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How Old is Your Model 870 #14726771 03/30/20
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I bought my Remington Model 870 12ga in 1976. I sold a Model 37 featherweight 16ga to buy it. Worst decision ever.

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Have a older corn cob 16 that was my fathers and never looked it up. He hasn't hunted since 60's I think he said.


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Don’t know, my cuz found it in a ditch and gave it to me. On acct of him being a felon, he didn’t want in his house.

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Killed many a bird with my 870 magnum goose gun with a full choke before I picked up a beat up Winchester model 12.

Night and day

I bought that 870 brand new in the box back around 1975. First gun I ever bought. 180 bucks brand new in the box.

Still have it but rarely take it hunting anymore. Sentimental value

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Bought my 870 12ga around 88 and still have it. Still have my M-37 in 20ga. Both are great guns.

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I bought mine in 1971 with money I earned delivering newspapers after school. I still use it. Hopefully on a long bearded gobbler in a couple of weeks.

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Originally Posted by slumlord
Don’t know, my cuz found it in a ditch and gave it to me. On acct of him being a felon, he didn’t want in his house.
Smart and fortunate.


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Extremely early 50s model. Corncob fore end.


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New for Christmas 1967 at age 15


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Around 1975. A 12 ga. Wingmaster. Works just fine, even today.

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I have my dad's Wingmaster, I think he bought it new in 77, maybe early 78.


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Originally Posted by MM879
I bought my Remington Model 870 12ga in 1976. I sold a Model 37 featherweight 16ga to buy it. Worst decision ever.


If thats your worst decision ever you are leading a charmed life. Got my first 870 for my 11th Christmas, about 22 years ago. A 20 gauge express. Killed my first dove, rabbit and duck with it. Also slummed it on the skeet field on many occasions, even when I had nicer guns available. She’s slicker than snot and dead reliable. I got a 12 gauge express a few years ago and it was junk, so I gave that one the boot.
My grandpa blessed me with his model 12 and model 37 when he passed. The Winny a 12 gauge and the Ithaca a 16 lightweight. Both great guns that will stay with me til my dying day. They’ll be sitting next to my 870 in the safe unless I die in the field hunting with one of the three.


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I bought my 870 turkey model 20 years ago this month.

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My Wingmaster is from the 80s and will be in my estate sale. It does everything I need a shotgun to do.

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My oldest is 53 years. I got it when I was 10


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i think it was around 1957 or 1958, i was about 11 at the time.
bought it at a lgs and walked home down the main street in prescott with it.
16guage, it has accounted for countless quail, dove, rabbit.


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1973
$119.00 lol

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I have first year 870s in 20, 16, and 12. And a first year 870 Magnum 12. I've yet to own a .410.

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80ish Special field, this is my 2nd or 3rd 870, safety on a trigger guard is just wrong.


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I have a 1958 corncob 12 gauge that I have worn to a silver finish from my use hunting. Butter smooth and completely reliable, it's a keeper!


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