Help, My 870P needs more wear marks...


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DaleCooper51
September 3, 2008, 08:37 PM
I have an 870 police gun I bought new about 6 yrs ago, but dont shoot all that much because of the heavy trigger. I put about 2500 rounds through my wingmaster since June, but only shoot a box or two of shells a year through this gun. I would really like to lessen the trigger pull and use it more as it is a nice gun and fits me well. After looking at numrich schematics, it looks like I would have to change the sear spring. Is this difficult to do? Are there any tricks I should be aware of? Is there anything else that should be done?

Any help is appreciated.

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Fred Fuller
September 4, 2008, 10:22 AM
Yep.

One of the much vaunted "advantages" of the 870P is heavier springs in some areas- to include the sear spring. That yields a famously heavy trigger pull.

It's not uncommon for folks to swap out the 870P sear spring for the 'ordinary' 870 spring. And while I am among the last to suggest an owner tearing into a trigger plate assembly, it is do-able in this case without disturbing anything that is factory staked/riveted.

Number one, order yourself a standard weight spring from whatever source you choose.

Number two, PM me your mailing address and I will try to get you a set of instructions with pictures by mail. I am not about to try and transcribe all that here and now, pictures make it MUCH easier to follow and besides, i have too much meatworld stuff to do just now 8^). (Hint- take a look out into the Atlantic on the weathermap)

hth,

lpl

PJR
September 4, 2008, 11:07 AM
The sear spring swap isn't hugely challenging (if I can do it most anyone can) and a definite improvement to the trigger pull of an 870P.

While on the subject does anyone know when Remington started putting the heavier springs in the Police models? I have and older one that didn't have the heavier spring.

Milkmaster
September 4, 2008, 11:15 AM
How about finding a beater in a pawn shop and using the trigger group out of it? That way you can keep your original trigger group stock. Not the only solution, but one that is possible. I took a trigger group apart one time. I won't be doing that again!

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