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Remington 870 Police Magnum Pics

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Chris17404, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Chris17404

    Chris17404 Well-Known Member

    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.





  2. Kestrel

    Kestrel Well-Known Member


    That looks great. What length is your barrel? It looks like the mag extension is flush with the muzzle.
  3. Chris17404

    Chris17404 Well-Known Member

    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.

  4. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Great looking shotguns, Chris. Congrats. Does need Wear Marks, please rectify ASAP.....
  5. teombe

    teombe Well-Known Member

    That is beautiful! I hope to have one of those guarding my house soon.

    Where did you find the mag extension, btw?
  6. USMC Tanker

    USMC Tanker Well-Known Member

    That wood looks gorgeous!
  7. DaleCooper51

    DaleCooper51 Well-Known Member

    Wow looks much nicer than my 20" parkerized synthetic version.
  8. Chris17404

    Chris17404 Well-Known Member

  9. Gunsmoker

    Gunsmoker Well-Known Member


    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?
  10. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member


    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.
  12. The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

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