Remington Model 870 Police Magnum 12 GA 18″ CYL Slide Pump Shotgun 1993

SOLD FOR: $1375

LSB#: 211204DP01

Make: Remington

Model: 870 Police Magnum

Serial Number: A650252M

Year of Manufacture: 1993 (BN Date Code)

Caliber: 12 Ga. 2 ¾” or 3” Shells

Action Type: Magazine Tube Fed Pump Action Shotgun

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “*12 GA. USE 2 ¾” OR 3” SHELLS IN MAGNUM RECEIVERS / USE ONLY 2 3/4″ IN ALL OTHERS” “CYL.”, with inspection marks, and “BN W”. The left side of the receiver is marked “Remington 870 POLICE MAGNUM” followed by the serial number. The right side of the barrel is marked with a warning above “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY INC., ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.” and also has magnaflux, proof, and test marks.

Barrel Length: 18″

Choke: Fixed Cylinder

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bright bead set on a base fixed to the barrel at the muzzle.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are wood, the forend is grooved and the buttstock is smooth. The stocks feature a pistol grip, straight comb, and finger groove forend. There are a few scattered minor marks, no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber buttpad. The pad has some scattered light wear. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with no erosion.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is some thinning on the left side of the receiver on the top edge. There are a couple faint spots of discoloration from previous freckles of oxidation on the barrel at the muzzle. There are a few scattered light marks. There is standard opertaional wear. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent 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: Remington had always wanted to best the Winchester Model 12, and when they realized it could not be done with the bottom ejecting Model 17, they introduced the Model 31. The Model 31 was made from 1931 to 1949 and was Remington’s first-ever side-ejecting shotgun. It did well, but it too was not up to the task of beating the Model 12. With less than 200,000 produced of all gauges combined, the Model 31 would soon be discontinued, but elements of its design would be carried on to a new shotgun that would become one of the most popular guns ever made. In 1950, Remington introduced their new 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. They have been used by militaries, police departments, and sportsmen all over the world. This one is a 12 gauge Police Magnum that comes with an 18 inch barrel. It looks great and is ready to serve for years to come. Please see our photos and good luck!

Remington Model 870 Police Magnum 12 GA 18" CYL Slide Pump Shotgun 1993
Remington Model 870 Police Magnum 12 GA 18″ CYL Slide Pump Shotgun 1993