If you enjoyed reading about "870 clone help" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
February 12, 2008, 04:36 PM
I can't comment on the Knoxx stock in particular, but my IAC 982 is wearing an aftermarket Speedfeed forend that swapped right over from my Rem 870. It's also wearing, as you can see, a SideSaddle for an 870. I've also swapped many of the smaller parts over, as well. As far as I've been able to tell so far, with the exception of the barrel, all the 870 pieces interchange.
Here is my Norinco 982T with a 7+1 mag tube ext and a modified to fit Laserlyte tri-rail mount. The ghost ring sights are excellent. These are very nice shotguns and like ScottS said, they are a steal for $190. A good set of ghost ring sights will cost you that much.
Very cool pics everyone. The thing is i was looking at buying a used 870, getting some ghost rings, getting a 18.5 or 20" barrel and putting on a Knoxx stock when i found this 982. I think the 982 is a better deal though, it'll certainly be cheaper.
February 13, 2008, 02:36 AM
The Norinco 982 is a better and improved version of the 870 Express.
Smoother action right of the box than the Express
Excellent ghost ring sights - None offered on the Express
Machined extractor and ejector - MIM parts on the Express
Metal trigger guard - Plastic on the Express
Parkerized finish - rough blue on the Express
Better designed shell lifter on the Norinco than the one on the 870 shotguns
With a tube ext on 18.5" barrel 7+1 capacity - With tube ext on the Express with a 18" barrel 6+1
Room to put a mount for a flashlight above the fore end on the shotgun mag tube - not so on the Express, it has to be mounted on the tube ext and remove each time you break the shotgun down, which is a pain.
All of this for $180. What a steal.
February 13, 2008, 03:03 PM
Is the NEF Pardner Pump Protector an 870 clone internally?
Good looking gun.
February 13, 2008, 03:27 PM
It is the same gun as the Norinco 982. They just machined the receiver different and gave it a Franchi shotgun style humpback. The humpback makes it heavier because of more steel in the receiver. All of the 870 accessories will fit it just like the 982. I hear the 870 Mesa Tactical high tube stock adapter with rail will fit but it is a tight fit.
February 13, 2008, 04:27 PM
BTW, I forgot to mention my 982 above is wearing one of MAX100's magazine extensions. Superior quality work at a great price.
February 13, 2008, 05:01 PM
How much is the extension plus mag spring on that?
February 13, 2008, 05:04 PM
The Tube Ext plus spring is $65 shipped.
The Pardner Pump barrels will work on the Norinco 982 shotguns. NEF sales the 22" rifled slug barrels with adj sights for about $100.
ScottS your shotgun looks good with the tube ext.
February 13, 2008, 10:52 PM
If and/or when i get the 982 ill be getting the extention from you MAX100, how much lead time do you need?
February 13, 2008, 11:01 PM
Just check with me you get ready. I may have some already made.
February 16, 2008, 01:18 AM
Hopefully someone has put a Knoxx stock on one of these guns....
February 16, 2008, 07:49 PM
I called my local Big 5 and theyre already out of stock :(