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Furniture is ok shape, came with what appears to be a 28" bird barrel, ok it's a Wingmaster-I'd like to get a Remington 18" Home Defense barrel for it, I saw online a Police 18" barrel for $139., I just want a blue steel Wingmaster barrel (assuming Remington makes that), any suggestions as to where to order one? (and it's a 12 gauge).
 

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good buy, it should do you well.
 

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Guy was in a tight and he wanted a hundred bucks for it so I got it. Doesn't appear to have any rust that I could see and the guy (neigbor buddy) hunts with it every year so I know it's functional.
 

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My Remington Express Home Defense model takes 2 3/4 as well as 3" shells, this Wingmaster I just picked up only accepts 2 3/4" which is cool with me since I plan on turning it into a Home Defense Model...I assume it holds five rounds? Possibly get a magazine extension if that's doable.
 

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OH, I said something about the Express barrel, just talking about my Express shotgun, I'm looking for an 18" Wingmaster barrel for this newly acquired Wingmaster. My bad.
 

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I think Remington still markets a smooth rifle sighted slug barrel for it but I think it's 21 inches.
Mossberg of all people make short barrels for your 870.
 

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Will that will work, no problem with a Mossberg barrel. What happened to the Police Model 18" barrel for the Wingmaster?
 

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No where on the Wingmaster receiver is it marked 3" magnum and the barrel has 2 3/4" or shorter, so I think I'm going to have some problems maybe finding an 18" barrel for this particular old Wingmaster. Can always as a last resort, take the barrel off and ship it somewhere to have cut and a replacement bead put on it, I guess. Should call Remington, Monday and get their take on a Home Defense barrel option, Mossberg too.
 

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It will actually say on the barrel what shells it takes. It is most likely a 2 3/4 gun though. You can buy a used barrel on Gunbroker normally.

I love the old Wingmasters.
 

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Yes, so more then likely a Mossberg 18.5" barrel and the Remington 18.5" barrel (new factory barrel) is not likely to fit?, as new factory barrels have engraved 2 3/4" -3" magnum. Now this is where I can't quite understand it all, the receiver even if only a 2 3/4" receiver should dictate the size of the shell, clearly...the barrel would be neither here nor there actually....unless I'm missing something here???, OR unless Remington has changed the barrel mount on the older 2 3/4" only receivers/barrel mount on these older ones. ??
 

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Cool! Good score! I highly recamend this deal that Wilson Combat offers. An excellent program. I have had several people with tight purse strings wanting a good shotgun for home defense and their old closet 870's came out better than expected.
 

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Yea I think it was a good deal, blueing kind of thin on it since it's old but no rust, 2 3/4" not 3" Magnum but I'd never need to put 3" magnum buckshots in there anyway...and it's a Wingmaster! Might now get rid of my Express 870 Home Defense model.
 

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I'd like to get a Remington 18" Home Defense barrel for it, I saw online a Police 18" barrel for $139., I just want a blue steel Wingmaster barrel (assuming Remington makes that), any suggestions as to where to order one? (and it's a 12 gauge).
All 870 2 3/4-3" barrels will fit it, Wingmaster as well as Express, all except the shorty "special field" barrel, of course, but you'll have to use only 2 3/4" shells in that receiver unless the serial number ends in "M". It has nothing to do with receiver strength, it's due to the hull length not cycling and not fitting through the ejection port. Barrels are stamped 2 3/4" etc for the chamber length. It's the chamber length of the barrel that limits the shell fired, not the receiver. The receiver limits the fired hull length.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/46586-1.html

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Great news! Thank you very much for the info.
My serial number ends in the letter "V".
Then obtaining either a Mossberg produced for an 870 or a Remington 18" smooth bore barrel shouldn't be an issue, am much relieved. I'll either purchase a Mossberg or a Remington barrel although I didn't see the 18" Home Defense barrel on Remington's website, will call them tomorrow (Monday) and see.
2 3/4" is plenty for Home Defense, for me anyway, so I should have a great Wingmaster soon, about $200. for the Wingmaster plus a brand new barrel, not bad...a magazine extension would be nice also, assuming that's doable on this older Wingmaster?
 

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Called Remington, my Wingmaster is chambered for 2 3/4" and is a 1959 model.
All 870 barrels whether Wingmaster or Express whether chambered for 2 3/4" - 3" magnums (as all recent 2 3/4" barrels or chambered through 3" magnums now). So I'm a barrel away from a Wingmaster home defense shotgun. While the Mossberg barrel is cheaper, I'm going with a Remington barrel (apx. $45. more) only because I like the bead up on a little ramp, assuming this barrel comes with that-my Express 7 shot Home Defense Shotgun has an 18.5" barrel with that little ramp or platform that the bead sits on. This Remington barrel I'm talking about is 18.5" and has a built in improved cylinder...I'm guessing this will slightly tighten a pattern over the cylinder bore? (not getting it because of that, it's just how their blued 18.5" barrel comes.
Hope me sharing this from a call to Remington is of help possibly to others, only reason for me to have posted this, also, according to Remington, not all of their barrels are listed on their website.
 

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All 870 barrels whether
Yeppers, all 2 3/4"-3" barrels except the "special field". Not suprised Remington forgot that one, though. You'll need to stick to 2 3/4" shells for good cycling, though, no matter what the barrel says. A 3", while being *safe* to shoot one at a time through your receiver, IF you have a 3" barrel, of course, won't cycle perfectly.

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Didn't see this "special field" barrel on their website, however Remington did tell me that not all of their barrels are on their website. So, what is this special field barrel, now that I can't have one for my Wingmaster, I want one! *LOL*
 

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Keep an eyeball on gunbroker. Took me a few months but I finally ran across a pristine 20" barrel with sights 2 3/4 chamber to match my 1951 2 3/4 chamber wingmaster. I held out in case the gun somewhere down the road gets out of the family (I'll kill my daughter if she does) and would be a mismatch. With 20 " barrel it sports a 3 round extension-what they call an "8" shot extension. Bluing matches perfectly barel t receive as well. Patience grasshopper!
 
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