The Remington Model 870 is a pump-action shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms Company, LLC. It is widely used by the public for sport shooting, hunting, and self-defense and used by law enforcement and military organizations worldwide.
Remington Model 870 12 Gauge pump action shotgun
|Place of origin||United States|
|Used by||See Users|
|Wars||Lebanese Civil War|
|Designer||L.Ray Crittendon, Phillip Haskell, Ellis Hailston, G.E. Pinckney|
|Variants||Wingmaster, Express, Marine, SPS, SPS-T, XCS, Tac-14, Super Mag, MCS, DM, Tac-14 DM|
|Mass||7.0 lb (3.2 kg) to 8.0 lb (3.6 kg)|
|Length||37.25 in (946 mm) to 50.5 in (1,280 mm)|
|Barrel length||14 in (360 mm) to 30 in (760 mm)|
|Cartridge||12 gauge, 16 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge, or .410 bore|
|Feed system||4+1, 5+1, 6+1, or 7+1 round internal tube magazine, or an external 6+1 box magazine|
|Sights||Bead, twin bead, adjustable open sights, or ghost ring (all iron sights). Also cantilever and receiver-mounts for scopes|
The Remington 870 was the fourth major design in a series of Remington pump shotguns. John Pedersen designed the fragile Remington Model 10 (and later the improved Remington Model 29). John Browning designed the Remington Model 17 (which was later adapted by Ithaca into the Ithaca 37), which served as the basis for the Remington 31. The Model 31 was well liked, but struggled for sales in the shadow of the Winchester Model 12. Remington sought to correct that in 1950 by introducing a modern, streamlined, rugged, reliable, and relatively inexpensive shotgun – the 870.
Sales of the 870 have been steady. They reached two million guns by 1973 (ten times the number of Model 31 shotguns it replaced). As of 1983, the 870 held the record for best-selling shotgun in history with three million sold. By 1996, spurred by sales of the basic "Express" models, which were added as a lower-cost alternative to the original Wingmaster line, sales topped seven million guns. On April 13, 2009, the ten millionth Model 870 was produced.
The 870 features a bottom-loading, side ejecting receiver and a tubular magazine under the barrel. The gun comes with a plug for hunting which reduces the magazine's capacity to two rounds. It has dual action bars, internal hammer, and a bolt which locks into an extension in the barrel. The action, receiver, fire control group, safety catch and slide release catch of the Remington Model 870 shotgun are similar to those used on the Remington Model 7600 series pump-action centerfire rifles and carbines. The basic fire control group design was first used in the automatic 11–48. Twelve gauge stocks will also interchange on the older 12-gauge-sized 20-gauge receivers, although modification is needed to fit the smaller sized 20-gauge receivers employed since the late 1970s. Several parts of the 870 will interchange with the semi-automatic Remington 1100 and 11–87.
The original 870 models were offered with fixed chokes. In 1986 Remington introduced the new Remington "Rem Choke" system of screw-in chokes (also fitted to Remington model 1100 auto-loading shotguns at the same time). Initially, the Rem Chokes were offered only in 12 gauge in barrel lengths of 21", 26", and 28". The following year the availability was expanded to the 20 gauge and included other barrel lengths.
Production 870s for over 30 years had a design whereby a user could fail to press a shell all the way into the magazine when loading such that the shell latch did not engage the shell, and such actions could tie up the gun. This was caused by the shell which slipped out of the magazine under the bolt in the receiver to bind the action, requiring rough treatment of the action or even disassembly to clear by the uninitiated. The potential issue was resolved with the introduction of the "Flexi Tab" carrier. Guns with this modification can be identified by the "U"-shaped cut-out on the carrier, visible from below the gun. The cut-out, combined with a modified machining on the underside of the slide assembly, allows the action to be opened with a shell on the carrier.
There are hundreds of variations of the Remington 870 in 12, 16, 20, 28 gauges and .410 bore. In 1969 Remington introduced 28 gauge and .410 bore models on a new scaled down receiver size, and in 1972 a 20 gauge Lightweight version was introduced on the same sized receiver, and all of the smaller gauges today are produced on that size receiver. From the original fifteen models offered, Remington currently produces dozens of models for civilian, law enforcement, and military sales. 870 variants can be grouped into:
Arms manufacturer Norinco, of the People's Republic of China, has made unlicensed copies of the Remington 870 as the design is no longer under patent protection. The most common of these designs are the Norinco HP9-1 and M-98, the difference being that the HP9-1 has either a 12.5" or 14" barrel, whereas the M-98 has an 18.5" barrel. In the United States, where most Norinco products are specifically non-importable, this shotgun was imported and sold under the names Norinco Hawk 982 and Interstate Hawk 982.
|Australia||Australian Defence Force||_||_|||
|Dhaka Metropolitan Police SWAT||_||_|||
|Belgium||Federal Police Special Units||_||_|||
|Belgian Armed Forces||_||2008|||
|Canada||Canadian Armed Forces||_||_|||
|Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)||_||_|||
|Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)||_||_|||
|Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)|
|Correctional Service Canada (CSC)|
|Garda World - Cash Services|
|Toronto Police Service (TPS)|
|Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)||_||_|||
|London Police Service (LPS)||_||_|||
|Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC)||_||_|||
|Germany||Bundeswehr, GSG 9, and Spezialeinsatzkommandos||_||_|||
|Greece||EKAM counter-terrorist unit of the Hellenic Police||_||_|||
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Police Force, Hong Kong Customs, Hong Kong Correctional Services, Bird Control Unit of Airport Authority Hong Kong, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and cash security firms||_||_|||
|Iran||Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran||_||_|||
|Ireland||Army Ranger Wing, Special Detective Unit, Emergency Response Unit||_||2000|||
|Israel||Israel Defense Forces and YAMAM||_||_|||
|South Korea||Republic of Korea Naval Special Warfare Brigade||_||_|||
|Luxembourg||Unité Spéciale de la Police group of the Grand Ducal Police||_||_|||
|Malaysia||Royal Malaysia Police||_||_|||
|Malaysian Prison Department||_||_|
|Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency||_||_|
|Department of Immigration (Malaysia)||_||_|
|Various special operations such as:||_||_|||
|Philippines||Philippine National Police, Special Action Force, Philippine Army||_||_|
|Polish Special Forces||_||_|
|Sierra Leone||Sierra Leone Police||51+||After 2001|||
|Singapore||Singapore Police Force (including STAR and Police Coast Guard)||_||_|
|Spain||Special Group of Intervention (GEI) of the Mossos d'Esquadra||_||_||_|
|Sweden||Swedish Armed Forces (designated "Understödsvapen 870")||_||_|||
|Switzerland||Swiss Armed Forces (designated Mehrzweckgewehr 91; MzGw 91)||_||_|||
|Taiwan||Taiwan Coast Guard, Taiwan Reserve Army (T85 Shotgun)||_||_|
|Thailand||Royal Thai Police, Royal Thai Army, Royal Thai Air Force||_||_|
|United Kingdom||United Kingdom Special Forces (designated L74A1), Police Service of Northern Ireland and Specialist Firearms Officers as a breaching weapon||_||_|||
|United States||U.S. Border Patrol||_||_|||
|U.S. Department of Education||27||2010|||
|U.S. Military (designated M870)||_||_|||
|U.S. Secret Service||1,600||2001|||
|Internal Revenue Service||60||2010|||
|Federal Bureau of Investigation (including SWAT and HRT)|||
|United States Marshals Service|||
|Various police forces such as:
|Viet Nam||Mobile Police Force (Canh Sat Co Dong)||_||_|
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