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 Post subject: Remington 870 "Matched Pair"
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:42 pm 
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I have recently seen, and been offered, a matched pair of Remington 870's from the late 1960's, I believe.

The guns, a .410 and a 28 ga., have "Matched Pair No. 493" in gold on the left side of the receiver. They have been fired, but are at least 98%. Both have Pachmayer pads...which I wonder about being original. It doesn't seem to make sense that Remington would have put pads on a .410 and a 28...but who knows what they might have done on a special run.

Does anyone out there have any additional information? And what would be a fair price (fair to both buyer and seller) for such a set? (They come with a hard case, but, again, I'm not sure if that is original or not.) There is no other paperwork or boxes.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 "Matched Pair"
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Am I the only one who thinks that a "Matched Pair" of gold-inlayed 870's is kinda like trying to make a silk purse out of a....

Oh, never mind - that is bound to offend somebody..........

How about upgrading the pair by putting a gold inlayed portrait of Sam Walton on them?

Somebody stop me!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 "Matched Pair"
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:05 pm 
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Hey - play nice!

The "matched pair" series of 870 skeet guns in 28 gauge and .410 bore came with walnut stocks and hard carrying cases. They sold for $395 for the pair during 1969-1971. 1,503 pairs were sold.

Don't know what they would bring today - it would largely depend upon condition. I bet the Pachmayr pads are not original, however.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 "Matched Pair"
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A set of Remington 870's is not what normally comes to mind when I think of a "matched pair". :lol: :shock: :lol:





I'm thinking about a 2 gun set of Holland & Holland's or Purdey's. :wink: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 "Matched Pair"
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Does that mean they are Remington Bespoke Best guns? :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 "Matched Pair"
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The 870 Matched Pair of cased skeet guns, .410 and 28 gauge, were made in 1969 only, and 1,503 pair were made. Value in 95% condition is $895. I bought a pair of the matched 1100s in that time period of .410 and 28 gauge. I sold them off to buy the new Remington 3200. As best I remember, the serial numbers of the gun were not the same or even consecutive. They just had matched Pair #xxxx on them. A total of 5,067 pair of 1100s were made in 1969 and 70.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 "Matched Pair"
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:08 pm 
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Hmmm...Roy Marcot's "Remington" book says the 870 matched pairs were introduced in 1969, and "Over the next three years, 1,503 pairs would be sold." Marcot goes on to note that in 1970, the 28 ga. and 0.410 bore skeet guns were offered individually, in place of the previously marketed "matched pairs".

So were the matched pairs all made in 1969 and sold off over a 3 year period? Or were they produced over a 3 year period?

At any rate, I wouldn't mind having a pair! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 "Matched Pair"
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This pair is offered at $1100---not cheap, but they do hale from a day when Remington made really nice 870's. They are choked "skeet" (naturally). And...what would you pay for a new .410 or 28 ga. 870...that would have to be in the $500 range. So these are nice guns for what they are. Certainly not London Best guns, but not junk, either.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 "Matched Pair"
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They are probably nice guns. I would bet that the pads were aftermarket,though. $1100 may be a bit high but there are many Remington fans out there that value older M870s.

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