Remington 870 -870 Express Question

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    Remington 870 -870 Express Question

    Is there any difference between the 870 & the 870 Express. I just bought an 870 with 18' barrel and extend tube (6+1) with synthetic black stock and for-grip. The gun is black parkerized and has sling swivels. It does not say Police or HD on it anywhere. It just has "Remington 870" on the receiver. Nothing else. Is this an Express or just an 870? Thanks

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    Express had cheaper wood than the Wingmaster.
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    Also has some plastic parts as opposed to steel.
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    From what you describe, it's a genuine 870 Express. More than likely an HD model. The standard 870 Express is a 3+1. The police model is a 7+1 and 21-22" barrel. Figuring the chamber on a 3" shell max divided by the tube length should get you what you're after. There's absolutely no way to make up any difference in shell length/mag tube length with a given shell size. Divide by three, and you'll come out with the answer.

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    difference between 870 Express and LE models

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    Didnt want to start a new thread- my question is 870 related:

    I have a Remington 870 Express Magnum with an 18" barrel. It holds 4 shells in its magazine tube. I had an old 870 that only held 3 shots in the tube. What size magazine extension (how many shot extension) would be about parallel to the 18" barrel? Thanks!

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    Thanks Guantes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
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    Thats pretty much extactly how I want to set my 870 up execpt I have a fiber optic on the front.
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    I have both the 870 and 870 Express. The word "Express" is stamped right on the receiver. It will fire 2 3/4" and 3" shells, whch is marked on the barrel. It is of much heavier construction. The standard 870 was designed for only 2 3/4" shells, regardless if you replace the factory barrel with one designed for 3" shells. Both guns have wood furniture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    Thats pretty much extactly how I want to set my 870 up execpt I have a fiber optic on the front.
    That's the front sight of an MMC ghost ring setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by automatic slim View Post
    I have both the 870 and 870 Express. The word "Express" is stamped right on the receiver. It will fire 2 3/4" and 3" shells, whch is marked on the barrel. It is of much heavier construction. The standard 870 was designed for only 2 3/4" shells, regardless if you replace the factory barrel with one designed for 3" shells. Both guns have wood furniture.
    Yep, mine is the "Express Magnum" Replaced the 28" barrel with a Police 18" that can take 3" Magnums as well. Very first firearm I ever purchased. I love it. Looking to order an ATI telescoping stock in the next week or two.

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    Beretta,
    Yes it is a Mini MagLite. What you cannot see in the photo is the pressure switch tail cap with the pad on the slide grip. It has sufficient power for an in-house identification light, which it is meant for. I could not see the money for a Sure-Fire slide or that amount of illumination. Should I have to go outside, I have bigger lights.

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    Guantes,
    Thanks. I saw the coiled cord in your picture. Didnt know there was anything like that for the Mini mag. I have a few Mini mags of my own and looks like a really good way to go.

    I really had my heart set on a surefire slide light. But with hours being cut at work and everything else-think the maglight would be just fine. Big fan of Maglites.
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