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 Post subject: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:55 am 
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want to ditch the dull silver bead on my new 870,do it just unscrew or what?looking for something brighter,polishing didn't help at all.It's mounted on a low base.thanks!!




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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:22 pm 
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I think Express models are just pressed in. Grab it with a pair of pliers and yank it out. Wingmasters and the other nicer finished guns are threaded in. I think if you look close, you'll see a small hex or flats to grip it by and unscrew it. Maybe ask the guys in the Gunsmithing forum to be sure. A couple of them know what they are talking about. Mention if its an Express, Wingmaster, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:38 pm 
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My 870 Express was press-fit. It had to be cut off, drilled out and tapped for a screw-in Truglo. It's not an easy job because you can drill through the barrel and marr the rib up if you're not careful. If you have the 870 Express I recommend taking it to a competent gunsmith for this work.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:26 pm 
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yeah,its an express,and no flats on it.guess we'll try some more polishing....thanks guys....


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:08 pm 
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Go with XS Sights Big tritium dot for pillar bead sights. It uses JB weld to secure it on the pillar over the original sight.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:44 pm 
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Cali,who sells 'em??


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:58 pm 
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XS sights does. just type in XS sight systems on google and you'll get thier page,they run about $90


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:46 pm 
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a cheap solution is to try a bright fingernail polish on the bead


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:06 pm 
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Try these:

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Truglo Tru-Point
It comes with green and red but you can replace them with white which work out very nicely.

Truglo also makes a very nice paint that you can put on your current bead. Just click on their accessory pages.

http://www.truglo.com

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:14 pm 
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The problem with truglo and any sight for the remington 870 is the pillar....no matter what if you replace the bead ( except for the XS) you are going to have to drill and tap...making it a bear to do on your own unless you have the proper tools.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:24 pm 
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and therin lies the rub...I did manage to polish it with my dremel.thats as far as I'm going for now...thanks for the help,guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:12 pm 
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no prob...hope you find the right setup for yourself.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 bead sight removal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:00 pm 
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M3 wrote:
a cheap solution is to try a bright fingernail polish on the bead



Yup, my local gun shop sells the little jars of sight paint. There's a glow in the dark paint, as well.




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