My grandpa's shotgun

This is a discussion on My grandpa's shotgun within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; 1963 Remington Wingmaster 870 in 16 gauge. my grandpa didn't shoot it much and it's been in my dad's closet since 1996 or so, unfired. ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24
Like Tree24Likes

Thread: My grandpa's shotgun

  1. #1
    Member Array PJR202's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    372

    My grandpa's shotgun

    1963 Remington Wingmaster 870 in 16 gauge. my grandpa didn't shoot it much and it's been in my dad's closet since 1996 or so, unfired. Dad told me to take it home. He cleaned it not long ago so I've put 25 rounds through it over my last two range visits. I've never owned a shotgun, so I'm having a lot of fun. Even got the original manual and cleaning kit. It looks brand new and I'm gonna try to keep it that way. :)



    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Distinguished Member
    Array Bama61's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    N. Alabama
    Posts
    1,202
    That is a heck of a good gun you got there. And with it being your granddad's it's even better. Enjoy it for a long time. Congrat's
    NRA Member
    GOA Member
    US Army Vet

  4. #3
    Senior Member Array cn262's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    SE Wisconsin
    Posts
    771
    It's a beautiful shotgun, a great keepsake, and probably somewhat collectable. Keep it clean and oiled and enjoy!

  5. #4
    MJK
    MJK is offline
    Senior Member Array MJK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    825
    Great shotgun! Hold onto your empty 16 ga hulls for reloading...they're valuable!
    [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people. ---Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

  6. #5
    Distinguished Member
    Array molleur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    palm bay, florida
    Posts
    1,334
    That's a fine piece. Hang on to it.
    "Don't shout for help at night, you may wake your neighbors"

  7. #6
    Member Array redmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    eastern ct.
    Posts
    250
    Nice gun, good gun, dependable as a claw hammer, they never break.
    grouse likes this.

  8. #7
    Member Array Gabill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Lakeland fl
    Posts
    37
    Wingmaster was the first shotgun I bought for myself. Wish I still had it. Have two guns passed down from my grandfather and hope to pass to my grandson. Hold on to it. Great shooter! Great looking gun!

  9. #8
    VIP Member
    Array oneshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    +42.893612,-082.710236 , Mi.
    Posts
    8,055
    Quote Originally Posted by molleur View Post
    That's a fine piece. Hang on to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by MJK View Post
    Great shotgun! Hold onto your empty 16 ga hulls for reloading...they're valuable!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bama61 View Post
    That is a heck of a good gun you got there. And with it being your granddad's it's even better. Enjoy it for a long time. Congrat's
    ^^^YEP^^^^^^^^^^

    to all that!

    Can't beat the 870 for a pump shottie.
    If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.

    Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British, He shot them!

    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." -- Ernest Benn

  10. #9
    Member Array locotest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    271
    A classic, much better than the modern Remington stuff.

  11. #10
    Member Array JeepCreeper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Michigan U.P.
    Posts
    105
    What a beautiful long gun. To me it's just as nice seeing these fine machines passed on through the generations, can not get any more American than that.

  12. #11
    Senior Member Array Fizban's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Southern State USA
    Posts
    581
    love nostalgic weapons like this.. priceless
    Think like a man of action - Act like a man of thought

  13. #12
    Senior Member Array CWOUSCG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Left Coast
    Posts
    922
    Love the 870, fits me better than another shotgun I've ever used.

    You will soon realize why they are called Sweet 16!

  14. #13
    New Member Array kevinR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    7
    I kick myself.....I had one of those just like it from my Grandfather.....then, once I turned about 21 years old (and knew everything), I sold it for $100 to buy one of those hot 12GA, 1100's.........Sigh.

    I wish I would have never done that........

  15. #14
    Member Array ashamans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Hays, Kansas
    Posts
    268
    Quote Originally Posted by redmc View Post
    Nice gun, good gun, dependable as a claw hammer, they never break.
    I have broken many claw hammers, even welded a rod in as a handle and the hammer head eventually broke off it........
    Guns don't kill people, Guns save Lives.

    If you want peace, prepare for war

  16. #15
    Moderator
    Array gasmitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Gilbert, AZ
    Posts
    10,398
    Wow - what a great "hand-me-down!" Awfully nice to keep that in the family. As for 16 gauge, it's great for upland hunting - just keep your eyes open for shells. They're a little less common than they once were, but actually more available than when I started bird hunting about 35 years ago.
    oldskeetshooter likes this.
    Smitty
    NRA Endowment Member

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •