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#3164067 - 02/14/13 03:20 PM Can any one answer a ?? About a 870 pump
southernhunter
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Ok , my dad has a older magnum wingmaster 870 , I got the same gun but mines not a magnum , every thing in side looks the same as far as the bolt and such go , so why can't I but a 3 inch magnum barrel on my gun ? I googled this and some said you could others said no , just wondering what y'all would say . I am not thinking of trying it as a do have a mag 870 just curious ..

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#3164101 - 02/14/13 04:06 PM Re: Can any one answer a ?? About a 870 pump [Re: southernhunter]
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The barrel will fit but the action won't work with 3" shells. There is not enough travel to eject a fired 3" hull.
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#3164155 - 02/14/13 04:52 PM Re: Can any one answer a ?? About a 870 pump [Re: Beekeeper]
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What Beekeeper said.
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#3164797 - 02/15/13 09:34 AM Re: Can any one answer a ?? About a 870 pump [Re: Bow Hunter]
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What's the last letter in the serial number, V or M? Ejector positions are different.
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#3164963 - 02/15/13 11:39 AM Re: Can any one answer a ?? About a 870 pump [Re: infoman jr.]
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It's a v
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#3165008 - 02/15/13 12:20 PM Re: Can any one answer a ?? About a 870 pump [Re: southernhunter]
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Hey guys , just for kicks and giggles , I take the barrel of my 870 mag and stuck it on my 870 wingmaster , I loaded it up with 3 inch shells ,I didn't fire any but the pumped through it just fine , I ain't seeing any reason with a 3 inch barrel you can't shot them in this gun . Some one explain if I am wrong ?
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#3165013 - 02/15/13 12:26 PM Re: Can any one answer a ?? About a 870 pump [Re: southernhunter]
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a fired shell will be longer than an unfired one, see if it will eject a fired hull
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#3165017 - 02/15/13 12:28 PM Re: Can any one answer a ?? About a 870 pump [Re: southernhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: southernhunter
It's a v

Your gun has an ejector positioned to eject 2 3/4" shells.

 Originally Posted By: southernhunter
I didn't fire any but the pumped through it just fine

They worked fine because the crimp was not unfolded (as would be the case in a fired shell). 3" shells will not likely cycle, but you're welcome to try. Put a spent 3" shell in the chamber and let us know if it ejects.
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#3165092 - 02/15/13 01:22 PM Re: Can any one answer a ?? About a 870 pump [Re: infoman jr.]
southernhunter
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Yeah , your right about that , if I shot one in the gun would or could it damage it in any way ? ? That be may main concern ??
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#3165203 - 02/15/13 03:28 PM Re: Can any one answer a ?? About a 870 pump [Re: southernhunter]
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I cannot recommend shooting any length of ammunition that is not inscribed into the side of your barrel.
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