I found a pawn shop shotgun. Is it a yes or a no?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Big country, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Big country

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    I found a Remington 870 Magnum Express in the pawn shop yesterday, it has the birdy barrel but it's all black synthetic furniture, it has a little rusty like dust on it and it needs to be cleaned. The price is $189.99, he said they could probably knock the tax off and make it a solid $189.99. If I do buy this one I'll need to get a short barrel for $99.99 (out of midway) it's a mossberg barrel but it's for an 870 and I'll wind up getting at least a 2 shell tube extension (I'm unsure of the price on that). So, is it worth it to buy this 870 ME from the pawn shop that will cost me at least $289.99 without tax and shipping for the new barrel or just buy a new on for almost the same price? I'm thinking the new mossberg would be cheaper in the long run and just as good.
    mossberg persuader- http://www.academy.com/index.php?pa.../shotguns&start=0&selectedSKU=0350-01883-0411
    870 HD- not found on Academy's web site
    Source- http://www.academy.com/index.php?pa...ts/outdoors/hunting/firearms/shotguns&start=0
    I'm going to GT's to see what they might have new or on the "trade in rack" tonight.
     


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  3. Big country

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    That thing is cool, but I think I can't spend that much. LOL
     
  4. country_boy

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    Question: Why couldnt you just cut down the barrel on the Remington 870 Magnum Express? Thats what I did on my winchester 1300. I got it from the pawn shop for $150 in almost new condition. I looked at a 18" barrel and it was almost as much as the shotgun. Unless this shotgun is a show piece?
     
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    No showpiece but I don't want to have a cut barrel if I have to use it because I'm sure a DA would do weird things with the story. And I can't get as many shells with out buying the tube extension. And I don't want to ruin a good barrel with screw in chokes.
     
  6. Stangfan93

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    I had intentions of doing the exact same thing. Find a cheap Remginton 870 to make into a great home defense shotgun. I looked and looked and search high and low but could not for the life of me find the 870 deal of a lifetime. They were beat to heck and still wanted $200 or they were brand new looking the store wanted $250. So, I found it more feasible for me to just go and buy the gun I want from Carters Country. 18" Barrel, 2 shot extension and I think its $350. I haven't bought it yet but I bought my g/f the 20ga version and I think that was $350. We live together so I don't need to get me one since I "have" hers.

    I say save yourself time and money and buy the thing brang new.
     
  7. DCortez

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    I have a fairly new mossy I want to dump for $175. Fired 25 shells through it. I've been too lazy to list it.
     
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    :icon_popcorn:
     
  9. Big country

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    I just put a post on the "new shotgun" thread about the mossy. LOL! Is it the HD with the short barrel and a 6 shot? I might be interested.
     
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    It's the HD, 2+1. Better luck for both of us next time :p


    When I get around to listing it, I'll toss in a nylon Gander Mountain case, deliver it as far as Austin, stock, and a pistol grip.
     

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