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how do i remove the bead off my shotgun without having to take it to a gunsmith or something? tried unscrewing it several times with needle nose pliers but it doesn't work. i plan on installing a TruGlo sight in its place. the model of my gun is a Remington 870 express pump action. thanks

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(11/9/02 1:20:30 am)

Re: removing bead
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though i am not familiar with your gun, not all beads unscrew of the rib. Some are fixed on a small base in the rib, so if you turn them you are turning the whole base. If you can keep the base still you might be able to unscrew the bead
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May i ask what you are going to use this for??
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(11/9/02 9:11:14 pm)

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I've used a 3/8" drill chuck, turn it down until it's snug, than tighten with the chuck key, than turn it out. Masking tape the rib to protect it. Shells
 
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I want to replace the small front sight on an IZH 27 o/u. (It's too hard to pick it up for sighting) If you are familiar with them, does the small front bead/post screw into it's base like you mentioned? The base seems larger than the post, so I thought the bead might come out of the base.
 

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I have a Remington 870 as well. I bought a TruGlo sight to replace the factory one too. There are no threads on either the factory bead sight or the hole in the rib. I would suggest taking it to a gunsmith. My dad and brother tried getting my sight off the first day I got my gun and they scratched the whole front of the barrel up, but eventually got the bead off after finding out it was not threaded. So I took mine to a gunsmith.
 
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What It Is, Is That The Bead On A Remington 870 Is Pressed..It Does Not Unscrew...So Please Dont Try. You Are Gonna Ruin Bead. Take It To A Gun Smith..Had A Friend Screw Up His Barrel Doing So lol
 
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