Older Wingmaster 870 questions

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  1. DustyGmt

    DustyGmt Member

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    I was wondering what you paid for that ;).

    Interesting, you can find these guns anywhere from $250-$1000. Depends on alot of things, but if you go anywhere online looking for a VRib bbl for these guns you're going to pay $350+ from most places I've checked. It's weird, the rifled slug barrels used to be the most expensive and hardest to find, now I find those in stock everywhere for cheap and it's the "18-20"-28"-30" smoothbore bbls that are hard to find and prices through the roof. At least from what I'm seeing. Pay more for the barrel now than most people paid for their 870's a few years ago.....

    It will be nice when the market isn't so crazy. Maybe 2024-2028 will be a good time to buy guns and ammo again.....
     
  2. gralewaj

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    You are referring to the Flex Tab carrier, but there are three other parts needed to complete a Flex Tab conversion on an older Wingmaster. You need the Flex Tab carrier, modern breech bolt, modern slide assemble and a modern action bar tube.

     
  3. Rshooter

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    That shotgun was made between 69 and 73 with an "S" preceding the serial number. If it was a police version it is a classic. 400 to 500 would be a fair price if it is in good shape.
     
  4. Rshooter

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  5. Appalachiannative

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    My Wingmaster was made in the 70's. It was my first shotgun and one of two I'd never sell. Finish is nearly worn off completely has light pitting all over it but the bore is like a mirror and it functions flawlessly. Has a 30" fixed improved cylinder barrel with the vent rib. Gonna get a full choke barrel or one that's threaded for screw in one of these days
     
  6. Sav .250

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    Solid blue-collar shotgun. Without pic`s can`t place a value on the one you're interested in.
    Other posters may venture a guesstimate.
     
  7. Riomouse911

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    An older Wingmaster is exactly what I would use in a HD situation should I be faced with that extreme.

    20” Remington rifle sight barrel
    Synthetic furniture
    Rem +2 extension with Wolff spring
    Six Federal No. 1 Buck in the mag
    Sidesaddle with three more Federal loads and three 1 oz Winchester segmenting slugs.

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    I truly hope I never need it, but it is at the ready if I do.

    Stay safe.
     
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  8. Scribner

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    Summit Gunbroker had 13 Police Magnums for $350 each on Friday, just FYI.
     
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