In the shotgun world, few are as popular as the Remington 870 pump-action shotgun. It also makes perfect sense. This firearm is by far one of the most versatile firearms ever made. First produced in 1950, the 870 can be used for hunting anything from squirrels to deer.
With more than 11 million guns sold, the 870 is the best pump action ever, although the Mossberg 500 is hot on its heels thanks to the halt in production following Remington’s departure into bankruptcy. In my opinion, the RemArms 870 Express is no different than the 870 that Big Green produces.
Remington shotgun prices are unaffected, with prices remaining stable and perhaps even falling slightly. Model 1100 12 and 20 gauge shotguns in good condition are still around $500. Exceptions are those in new condition, with box and papers. Their prices have skyrocketed and are now around $1,300-$1,500.
With its stamped parts and pressed checkering, the 870 sold for much less than the Winchester Model 12, Ithaca 37 and Model 31 it replaced . Although inexpensive, the 870 is just as reliable and durable as its more expensive competitors. It has become the best-selling shotgun of all time.
“Introduced in 1930 and discontinued in 1933, Model 29 sales were eroded by the Great Depression, making it a rare piece in any condition, let alone the hand fitting and master engraving from the Remington Custom Shop.
Remington UMC Pump Shotgun: 12 gauge, stamped patent dates ‘1903 & 1905″, with bottom ejection. The bottom ejection of spent cartridges made this gun ideal for either right-handed or left-handed shooters. John Browning’s invention, “Pump Shotgun”, was first manufactured in 1897.
Meanwhile, the legendary 870 is ripe for replacement with a modern pump shotgun. The 870 Wingmaster and Express are both still good pumps, but Remington have stopped making both guns and have moved on to a new model they call the Field Master. So there is an opportunity for another manufacturer to dominate the shotgun market.
Wingmasters have walnut or mahogany stocks and forends. The Express is constructed from laminated wood or has a plastic stock and fore-end, which is more commonly seen in duck camps due to its superior durability. Wingmaster 870s also have polished receivers; Express pumps do not.
“My vintage restored Model 11 is reliable and effective, despite its age and questionable parentage.” The Remington Model 11 is an American-made version of the classic Browning Auto-5. Both weapons usually age well because they were cut from large blocks of steel. Stock and forend of the shotgun are made of walnut.
The rarest is the chambered in . 223 Remington; Only 227 were produced – most in the last year of production. Before it officially joined the line, you could order a Model 600 from the Custom Gun Shop in .
“The launch of our new products for 2022 will usher Remington into a new era,” said Joel Hodgdon, Director of Marketing for Remington Ammunition. “We’re innovating to give hunters and shooters even better ammo choices. Our team in Lonoke, Arkansas works around the clock to produce both old favorites and new offerings.
Shotguns are typically considered melee weapons, especially when loaded with buckshot. Beyond 30 to 50 yards, the spread of most shotguns becomes too unpredictable to reliably guarantee that a bullet will hit the intended target.