SOLD FOR: $1225
Model: 870 Wingmaster
Serial Number: W173786V
Year of Manufacture: 1980s
Caliber: 12 Ga. 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Magazine Tube Fed Pump Action Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “12 GA. FOR 2 ¾ OR 3″ SHELLS IN MAGNUM RECEIVERS / USE ONLY 2 3/4″ IN ALL OTHERS”. The left side of the receiver is marked “Remington”, “Wingmaster / MODEL 870” and with the serial number. The right side of the barrel is marked with patent numbers above “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY INC. ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.” and also has magnaflux, proof, and test marks.
Barrel Length: 30”
Choke: The installed choke is Improved Modified.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bead set on the vent rib at the muzzle. The top of the receiver and rib are serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are press checkered walnut with a capped pistol grip, straight comb, and grooved forend. There are a few little scuffs and little marks through the finish, mostly on the buttstock. There are a few light compressions. There are a few little marks on the left side of the forend at the front. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures approximately 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the ventilated rubber Remington buttpad. The pad has some light wear. The stocks are in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Orginal
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some draglines. There are a few little marks through the finish on the receiver, mostly on the top. There are some light handling marks on the barrel. There is some minor discoloration on the barrel alongside the rib, most noticeable at the muzzle. There is a spot of finish loss from previous oxidation on the barrel on the right side about 5″ from the muzzle. The pins are unmarred. The markings are mostly clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
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 one is a Wingmaster and has a 28″ barrel threaded for chokes. It has some light wear but doesn’t look like it was used mush. It has a great bore and smooth action, perfect for the field. Please see our photos and good luck!