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Remington 870 Police Magnum "Projects" at GT Distributors, Austin

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by satx78247, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    Friends,

    IF you have less $$$$$ than time, GT Distributors in Austin has several 5-shot Remington 870 pump riot-guns for sale at attractive prices.
    (NO, I do NOT work for GT. - I'm just a customer but thought some of our members might be interested & want an easy Winter project. - This comment is just "information".)

    All of the ones that I looked at need to be disassembled, re-lubricated, have the metal ports cleaned up and the stock/forearm stripped & refinished. - I would be able to do the necessary cleaning, relubrication & refinishing of the wood in 2-3 hours or less, while consuming several cups of coffee.
    (At least the three of the six riot-guns that I examined show little or no wear on the inner surfaces & have nice grain patterns under the "dings", scratches, scrapes & "cruddy" remaining varnish. One riot gun has black "plastic furniture". - Once refinished the stocks would look much better than the stocks that most new shotguns have in 2018)

    The prices range from 199-209.oo each.

    yours, satx
     


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  2. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Just the facts Ma'am. TGT Supporter

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    Damn. Thanks for the info. I've bought a couple of guns from them that have become some of my favorites.
     
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  3. TreyG-20

    TreyG-20 TGT Addict

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    I never walk out of there within budget. I find something everytime.
     
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  4. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    robertc1024; TreyG-20,

    Since I seldom get to Austin from SA, I usually have a "GT shopping list" (like finding another Remington Model 7615P, since Darla "adopted" mine that I had looked for for > 2 years.)but this go-round I found ZILCH that I wanted bad enough to "bust the budget".
    My passions/things on my "want list" are Remington pump-rifles in the "oddball calibers", as I have all of the common chamberings
    (I'm looking for a .257 Roberts.)
    AND pre-WWII Colt's revolvers. = NOT easy to find as a general rule, though I recently "stumbled over" an "as new"/possibly unfired Colt's Police Positive Special in .38SPL from 1909 in a North SATX estate sale.
    (Nobody else wanted it, at almost any price, because the pre-WWI Colt revolvers are NOT heat-treated & are therefore NOT safe to fire with much of the modern factory .38SPL ammo. - Fwiw, such revolvers, if they are in good shape, are generally OK with mi-range 148 grain wadcutters.)

    I'm having a shadow box made to display it & my adult daughter, who is my executrix, has been warned to NOT ever shoot it with modern/high-velocity ammo.

    yours, satx
     
  5. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Target wadcutters are about all I ever shoot from .38s so if I had found that, I'd be shooting it as much as I could.

    I am so jealous. Congratulations, Mr. Lucky.
     
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  6. Southpaw

    Southpaw SUPER OWNER TGT Supporter

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    If you have a Gunbroker account, you can set up a saved search for GTDist Austin. You will get an email every morning with all new listings. it doesnt replace going to the store, but it's not bad to keep me filled in between visits.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/All/search?Sort=13&IncludeSellers=308767&PageSize=25

    Even without a GB acct, you can use the above link to show all their current offerings.
     
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  7. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    benenglish,

    YEP. That was one day that I tripped & fell into a mud-puddle & found a TREASURE for certain.
    (It will remain NEW/UNFIRED as long as I'm around, as I have plenty of other shooting handguns.)

    yours, satx
     
  8. DBTX

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    It’s hard to kill the police magnums. That’s a great price.
     
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  9. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    DBTX,

    100% CORRECT. = Fwiw, I talked to a forum member from Buda yesterday PM who bought one, stripped/sanded the stock, refinished the wood with CHERRY Min-Wax, cleaned/re-lubed the metal parts & FINISHED his "project" in about 2 hours. = LOOKS FINE, imo & a GREAT shotgun for about 210.ooUSD total.

    yours, satx
     
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