Where can you buy a Magazine Spring Retainer for a 870 Express?


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slowr1der
November 29, 2011, 04:19 PM
I have a buddy looking for the magazine spring retainer for a Remington 870 Express. Anyone know where you can get these? He has been looking with no luck, and I told him I'd look around online for him thinking it would be easy to find one. So far, I've only found the ones for the older Wingmasters.

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average_shooter
November 29, 2011, 04:26 PM
MidwayUSA.com (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/142767/remington-magazine-spring-retainer-remington-870-1100-11-87-12-gauge-metal)

Currently listed as out of stock, should be in next week.

rcmodel
November 29, 2011, 04:30 PM
In stock:
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=0/sid=2/schematicsdetail/870-Express

rc

slowr1der
November 29, 2011, 04:33 PM
Thanks guys. However, the Midway one is the one I keep seeing, and isn't the correct one. These wont fit the Express models.

For Brownells, in the schematic it shows the older style also, but doesn't have a specific picture for the part. Do you know if it's the one that is correct for these?

slowr1der
November 29, 2011, 04:33 PM
Thanks guys. However, the Midway one is the one I keep seeing, and isn't the correct one. These wont fit the Express models.

For Brownells, in the schematic it shows the older style also, but doesn't have a specific picture for the part. Do you know if it's the one that is correct for these?

slowr1der
November 29, 2011, 04:36 PM
This is the correct style, but he doesn't want to pay $22 for a piece of plastic when he doesn't need the rest of the stuff. http://www.ebay.com/itm/REMINGTON-870-EXPRESS-12-GA-MAGAZINE-SPRING-RETAINER-/370475508901

average_shooter
November 29, 2011, 04:40 PM
Do you really need the retainer for the gun to work?

For what it's worth, my 870 Express works fine without a retainer. I'm just careful when removing the cap. It didn't come with a retainer as it came from the factory with an extended magazine, and to go back to standard capacity I just put a regular mag spring and end cap on.

rcmodel
November 29, 2011, 04:41 PM
Well, Brownell's should know.
If it says 870 Express, they will send you the right one.

Or, you could call and conferm with one of the gun techs.
It's free.

Or, you could call the Remingtons Parts Department.

rc

Fred Fuller
November 29, 2011, 05:25 PM
As many people as have de-dimpled their newer model Express guns there ought to be a lot of them on eBay and Gunbroker...

NYShooter
November 29, 2011, 06:33 PM
I always replace the factory springs in my guns with Wolff extra power springs:
http://www.gunsprings.com/Rifles%20%26%20Shotguns/REMINGTON/870,%20878,%2011-48,%20SPT-48,%20SPT-58/cID2/mID108/dID216#606

JohnBT
November 29, 2011, 08:10 PM
Why?

chuckles
November 29, 2011, 08:54 PM
I have an older Express, (1985) that did not have a dimpled tube, came with metal trigger group and has a milled extractor. Came with 2 barrels, 28" Rem-Choke and a 20" rifle sighted. $207 new. I took out my retainer when I put a Reminton 2 shot extension tube on it. Must have dumped it because it's not in my parts box. If I find it i'll give it to you. The retainer on mine was metal too.

Mark8252
November 29, 2011, 10:12 PM
I recently had the same problem and researched this only a week ago.
The 870 spring retainer comes in two types. The old style metal one and the new style plastic cylinder type. Both available online at Hoosier Gun Works.
When I replaced my spring retainer I also went ahead and replaced the spring and follower. The beat up follower was actually jamming the gun. When I went to remove the follower the spring launched throwing the retainer accross the room. Never did find it. This 20 ga 870 Wingmaster is my favorite skeet gun. Since I wore out the follower and lost the retainer might as well get a new spring too. Easy fix. Thousands upon thousands of rounds and still works great. This shotgun is only 3 years old..........minimum of 100 shells per week.
Wish they made a Wingmaster 410 with choke tubes.

fatcat4620
November 30, 2011, 09:35 PM
Uh, try the Remington country store maybe? Wont cost more the $10 shipped I bet.

greyeyezz
December 1, 2011, 08:19 AM
I never used that retainer and never had a problem. Yes spring under tension will fly.

ultradoc
December 1, 2011, 08:25 AM
I took an 870 in for some work that didn't have the spring retaining cap. I told the gunsmith about it [to him a headsup] and all was good. Got it back and the gunsmith said he put a new cap in. Didn't really want it but oh well. So the next time I cleaned it I tried to get the cap out. I did but I buggered the cap up so much that I tossed it out. So now I do like before. I just put my hand over the magazine tube when I unscrew the cap so the spring won't fly out. Bt the way. The gunsmith was at Gander Mtn. so you can try there for your part.

springfield30-06
December 1, 2011, 08:55 AM
I have a buddy looking for the magazine spring retainer for a Remington 870 Express. Anyone know where you can get these? He has been looking with no luck, and I told him I'd look around online for him thinking it would be easy to find one. So far, I've only found the ones for the older Wingmasters.

Here's a plastic one for the newer dimpled 870 express guns:

From the Remington Country Store for $4.20 + shipping:
http://www.remingtoncountrystore.com/PartsProductCompact.aspx?catalogid=1&categoryid=3566&productid=3628&topcat=1038

http://www.remingtoncountrystore.com/images/catalog/1_3628.jpghttp://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/315/315317.jpg


And this one is out of stock at MidwayUSA until 12/21/2011...
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/315317/remington-magazine-spring-retainer-remington-870-1100-11-87-12-16-gauge-polymer

d2wing
December 1, 2011, 03:48 PM
Thanks for the Remington link. I needed a sight for a 1187 and they fixed me up quickly.

Mark8252
December 2, 2011, 08:39 PM
When i was looking for my spring retainer i noticed that you had to read the listing carefully. They are gauge specific.

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