Remington Model 870 LW Wingmaster Lightweight 20 GA 28″ Pump Shotgun 1984
SOLD FOR: $1575
Model: 870 Wingmaster Lightweight
Serial Number: W200545K
Year of Manufacture: 1984 (EE Date Code)
Caliber: 20 Ga. 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Magazine Tube Fed Pump Action Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “*20 GA * LW FOR 2 3/4 INCH SHELLS”, “MOD”, with a star, and “EE80″. The left side of the receiver is marked “Remington” followed by a bullseye and “Wingmaster / MODEL 870LW” and with 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 is also marked with magnaflux, proof, and test marks.
Barrel Length: 28″
Choke: Fixed Modified
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a steel bead set on the rib at the muzzle.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are press checkered wood with a capped pistol grip, straight comb, and finger groove forend. There are a few minor marks into the finish on the forend. There are a few light handling marks. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the brown rubber Remington buttpad. The buttpad has some light wear. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and there is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks. There is some standard operational 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 Wingmaster Lightweight that was made in 1984. It has survived the years phenomenally and looks great. This will be a nice gun to take into the field or challenge yourself with on the skeet field. Please see our photos and good luck!