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Old April 8th, 2020, 04:44 PM #1
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Two new additions, Wingmaster and Police Magnum

Made a trip up to Woodbine Saturday morning to look at, and buy a couple new shotguns. Had always wanted some "older" Remingtin 870's, and Brian at South Carroll Sporting Goods had a fair amount of LE trade ins.

Decided to get one Wingmaster, and one Police Magnum. Plan to TRY my luck at redoing the wood on both. The Wingmaster's wood is painted black, but the Magnum's wood isn't too bad at all.
I actually had a used, real decent "Police" stock for it, delivered to me today.

Alphabrew found some info on the history of the Wingmasters

My Wingmaster is stamped:
Receiver: SxxxxxxV (S=1968-1974, V=2.75" shells)
Barrel: B W
Receiver is also stamped: BDE-7

If I am decoding it correctly, it is a January 1972 model, from Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (BDE-7)

The Police Magnum is stamped:
Receiver: BxxxxxxM (B=1994-1996, M=3" shells)
Barrel: L Q (also has what looks like an 0 4 as well?)

Appears to be made in February 1996

One of the last ones Brian at South Carroll Sporting Goods, still has, still has a sticker saying the same

I'm already 2nd guessing my decision to strip the black paint off of the Wingmaster...the more I look at it, the more badass it looks, imo...
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Nice - I like them both.
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Nice - I like them both.
Thanks. Me too. I wanted both, and lucked out with an IP having both. Almost bought the last 2 today, lol. One of each was left, lol.
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Always liked the look of 870 Riot guns!
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Love them. I am slowly trying to get into LEO and military marked shotguns.
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Love them. I am slowly trying to get into LEO and military marked shotguns.
I need to do some research, because I want to do a mild restoration on both. Just dont want to hurt the value, if there is any.

I "could have" gotten in on the ONG 870's, and really, REALLY kick myself in the ass for not grabbing at least one...

My newer 870 Express Tactical is no comparison to how smooth these 2 work.

I may be right there with you starting a new collection, lol
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Always liked the look of 870 Riot guns!
Same here. I want to get a mag extension for both to add to the look. The Police Magnum had a shortened stock, by about 2 inches. That was the only one he had like that, and I thought it was interesting.
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Almost bought the last 2 today, lol. One of each was left, lol.
I will NOT drive to the shop tomorrow.
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Decided to get one Wingmaster, and one Police Magnum. Plan to TRY my luck at redoing the wood on both. The Wingmaster's wood is painted black, but the Magnum's wood isnt too bad. I actually had a used, decent stock delivered to me today.
I used Citrus stripper to strip the paint off a painted wood stock before. I toothbrush is good to get into the tight spaces.

After a rinse/dry and some scuff sanding, I used tung oil to refinish it. A 1in wooden dowel clamped in a vice makes for a handy way to hold the fore grip and rotate it around while putting on the tung oil.
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