GUN need some help from shotgun crew

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  1. mauk

    mauk OT Supporter

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    i'm looking to pick up a shotgun, the 870 looks pretty decent.
    i'd like something like this (not sure of 12/20 yet):
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    my question is, can i get a lefty 870 receiver separately and build this myself? not really sure how modular these things are.

    thanks :o
     
  2. AVengeance

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    I shoot lefthanded, and have found the regular 870 to operate just fine for me. I've also already taken the barrel and stock off my 870 (to switch to pistol grip foregrip and collapsing stock) and both operations were very easy.

    Why bother spending money on a lefty model? The pump action is about as ambi as a regular gun gets, and then anyone else you might want to allow to shoot it easily, already can.
     
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    Check out the Mossbergs, the safety is mounted on top so that it is a little easier to operate for lefties.

    And as AVengeance said the pump guns are pretty easy to shoot left "as is" you shouldn't need to spend the extra $$$ on a lefty model.
     
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    I don't think you'd want to start with a bare receiver because I believe the mag-tube is is braized into the reciever. If you were starting with a complete left-hand receiver w/mag-tube assembly and complete fire control group then the only other lefty specific part you'd need to worry about is the barrel which might be a problem since I think all of Remingtons LH barrels have vent ribs... I don't know what is available aftermarket for lefties. Otherwise to replicate the guns pictured you'd just need to the Knoxx stock and a +2 mag tube extension which should both be ambi.
     
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    the lefty thing isnt really a huge deal, i just have a lefty AR and like it.

    can you buy just an 870 receiver for cheap and then start adding parts?
     
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    i have a lead on a lefty 870. if youre interested, pm me.
     
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    its usually easier and probably more financially sound to buy a beater 870 and build it from that. you could find a wood 28" 870 for under 200 if you look hard enough.
     
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    looks like i will have to start looking around.
     
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    one should be able to shoot off both sides anyway

    +1 for buying a complete one, hell a new one is less than 300. The stock basically costs nothing to remington so you won't save any money building one up. Also you may want to shoot a traditional stock before you tacticool it up. You may find that it's better than you think.
     

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