870 TX

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Chilly
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870 TX

Post by Chilly » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:19 pm

I suppose it's worth the $180 I paid for it today at the gun show.
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Chilly
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Re: 870 TX

Post by Chilly » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:39 pm

Gold pins and trigger. Jeweled bolt, not sure if that's original because it was buffed through the chrome. Straight wooden plug, steel follower. Action bars striking an immodest pose. Forearm is solid through the top, not split like later ones, since they all crack there anyhow (yes, its cracked and glued, hopefully not to the steel tube).
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Re: 870 TX

Post by Chilly » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:57 pm

Barrel marked MOD, date code DJ, but 25.5" long and this5:
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Notice the itty bitty piece of rib at the cut.

Bore measures 0.725 with cheapo calipers, so apparently cut short. No problem, was going to cut down and thread a 30" full choke to 22" for the kids, I'll hack this one instead.

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Re: 870 TX

Post by Chilly » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:06 pm

Darn shame about the broken edge where buttstock meets receiver.
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Re: 870 TX

Post by Researcher » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:30 pm

It would probably be worth more with its original "Sun Grain" wood. Looks like someone stuck some TB wood on it which doesn't seem to fit up to the receiver very well. Probably been over sanded.

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Re: 870 TX

Post by Chilly » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:07 pm

The stock has a Pachmair pad on it, too. Not well fitted to the stock. And stock bolt not very snug. Perhaps looseness led to damage. With trap high comb it is of little use to me. Probably sell off the lumber. Can be made 100% serviceable and solid with some epoxy. Tinted brown it wouldnt even be very ugly.

This is a perfectly useful 870 but lost any collector value long ago, I think. But I will be the coolest kid on my block with gold trigger and pins. Absolutely worth more than what I paid for it.

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Re: 870 TX

Post by Virginian » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:46 pm

And that is what happens when you install a wood stock on a Remington repeater WITHOUT installing the stock bearing plate.
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Re: 870 TX

Post by Chilly » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:36 am

That was my suspicion whennI saw the damage. But the plate was in there (maybe not always in there though). Also, the wood that contacts the plate usually has "870" stamped on it. This one does not. So another possibility us that someone adapted a pre-bearing plate stock to use the plate but took off too much wood to make room for the plate.

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Re: 870 TX

Post by Chilly » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:44 pm

Compared the end where it meet receiver with another stock. Sure enough someone shaved the end of the wood such that the bearing plate gave no support. Unfortunate mistake.

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Re: 870 TX

Post by Chilly » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:00 am

Do all trap barrels have a higher rib, or were some the same height as a field barrel? This gun has higher comb but when I mount the gun I'm seeing the top plane of the rib. Could be a replacement field barrel, I have no idea.

Also, I'm measuring 3/8" less drop at the heel than 870TX literature specifies, as measured from table to heel with shotgun resting on the rib. A taller, steeper rib would increase measured drop at the heel.

Also understand this stock is jacked up where it meets the receiver so stock could be completely out of original alignment.

As I'm preparing to bed the wrist to the receiver, I need to get it right. The up-side is I am also now able to bed it with a little cast (as much as the stock bolt and offset-drilled washer permits). I've always been an off-the-shelf guy so fitting a stock is all new to me.

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