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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:15 AM   #1
 
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I am acquiring a 1969 Remington 870 Wingmaster from my father.



I know he used it very little through the years. I pretty sure he hasnt shot it in 20 years.



Can anyone see why it would not be a good idea to use it? Or is there anything I should watch out for?







Thanks in advance!
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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:36 AM   #2
 
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I have had one since the mid 70's and used it every hunting season for goose and duck hunting. I can't see a reason to let such a good shotgun hang on a wall.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 12:15 PM   #3
 
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I got one from my dad that goes back to at least the early '60's (dad can't remember). It's had many many thousands of rounds through it and it's still the best shotgun I have. Clean it and shoot it. Take good care of it and it will last forever.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 01:07 PM   #4
 
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I have one about that same age bought about 1968. Don't use it much anymore have switched to the 1100. But wouldn't ever worry about shooting it at anytime
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Old June 29th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #5
 
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Scuba: The 870 is built for use and survives abuse. I would have no problem with taking the old gun out hunting, busting clay targets or for home defense use. Clean her up and put her back in service.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #6
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My son got an 870 of about that vintage or older from my dad why got it from a neighbor of his. The thing hadn't been shot much at all & I used it for a Dove hunt last year with no problems. Give it a cleaning, inspection & lubing & you'll be good to go.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 05:08 PM   #7
 
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Originally Posted by scubahound' post='214938' date='Jun 29 2009, 06:15 PM
I am acquiring a 1969 Remington 870 Wingmaster from my father.



I know he used it very little through the years. I pretty sure he hasnt shot it in 20 years.



Can anyone see why it would not be a good idea to use it? Or is there anything I should watch out for?

Thanks in advance!
Take the advice for a real good clean and lube. There has been a product improvemnt in the carrier to an anti-jam version, primarily for tactical purposes. Replacing the carrier might not be a bad idea. The improved carrier will trap a shell that escapes from the magazine tube before it can interfere with bolt operation.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #8
 
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I recently acquired a 1930s single shot 12ga made by Stevens Arms. It was my grandfather's and I know he used it quite a bit. It had been sitting in my grandparents' closet for the past 30 years so I thought it wise to have the local smith look it over. He said it was good to go! When they are built to last they are built to last. It has more sentimental value than anything, but I plan to shoot it once in a while.
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