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Steve A

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I just put a deposit down at my local gun shop on an 870 Wingmaster.  It appeared to be an older model with 2 3/4 inch full choke, probably 30 inch barrel.  When I got home, I did some online searching and found that it is probably an early 60's 870AP.

My plan was to make it a home defense gun and install an 18.5 barrel and maybe a synthetic stock or police style wood. Is there anything different about the older AP model that I should be aware of ?
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Germansheperd

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I’d do a full Flex Tab conversion
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spm1us

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Being a 60's vintage and if none of the previous owner's have futzed around with it, it probably came equipped with a solid steel (Non MIM) extractor and the stronger black 1100 style carrier dog spring. I, too, would recommend contacting JD for a Flexi-Tab conversion. Check you magazine spring and perform a thorough field strip/cleaning on it then ENJOY!!!
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Steve A

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Just got a response from Remington, it was built in 1955.  I do plan to take it apart and clean it well.  I didn't know if the older Remingtons had anything that needed to be upgraded or if the barrels, stocks, etc. were interchangeable with the newer versions.  It appears to be unmolested.

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Chainsaw76

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Congratulations! It sounds like a collector that you can enjoy shooting. Best of luck

Jim
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