976. I love it and have no problems with it.

What I want to do is give one to my brother.
Which one do you think I should keep? Is the Browning a good shotgun? Or is it all personal preference?

I'll post a pic of the Browning when I pick it up tomorrow.

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Dave McCracken
January 15, 2003, 06:58 AM
That Browning's a very nice shotgun, and should last a very long time. And $175 is tantamount to theft!

All the same,you love your 870.

The Browning's bottom feed and eject, ambi safety,and so on may make it a slightly better choice for the sinistrally inclined(Left handed).

It's your call.....

ruger357
January 15, 2003, 07:44 AM
I'm partial to the 870, but you have to decide which one you are partial to.

MitchSchaft
January 15, 2003, 02:55 PM
Ok, so it's all about personal preference :D. I was wondering if the quality was the same in either one. I guess I'll find out in a couple of hours :D.

MitchSchaft
January 15, 2003, 02:58 PM
Well, I've decided to keep both. The brother doesn't really care :banghead: .

Al Thompson
January 15, 2003, 03:15 PM
I was about to suggest that. Both are truely excellent shotguns.

MitchSchaft
January 15, 2003, 05:07 PM
Ok, guys, I picked it up. On the barrel it says Invector BPS. I can't find that model on their website, though. It has a 26" barrel and is very nice looking.
Here are a couple of pics.

MitchSchaft
January 15, 2003, 05:09 PM
I'm gonna start cleaning it cause it needs it!

Correia
January 15, 2003, 05:48 PM
That is an incredible deal on that BPS. Usually they are around $400+ new.

Probably my second favorite pump shotgun right after the 870. I think they are very slick and very tough guns. You did well.

Marshall
January 16, 2003, 05:36 AM
OH yes thanks for showing pictures~~~~bringing back old memories! ;)

SteelyDan
January 18, 2003, 05:14 AM
I realize I'm a little late to the game, but for what it's worth I love the BPSs but I'd probably choose the Wingmaster.

MitchSchaft
January 18, 2003, 05:39 PM
I'm keeping both, but if I could only get the BPS put back together I may actually be able to use it :D.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4149

Mannlicher
January 18, 2003, 05:52 PM
Invector just refers to the fact that it has their brand of interchangeable chokes.

Exellent deal, keep both, let your brother be jealous enough to buy his own guns. :)

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