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This was may dad's shotgun. It's an early 1970's pre-flexi tab 870 Wingmaster. It started life as a 30" barrel full choke gun.




I installed a new 870 Police bolt, bolt carrier, shell carrier, 18.5" improved cylinder barrel, factory +2 extension kit and a set of Magpul furniture. I also ground the ejector down from 2-3/4" length to 3" magnum length so I could use magnum shells if I wanted to. The ejector spring was also broke, so I installed a new one of those too.



I'll eventually drill & tap the receiver for a top rail and install a light on the forearm somewhere.

Tony.


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Very cool.

What's old is new again.

Well done!


Niech Zyje P-220

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Benny, you do great work and you are one of the smartest M14 guys I know. But did you really need to tacticalize a classic? Wink

Now, I'm a hypocrite because I did the same thing with a wingmaster I purchased from summit gunbroker, but It didn't look as nice as yours did and to be honest yours came out a lot nicer.

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Talented you are!! Great work here!! Love it!!
 
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What is a flexi tab?


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Thanks guys! I snapped some better pics last night with my iPad.

Richard,
I think its actually called the flex tab upgrade. It was an improvement implemented in the 80's that allows the action to be cycled if a shell pops out from the magazine tube and lodges itself between the shell carrier and a closed bolt. In the old days, if that happened, you'd have to punch out the trigger group pins and remove the trigger group to clear the jam.

The shell carrier has a U-shaped cutout and the bolt and bolt slide have clearances to allow the bolt to cycle without getting caught up on the rim of the jammed shell.







Tony.


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That is nice work but you ain't getten near my old wingmaster and the old browning done been confiscated by my 42 year old son Wink
 
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Neat!
 
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That came out nice. I like the Magpul 870 bits.
 
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That's a well done upgrade. The bluing contrasts nicely with the Magpul furniture.


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Thanks. I really like both the aesthetic balance of old and new as well as the physical balance of the shotgun itself. It really feels good and solid in the hands. As pictured, it looks great but not over-done with whiz-bangs.

I took it out this past weekend to try it out since I made all the changes and realized when I got to the range that my ammo was still on the workbench at home! I still had M14's to play with, so it was all good.

I'm eager to see what recoil feels like with full power loads and the Magpul stock. I hear that it really tames the recoil. All I need now is a rail section for a light and a side saddle and it's ready for closet duty.

Tony.


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I didn't see anything about you replacing the carrier dog spring. This spring is the most important spring as it relates to reliability, so if you plan on using the gun defensively, absolutely replace the carrier dog spring with a new one.

Order the one for the 870P, which is the same one for the 1100, not the regular 870 spring.

https://www.midwayusa.com/prod...887-1100-11-87-11-96


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Originally posted by bubbatime:
I didn't see anything about you replacing the carrier dog spring. This spring is the most important spring as it relates to reliability, so if you plan on using the gun defensively, absolutely replace the carrier dog spring with a new one.

Order the one for the 870P, which is the same one for the 1100, not the regular 870 spring.

https://www.midwayusa.com/prod...887-1100-11-87-11-96


Thanks! I don't think I've replaced that part and I didn't know I needed to until now, but I will.

Tony.


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