Remington 870 Police Magnum Pics


October 10, 2006, 11:35 AM
Here's my home defense firearm...

A Remington 870 Police Magnum with blued finish and walnut furniture. I added the factory magazine extention, which was originally parkerized, but had it refinished blued. (It's not quite as polished as the barrel, but it's close enough for me.)

The last thing I want the bad guy to think before he gets 00 buck in his chest is... "Damn, that's one classy shotgun!" :)

Special thanks to many people on this forum including Dave McCracken, Dfariswheel, sm, etc whose informative posts helped steer me to this gun. I used it to learn the game of skeet over the past year, but now it's primarily a HD gun.

This is my first attempt at taking gun pics... sorry for the poor quality. If you have recommendations on how to take better gun pics, please let me know.

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October 10, 2006, 12:03 PM

That looks great. What length is your barrel? It looks like the mag extension is flush with the muzzle.

October 10, 2006, 01:41 PM
Thanks, Kestrel. Yes, the magazine extention is flush with the end of the barrel. I haven't actually measured the barrel's length, so I'm not sure. I purchased this gun NIB from a dealer back in December of 2005 (less than a year ago), and I believe the the newer 870P's come with 18.5" barrels.


Dave McCracken
October 10, 2006, 03:41 PM
Great looking shotguns, Chris. Congrats. Does need Wear Marks, please rectify ASAP.....

October 11, 2006, 02:23 PM
That is beautiful! I hope to have one of those guarding my house soon.

Where did you find the mag extension, btw?

USMC Tanker
October 11, 2006, 02:40 PM
That wood looks gorgeous!

October 11, 2006, 03:07 PM
Wow looks much nicer than my 20" parkerized synthetic version.

October 11, 2006, 04:56 PM
Thanks for the compliments, guys.

teombe... I got the mag extention from e-gunparts as a result of this thread:


October 12, 2006, 01:04 AM

That is nice. I'm still torn between the regular 870 18" or the Police 18" version.

How much heavier is the police compared to the Express synthetic?

How many rounds can you hold? 6+1?

October 12, 2006, 03:17 AM
There are no real weight differences between the Express and the Police.

The Express is simply a lesser polished gun with a few plastic parts.
The basic gun is pretty much the same forged and milled steel gun as the Police.

The Express 18" gun with the extension holds 6+1.
The Police guns come with either 18" or 20" barrels and the 20" guns with extension holds 7+1.

The Express 18" comes only with a synthetic stock with a sporting length forearm.
The Police is available with American walnut or a number of options in synthetic stocks, all with Police length forearms.

The Police is a MUCH smoother, better built and inspected gun, and they are definitely worth the extra money.
If the Express is a cheap Chevy, the Police is a Cadillac.

October 12, 2006, 08:28 PM

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful gun! I never really knew the difference between the walnut used on the 870 Police and the nameless "hardwood" used on the Express until I replaced the latter with the former about an hour ago. The walnut on the "take off" Police stock I bought off ebay has the same gorgeous figure and finish as that of my fifty-year-old 513TR Match. It's as if the two stock sets came from the same tree.

While perfectly serviceable, the standard Express furniture looks like firewood in comparison.

The Deer Hunter
October 12, 2006, 08:51 PM

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