Aftermarket furniture for an 870 clone

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  1. Offhand McFlan

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    The only gun I bought this year was a Turkish-made 12 gauge Berika 870 clone, specific model "FRN", imported by FedArm. I haven't had a real Remington 870 in the past so I don't have the real thing to compare it to, but this thing is very well made and looks fairly authentic. Lotsa other folks say the same.

    I don't really like the stock that much. I'm ok with high grade plastic sometimes (which most of the furniture on this is) but I don't like the feel of it based on shape. The stock seems to snag my shoulder if I'm wearing bulky clothes (length of pull could be 1 inch less ideally), and the foregrip (pump) is also kind of oversized in my opinion. It covers 2/3 of the barrel and has two thicknesses to the overall contour. Overall it adds about 4x the thickness of the barrel to the front of the gun, which just seems stupid and unnecessary, not to mention uncomfortable. I would really just prefer a simple Ithaca-style pump grip. You know... Kind of minimalist and usually made of wood...but again I'm ok with plastic if it's well made.

    A number of times I've searched online "Berika 870 clone FRN accessories furniture aftermarket", etc... and found nothing but peripheral topics. It's still very unclear to me if this shotgun has aftermarket furniture available or if it will accomodate most of the furniture which fit a true 870.

    Any experience or educated opinions, folks?
     
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  2. Offhand McFlan

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    Any of these in these photos would be much more my speed, furniture-wise. But will this clone accomodate it?
     
  3. Scooter22

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    You could get the Hogue over molded stock and forend. I have the 12" shorty on my H&R pardner 870 clone. Also have same on my Maverick 88 security.
     
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    Kinda sounds like those would likely fit mine. You know, I have a Bulgarian Hi-Power clone which takes just about anything you can put on a Hi-Power and would probably outlast ANY "true" Hi-Power...but truth be known, "true" Hi-Power slides don't fit it perfectly, although all other parts pretty much do. The slides are awkward even though they do fit. They're a few mm's too long. They work, but they look stupid, and probably have hidden pitfalls. I don't want to be in that kind of situation here. I suppose many suppliers would allow a return and full refund. I'm just sick of having to play that game.
     
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    I know nothing about that shotgun or if it takes Remington 870 furniture, but if it does fit the Magpul set is awesome.
     
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    I like some of Magpul's stuff. I'd still prefer if they made the classic "Ithaca" type pump grip though, even if it was built out of whatever that polymer is. Composite I guess? I really like that type of foregrip. Like the kind on the shotguns that 1930's correction officers carried, and police sometimes used as riot guns in Chicago and New York.

    I have a Magpul grip on my AK. I think I could have done better but also alot worse. It's not a Hogue exactly, so I ended up putting a Hogue rubber grip wrap for another gun on it, and with that it was what the Magpul alone SHOULD have been. Sometimes I don't mind evening out the edges myself. The Magpul foregrip in the photo I posted is still actually a tad too square and bulky IMHO, but I'd take that over what I have now definately....
     
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    I have the Magpul buttstock on mine; I really like the vertical orientation of the grip without it being a pistol grip, and I love the ability to set the LOP to a nice short length. The matching forend is probably nice as well but I just ordered a Streamlight TL Racker forend with a built in WML.
     
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    If it is a true clone, everything would fit. It is NOT.
     
  9. halfmoonclip

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    Have a Turk 1911, and it is really nicely done...haven't tried swapping any Colt parts.
    For the OP, have you tried contacting the MFG to find out if it really is a clone?
    Or contacting the stock MFGs to see what they say? Yeah, I know, buy and return stinks, but that may be the only way to know for sure.
    Moon
     
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    Choate makes the old style "ring" forend you want
     
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    I'll check that out thank you
     
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    I can't speak about the Turkish 870 clones. I do have an older Norinco 98 and the Remington 870 stock fits fine along with the Choate stock but the stock bolts are different.
     
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