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870 barrel question

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by OMCHamlin, Jan 23, 2003.

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  1. OMCHamlin

    OMCHamlin Member

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    Did Remington do away with the little detent ball on the barrel locking collar that the magazine cap screws down on, on the 870? Is this not needed any more? I just got a new barrel and it does not have this, is that a problem?
    Chris
     
  2. dfariswheel

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    The barrel you have was intended to be used on a Remington Express model. The Express uses a different design of magazine tube and end cap which needs no detent.

    Barrrels intended for the Wingmaster and Police models still have the detent.

    If your Express barrel still has a hole for a detent, one can be installed. This will require the detent, detend spring, and a special punch to stake the detent in place.

    The punch is available from Brownell's.
     
  3. OMCHamlin

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    Negative on the hole being already there.
    Chris
     
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    My Express barrel (original Remington) has a detent, and the original cap has the little dimples along the circumference...:confused: :confused:
     
  5. OMCHamlin

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    great, another one of those: "oh wow, this has worked really good for years". "ok, let's change it"..............

    I like safetys on lever actions too, and don't forget the "series 80"....:mad:
     
  6. romulus

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    oh my gaadd!:eek:
     
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