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  • Remington 870 LW Barrel compatibility

     Tony updated 10 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Tony

    December 18, 2019 at 12:02 am

    I recently stumbled on a 20 gauge Remington 870 LW wing master (70s or 80s vintage) that I’m thinking of picking up from a shop, this would be just for some hunting and clays when I want to make my life difficult. I know over the years Remington has changed the receivers on the 870 so would a 90s vintage 870 express barrel fit or a modern 870 barrel fit? Or would I have to track down LW barrels for it?

  • finnbee2

    December 18, 2019 at 12:02 am

    When Remington first came out with the 20 gauge 870 it was made on the 12 gauge frame. When they came out with a new smaller frame size for the 20 gauge they called it the LW. The two are not interchangeable.

  • nrcoyote

    December 18, 2019 at 12:02 am

    For 12ga it most likely won’t. The distance between the barrel axis and the magazine axis has been shortened 1/8″ or so (also this is why modern barrel/mag clamps fit poorly on 90’s Remingtons and vice versa).

  • SnoozingBasset

    December 18, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Barrels from the standard frame (not LW) will be rare & hard to find. I hear the 12 gauge light contour barrels don’t fit standard 12 gauge, so this might be the case with 20’s

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