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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by BossHog, Mar 20, 2009.

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  1. BossHog

    BossHog Member

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    I decided to take off my Knoxx SpecOps stock and Surefire forend from my Marine Magnum and replace it with walnut furniture.

    Here's the before:

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    And here's the current setup:

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  2. Beagle-zebub

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    Snazzy! Definite improvement.
     
  3. cajun 48

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    Looks much better in walnut! Didn't look bad in black, but . . .aj b
     
  4. earlthegoat2

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    Finally a few people are going over to the walnut and stainless look.
     
  5. mgkdrgn

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    Welcome back from the "dark side"!
     
  6. shotgunjoel

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    Very nice, but now you don't have a light!
     
  7. Fred Fuller

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    I really like the current Police gun walnut. On a MM, I'd have put on several coats of spar urethane inside and out before installing it though. Can't have the furniture soaking up humidity in a marine environment...

    lpl (I suggest Minwax Helmsman brand, in the spray can)

    ETA- And how much bigger is the pile of empty hulls through that gun since the last time you took a picture of it?? 8^)
     
  8. 22LRFan

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    Looks very classy. Less tactical, but more business! :cool:
     
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    What a difference. Love the walnut.

    Where did you buy it?
     
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  10. Fred Fuller

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    Check on Gunbroker, there's a source that often lists as-new Police gun takeoff furniture sets for sale there at a good price.

    lpl
     
  11. BossHog

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    Well, I haven't had a chance to go shooting since I took the picture two days ago but I will be taking it out by month's end. I'm looking forward to shooting it without the Knoxx stock on it to see if I feel a need for a new recoil pad.

    As for the lack of light, my shotguns aren't used for HD so, I don't "need" a light on it. In fact, both of my 870's are going to have walnut furniture once I can find another stock.

    Brownells carries the 870 Police walnut forends but they're out of the stocks, as is eGunparts.com. I ended up with my current stock by trading for it with a member on another forum.

    Lee, I'll take your advice on applying urethane to it as I may be taking this one camping.
     
  12. Hungry Seagull

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    Not bad at all! Not bad! Lee gave good thinking about that wood.

    There is a special something that goes with wood furnature.
     
  13. PA4476

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    Thats 100% better. The tactical look is fine for military and special forces, but for 99.9% of us, the wood will do a better job and it looks a LOT better. Now gunbroker the tactical-cool crap and don't look back.
     
  14. Skookumchuk

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    BossHog, no wonder my ears were burning - I'm doing the same, except to a lefty 870 Express. First I got a mag extension and removed the bumps in the mag tube, then got a synthetic stock and forend, then sent it off to Robar to be NP3'd. Now I got a walnut Police forend and stock. Because I'm a sucker for punishment I'm fitting a slightly curved metal buttplate to the thing and see what that looks and feels like. A hard black plastic one if that doesn't work. I wanted a shorter LOP. Pictures when finished - whenever that will be. Yours looks much nicer looking in wood, especially with the bright finish.
     
  15. waterhouse

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    Looks great. Nice job.
     
  16. mgkdrgn

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    Muzzle flash will take care of that nicely. :evil:
     
  17. Hungry Seagull

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    Yes, a winchester three inch super X magnum round slug will produce a muzzle flame blast of about 5 feet long and 2 feet thick.

    Honey! The grill charcoal is ready! Get the steaks please.
     
  18. lpso708

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    Good look
     
  19. 1KPerDay

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    Looks great. I may try that on my Mossy 590 marinecote.
     
  20. PA4476

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    I really like the forend. I have a mod 58 and an 878 both with that style forend.
     
  21. sbarkowski

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    That is fantastic! Want to sell it? lol
     
  22. Frisconian

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    Beautiful shotgun -- wish I'd gotten the Marine Magnum instead of the regular old 870. Mine still has the Knoxx SpecOps stock and Surefire forend, but I think the Marine models definitely look better with the walnut stock and forend.
     
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    Well yes it LOOKS nice BUT if you need a light, and most actions at night, you HAD the best foreend. The Knox move around stuff is a good elimination IMHO. However being it IS a marine magnum it prolly is helpfull with that magnum ammo which is less than optimum tactically in the real world. Bottom line: keep the nice walnut but if it is 13 1/2" or less and put back the Surefire if this is you go to HD SG.
     
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    BIG improvement. What did you do with the Surefire?
     
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