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 Post subject: Remington 870 Police Magnum - how to remove sights?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:35 pm 
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I just purchased this 870 Police Magnum and am considering adding a few options to it.
1st being a heat shield.

If I decided to then what is the best method of removing these sights in order to install the shield?
I may add Ghost Ring sights eventually.

Any thoughts so I don't damage the barrel?

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Police Magnum - how to remove sights?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:13 am 
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Backlash15: Not to be a smarta$$ but why do you need a heatshield? I have shot lots of 00 buck rounds through a 18" Remington 870 due to my (government) profession and have never seen a need for same. Extended magazine, yes, heatshield, no. Just curious, no offense intended.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Police Magnum - how to remove sights?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:58 am 
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No offense taken

I don't need it.

I bought the gun for $125 so I thought I would accessorize it.

I realize it's mostly for looks.

Thanks for your input


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Police Magnum - how to remove sights?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:10 am 
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The sight bases are brazed onto the barrel. They will require (extreme) heating and knocking off - or milling/grinding to remove the base. Either method will leave an obvious (ugly) spot on the barrel. If you have to pay someone (who can do a good job) to remove the sights and refinish the barrel you will come out $$ ahead to just buy a new barrel.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Police Magnum - how to remove sights?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:44 am 
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[quote="backlash15"]I just purchased this 870 Police Magnum and am considering adding a few options to it.
1st being a heat shield.

If I decided to then what is the best method of removing these sights in order to install the shield?
I may add Ghost Ring sights eventually.

Any thoughts so I don't damage the barrel?[/quote]

If you are just going to install a heat shield, then notch the shield for the front sight and cut a slot for the rear sight. It's not too hard.

To remove the sights without damaging the barrel is more difficult, the sights are flame brazed in place.

Sell the slug barrel and get a barrel with the bead sight and base.

You then grind off the bead, and install the Ghost Ring front sight over that (use JB Weld instead of the supplied epoxy) and pin the sight.

Drill and tap the receiver for the rear Ghost Ring sight.

If you decide to remove the factory sights from the slug barrel (which would be foolish), then I suggest the talents of a gunsmith who can refinish too. I think that would co9st as much (or nearly as much) as a new bead sighted barrel.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Police Magnum - how to remove sights?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:50 am 
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Thank you RePete
Great info.

Thanks for your time.

Regards


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Police Magnum - how to remove sights?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:44 am 
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[quote="backlash15"]Thank you RePete
Great info.

Thanks for your time.

Regards[/quote]

No perspiration.

I've built many shotties for clients and the use of JB Weld came because the second one I did, the front sight blew off - mind you, it was after about 12 years.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Police Magnum - how to remove sights?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:49 am 
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Removing those sights will take a great deal of heat and I don't advise it.....the best bet would be to remove as much as you dare on a milling machine (a 3/8" endmill will work fine) and finish the removal with a file....


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:12 am 
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[quote="mike orlen"]Removing those sights will take a great deal of heat and I don't advise it.....the best bet would be to remove as much as you dare on a milling machine (a 3/8" endmill will work fine) and finish the removal with a file....[/quote]

Which is the reason for purchasing another barrel and selling this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Police Magnum - how to remove sights?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:39 pm 
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I have a 20" 2 3/4 chamber barrel that is a parkerized barrel that was cut down from an old full choke barrel (it's cyl now that the choke has been cut off).

I would trade you for that barrel.

Search under my name, I had it for sale in the classifieds along with a Remington +3 extension.

You got a good deal on that gun by the way.

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