Woohoo! Who wants to buy a collectible “Post Dupont”, “Pre-Roundhill Group LLC”, Remington 870 Express???? Back when quality “meant something”. Only $600!!!
I suggest old used Ithaca 37 for about $300. That is slightly modified Remington Model 17 which was one of the best pumps ever made. This was wonderful 20ga build to very high standard (the solid rib was part of the barrel not soldered on as in other shotguns). I noticed one thing about Remington. Some of their best designs were taken over by others. Model 32 became Krieghoff, Model 17 became Ithaca 37, Model 31 was modified into Mossberg 500.
I guess what I am saying is when you pick up Ithaca 37/87 just think of it as a Remington. Easy, yes?