Remington 870 Express Synthetic 28" Question

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by MentalParadox, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. MentalParadox

    MentalParadox New Member

    15
    Sep 30, 2012
    Belgium, Europe
    Hey there. I bought a remington 870, but it turned out it had a 28" barrel. As buying a new barrel is illegal in my country, I have no choice but to buy magazine extensions to make the mag tube equal in length (or *slightly* shorter) to the barrel. I want them to be equal because I find it aesthetically pleasing. I was wondering, what extension should I buy? It's a 5 (4+1) shot shotgun with a pretty long barrel, so probably more than 5, I guess.

    Also, it's a black express synthetic. It'd be nice if the extension was black too.
     
  2. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    What country are you in, and Welcome to the forum!
     

  3. MentalParadox

    MentalParadox New Member

    15
    Sep 30, 2012
    Belgium, Europe
    Thanks =)

    I'm from Belgium. Compared to the States, we have pretty strict gun laws. :(
     
  4. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I bought the 5 round extension from Choate (spelling?), love it; puts weight forward and it swings almost like an over/under and smooths out your swing plus gives you the extra capacity. It comes within about a 1/2" of the end of a 28" barrel.

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    sorry, this is the best pic I have of mine loaded to photobucket, ignore the 590 below

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  5. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    OK, so more like an inch or so from the end of the barrel. A 26 would be too short by about 1/2" with this extension
     
  6. MentalParadox

    MentalParadox New Member

    15
    Sep 30, 2012
    Belgium, Europe
    Oh man, I got it wrong. It's a 26" barrel. So I guess there's no extension that fits the 26" perfectly? What a shame.

    I'm still pissed that the guy I bought this gun off ordered the wrong shotgun from Remington. I wanted the 870 express synthetic 7-shot 18" (with the 2-shot extension included). But he "misunderstood" (and denies it) and bought me this impractical behemoth.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2012
  7. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    oh, gotcha. Yeah, that extension will stick past about 1/2" with the 26 but a 4 round would be ideal if you wanted to max out the tube underneath. you're wanting a shorter barrel though, sucks that you got the wrong gun!
     
  8. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Cut the barrel back to 18 1/2". Then purchase something like this: http://damageusa.com/product/magazine-extension-remington-870-12-gauge-parkerized
     
  9. MentalParadox

    MentalParadox New Member

    15
    Sep 30, 2012
    Belgium, Europe
    That would be illegal. I'd go to prison for that.
     
  10. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Tha sux.. I think id move away from belgium.
     
  11. MentalParadox

    MentalParadox New Member

    15
    Sep 30, 2012
    Belgium, Europe
    I wouldn't.

    But let's not turn this into a political debate. I guarantuee you it wouldn't end well.
     
  12. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    so you will get in trouble for moving away from belgium too?
     
  13. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Its only politics if you make it so.. Im just curious.
     
  14. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    In this post you state that you wanted to order an 18" barrel! So what's the deal? You can buy one, but you can't alter the one you have?
     
  15. MentalParadox

    MentalParadox New Member

    15
    Sep 30, 2012
    Belgium, Europe
    I need to request a new permit for a new gun, or for a new barrel. Legally speaking it's the same thing. And requesting a permit costs 120 bucks and can take up to 6 months. So no, I'm not too keen on that. Also, if I request a new permit; the government will get suspicious of my motives. They could ban me for life just for that.
     
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