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Internal v. External Tube Ratchet

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by DDGator, May 27, 2005.

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  1. DDGator

    DDGator Member

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    I have an 870 Wingmaster that was a police trade in.

    I want to buy a replacement magazine cap with a sling swivel from Brownells (made by Michaels of Oregon).

    There are two for the 870 -- one for guns with an Internal Tube Rachet and one with an Extenal Tube Rachet....

    How do I know which I have?
     
  2. dfariswheel

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    Remove the magazine cap.

    If you have an Express gun, you'll see a green plastic plug inside the magazine tube with coarse "teeth" in the middle.
    This would be an "internal ratchet".

    If you have a Wingmaster or Police gun, remove the cap, and you'll see a ring of dimples around the outer rim of the cap, and there'll be a small spring loaded ball on the front of the barrel's support ring.
    That is an "external ratchet".
     
  3. DDGator

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    External! Thanks!
     
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