What to do with inoperable shotgun??

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    What to do with inoperable shotgun??

    I have a Remington 870 pump that never was right from the start. It's been too many years since I bought it & am now half a continent away from where I purchased it. Anyway, after having several gunsmiths work on it to no avail, I decided to sell the barrels to get some funds for other things. I sold the 2 barrels and now have the body of the shotgun. I've been keeping it around for a few years now just collecting dust. What are my options for getting rid of it? Is there a way to destroy it? I really don't want to keep it forever like this. I do not want to build it again and get it fixed. I got a better shotgun now. I live in Texas, where gun registration is not done. If it's too much of a pain, I'll just keep it around I guess.

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    Sadly most police agencies will accept firearms for destruction.

    Having said that, personally I'd give it to a gunsmith who can use it for parts.
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    I'll take it off your hands
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    You might try selling it at a gun show. Won't bring much, but might get you the cost of a box of ammo. Can't hurt to try.

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    If you still had the barrels I would have told you to make a lamp out of it.

    Somebody here will take it off your hands. Plan B: sawazall.

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    The next time the antis have a gun buy back in your area turn it in and get yourself a pair of tennis shoes or some cash. That's one way to get rid of a piece of junk and make a profit off the antis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G View Post
    The next time the antis have a gun buy back in your area turn it in and get yourself a pair of tennis shoes or some cash. That's one way to get rid of a piece of junk and make a profit off the antis.
    GREAT IDEA! I'd go with that suggestion.
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    Put an ad in the paper and sell it locally if you can do that. Just advertise it non working with no barrel - you could probably get $100 or so for it.

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    Fully disassemble it and sell the stock & all of the small parts minus the receiver on Ebay.

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    I would think an 870 receiver would sell fairly quickly. I might even be interested in it.
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    Dibbs after Sixto!
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    I liked the lamp idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    I liked the lamp idea.
    It would be cool to turn on a lamp via pump action.

    Pulling the trigger for 'lights out' might be a bad idea OTOH.

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    Whats it doing that cant be fixed? An 870 isn't exactly some top secret enigma.
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    What to do with inoperable shotgun?
    Swing it real hard!
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