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Replacing Front Beads on a Remington Shotgun

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by lev83, Feb 16, 2008.

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  1. lev83

    lev83 Member

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    I have an older Remington 870 Wingmaster and Remington 1100 shotgun that came from the factory with a small brass bead. I would like to remove the beads and replace these with high visibility ivory bead like the ones that come on current production guns. Therefore, I have two questions:
    1) Are my current beads a screw in or press fit type of bead?
    2) What is the correct thread pattern?
     
  2. Sylvan-Forge

    Sylvan-Forge Member

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    Been doing a little note-taking on the 870 lately..

    This is from their online help center:

     
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  4. classic095

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    I have 6 1100s, the older ones have the pressed in bead.. take it out, drill the hole with a 1/8th inch bit, use a 6X48 tap to thread the hole and put the Ivory 6x48 bead from marbles on it.. I do them all the time..You can get the mid rib bead and all you need in drills and taps from MidwayUSA.com

    There are several sizes of threads and beads.. I exclusivly use the 6-48 threaded ones.
     
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  5. cgv69

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    My recent prodution (less then 2 years old) 870P came with a bead sight that was pressed in.
     
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