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D.J. north woods

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We all know that Remington shotguns of the past were identified by double
numbers like 12 and others.
That being so, I have often wondered where the 870 came from.
Any ideas?

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BruceR

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Somebody at Rem probably thought it sounded good. You have to admit "eight-seventy" does roll off the tongue nicely.
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D.J. north woods

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You make a good point. Any one who may have an answer is long gone from Rem.
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RichRoy

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I believe I read somewhere that at the time the cost to make the gun was $8.70 or the total cost of the parts to make it.  Something like that.  So that is what they decided to call it.
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entropy

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I was just in a thread on another forum, the thread was about Win. Model 12's. One poster suggested the OP check out Win. Model 25's as"....they are the same gun without the take-down feature. See even the name says they are about 1/2 the price of a Model 12." I postulated that the Win. 1400 out to be just about free, then.
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