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Model 870 express Serial Number question

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:28 pm
I recently bought a used Express 870 12 Ga. The barrel is marked that it allows for 2-3/4", 3" and 3-1/4" shells if the receiver allows same. My S/N suffix is 'G' and I cannot find a 'G' suffix in any of the posted charts. Do you have any idea if my gun will support the 3-1/4' shells?
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:22 pm
If the barrel is marked for 3-1/2" shells, it should handle them without problem.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 7:21 pm
The receiver is different for 3-1/2" shells. If the barrel is marked for 3-1/2" it will safely shoot one, but if it is a 3" gun it will likely not feed or eject 3-1/2" shells correctly. The receivers are usually marked Magnum for 3" shells and SuperMag for 3-1/2". All the barrels will fit all the receivers.
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