SOLD FOR: $1,515.00
Model: 870 Wingmaster Classic Trap
Serial Number: AB941593M
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 2000 (No Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Ga 2 3/4″ or 3” Shells
Action Type: Magazine Tube Fed Pump Action Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the receiver has a gold inlay banner that reads “Wingmaster” followed by a gold shield with “Remington / model 870 / Wingmaster / TRAP GUN”, and another banner with gold “CLASSIC TRAP”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the seial number. Both sides of the receiver are scroll engraved. The right side of the receiver is marked “CLASSIC TRAP” between the trigger group pins. The left of the barrel is marked “*LIGHT CONTOUR 12 GA 2 ¾” OR 3” / 3 ½” ONLY WITH SUPER MAG RECEIVERS”. The right of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, NY”.
Barrel Length: 30” Ported Vent-Rib
Choke: The currently installed choke measures Improved Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a green fiber optic bead front sight set on the rib. The top of the receiver and rib are serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered American walnut finger groove forend, capped pistol grip, and the buttstock has an adjustable comb and adjustable LOP buttpad. The comb and buttpad appear aftermarket. There is a little scrape at the rear edge of the comb. There are a few scuffs and compressions, some of the most noticeable are on the left rear of the forend and on the belly. The checkering is strong. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 14″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the black rubber KickEez buttpad. The drop at comb is approximately 1 ?”, the drop at the metal buttplate is approximately 2” as currently configured and 2 ?” at the black pad. The texturized KickEez buttpad is still pliable and displays light wear. The pad has light wear. The stocks rate in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with Gold Inlay
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are a few light scuffs and rubs, some of the most noticeable are on the left top corner of the receiver and bottom of the barrel. The right side of the rib has some little dings towards the front. The tub has some finish loss from use. The barrel has a light scratch or two, most noticeable on the left at the muzzle. The magtube hanger is now plum. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: In 1950, Remington introduced a modern, streamlined, rugged, reliable, and relatively inexpensive shotgun – the 870. They reached two million guns by 1973 (ten times the number of Model 31 shotguns it replaced). As of 1983, the 870 held the record for the best-selling shotgun in history with three million sold. This is a Classic Trap model with a 30” ported barrel, American walnut stocks, and a scroll engraved receiver with gold inlaid accents. The action is slick and this one was very well taken care of by its previous owner. This will make for a great addition to a Remington collection or for use as your next clay duster. Please see our photos and good luck!