Rare Vintage Police Remington 870 Magnum 12G Top Folding Stock like SPAS-12

SOLD FOR: $1050

WOA#: WY230113KF004

Our Assessment: The Remington 870 is undoubtedly the most iconic home defense shotgun in the United States.  First introduced in 1950, the Model 870 would quickly become the most loved shotgun in America, far surpassing anything the Winchester Model 12 could muster.  By 1973 it would earn its title as “best-selling shotgun in history”.  Remington knew that they had something very special in their factories (stats don’t lie) and they began producing many different variants of the now iconic shotgun.  One of these first variants was this Magnum Model you see elegantly displayed here in these photos.  The United States Police Force found a new love for these sleek, reliable, and well crafted shotguns.  Many adopted the Magnum 870 for its 3” chamber for its increased stopping power.  Many within the police force would modify their shotguns to achieve a unique versatility that would fit their person.  One of these modifications included removing the wood buttstock and replacing it with a folding stock as this one is currently configured.  Another rare modification along with the folding stock is the pistol grip that this one has as well.  One could argue that this modification was made for close quarter scenarios, but based on how amazing this shotgun looks with that SPAS-12 aesthetic, it would be hard to imagine that this wasn’t the main reason for putting the folding stock on.  It simply looks incredible and holding it while collapsed or extended feels incredible.  The slide is as smooth as it gets, the racking of the pump action sounds as good as it gets, it feels as good as it gets, and for the trained eye – it looks as good as it gets.  Claim this“best-selling shotgun in history” today as see why the 870 still holds its title with ease. This is the perfect home defense weapon, the sound of engaging the pump action is sure to scare off any intruder.  Please see specs below, our photos, and good luck on your bid!

Make: Remington

Model: 870 Magnum

Serial Number: W737184M

Year of Manufacture: 1976

Gauge: 12

Action Type: Pump Action

Markings:  Left side of the receiver is marked “Remington 870 Magnum W737184M”.  The left side of the barrel is marked, “12GA. USE 2 ¾ OR 3” SHELLS IN MAGNUM RECEIVERS USE ONLY 2 ¾” IN ALL OTHERS”.  The right side of the barrel is marked, “WARNING-READ INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR SAFE OPERATION-FREE FROM REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY INC, ILION, N.Y., U.S.A.” with “REP” and proofs near the chamber including an “M” and “D”.  The left side of the chamber is marked “S” with two proofs.  The right side of the buttstock is marked, “FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY”.  Both sides of the pistol grip are marked, “Remington”.

Barrel Length: 18″

Choke: CYL-12 fixed

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed bead to a double faced ramp fixed to the barrel.  There are no rear sights but the top of the receiver is slightly grooved for alignment purposes.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock is a rare Remington folding stock used for Law Enforcement with a rubber buttplate. The pump grip is made of serrated cherrywood. The pistol grip is checkered polymer.  The checkering is crisp.  There is a very small scuff on the left side of the forend.  This shotgun is equipped with an extended mag tube that holds 7+1 capacity.  The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock.  The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Gray

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The smooth bore is mirror bright. There is no corrosion in the bore.

Overall Condition:  This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scratches on the receiver and some slide wear on the magtube but the finish remains exceptionally clean. The barrel has several scuffs including one long one on top.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly.  We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Rare Vintage Police Remington 870 Magnum 12G Top Folding Stock like SPAS-12
Rare Vintage Police Remington 870 Magnum 12G Top Folding Stock like SPAS-12