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#5813598 - 07/01/15 03:19 PM Can I swap barrels on an 870 to get a 3 inch chamber?
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I got one in a trade but it shoots 2 3\4.

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#5813623 - 07/01/15 03:33 PM Re: Can I swap barrels on an 870 to get a 3 inch chamber? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Only if it's a magnum receiver

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#5813889 - 07/01/15 06:32 PM Re: Can I swap barrels on an 870 to get a 3 inch chamber? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Thanks!

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#5814259 - 07/01/15 09:57 PM Re: Can I swap barrels on an 870 to get a 3 inch chamber? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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It actually is a 3 inch gun. Guy that traded it for some used drag slicks didn't realize it. Not a bad thing to happen. The tactical 870 cost more than the tires new. I may keep it to pig hunt with. I'm little surprised the trigger housing is plastic. Never owned one so it'll be a cool learning experience.

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#5815189 - 07/02/15 03:52 PM Re: Can I swap barrels on an 870 to get a 3 inch chamber? [Re: 5 Stand Dan]
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Originally Posted By: 5 Stand Dan
Only if it's a magnum receiver

870 info


This is kind of true, but kind of not... The difference between the 2 3/4" and magnum receivers is the ejector... and that is it. You can take a non-magnum receiver and have the 3" ejector put in it. You do have to have the gun refinished when you do this though.

So, not a straight forward swap of the barrel only, but it can be done.


Edited by cyphertext (07/02/15 03:53 PM)

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#5815225 - 07/02/15 04:22 PM Re: Can I swap barrels on an 870 to get a 3 inch chamber? [Re: cyphertext]
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Originally Posted By: cyphertext
Originally Posted By: 5 Stand Dan
Only if it's a magnum receiver

870 info


This is kind of true, but kind of not... The difference between the 2 3/4" and magnum receivers is the ejector... and that is it. You can take a non-magnum receiver and have the 3" ejector put in it. You do have to have the gun refinished when you do this though.

So, not a straight forward swap of the barrel only, but it can be done.


Why refinished? It's the non-choke barrel a full?

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#5816957 - 07/04/15 01:01 AM Re: Can I swap barrels on an 870 to get a 3 inch chamber? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Originally Posted By: tenyearsgone
Originally Posted By: cyphertext
Originally Posted By: 5 Stand Dan
Only if it's a magnum receiver

870 info


This is kind of true, but kind of not... The difference between the 2 3/4" and magnum receivers is the ejector... and that is it. You can take a non-magnum receiver and have the 3" ejector put in it. You do have to have the gun refinished when you do this though.

So, not a straight forward swap of the barrel only, but it can be done.


Why refinished? It's the non-choke barrel a full?


Because the ejector is riveted in place. You have to cut out the old rivets and then grind down the new rivets to be flush with the receiver.

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