GUN Possbile shotgun, transfers, and price questions

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  1. 70Machwon

    70Machwon New Member

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    I have found someone that is selling a remington 870. She bought it about 10 yrs ago, has only fired it once, and its been sitting, so now she is selling it. I am not sure what kind of 870 it is, but it has darker wood. Now how can i tell between a wingmaster, and an express?

    Also, she said 200 bucks, plus transfer fees. Does this sound like a good price, it is supposedly in NEW condition.

    What kind of fees and what is the process to transfer gun ownership in CA. I know i have to go through a dealer, but what is the process and price?

    Anything else i should look for when i go to look at it, especially. HOW can i tell if it has changable chokes, what is the sign of this.


    thanks for helpin a noob out.
     
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    probably an express. just go to walmart. its a little bit more but you get a new gun. and dont have to mess with shipping and ffl fees.

    Who knows what the gun ownership is in CA? you guys still even allowed to own them?
     
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    barely. Im not shipping it, its local. And A new 870 express around here is 289 bucks, plus tax and fees.
     
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    how can you tell if it has choke tubes or not? Look for one screwed in the end of the barrel :hsugh:
     
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    Alright, so it is that simple. Works better for me.
     
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    if there is no choke screwed in or no threads visible then the barrel is fix-choked and should be marked what it is (full, mod., etc.)
     
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    gotta go through an FFL for a private party in CA to be legal
     
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    well yea, im aware of that, but how much does that cost.


    how can i tell if this is a wingmaster?
     
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    cost depends on the ffl. I THINK it might be a set fee for the private party transfer charged by the state, but the dealer can charge extra if he likes.

    Doubtful its a wingmaster.
     
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    if its just an express, i may save my money and get a new one.

    but hypothetically, HOW could i tell if its a wingmaster.
     
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    It'll probably say Wingmaster somewhere on the barrel (not sure, don't own one), but if not you can tell it apart from a regular Express by the finish. Wingmasters have a better fit and finish than Expresses do, with a glossy finished stock and polished blue receiver as opposed to the rather dull finish of an Express.
     
  12. if the wood is glossy and nice looking, probably a wingmaster, which are the nicer ones.. matte, dull,, non-glossy wood is an express, still a great gun.
     
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    got it. So is 200 bucks a resonable price, if its an express. I think after transfer fees it would just be better to buy a brand new one then a 10yr old one. When i go and see it i'll take some pics and post em here.
     
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    Thanks for reiterating my post :hsugh:
     
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    i miss my wingmaster :wtc: 18 1/2" barrel an old state troopers shotty, way nicer than the express:down: seems so cheap about a half step above a mossy
     
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    so does 200 sound like its too high for a 10yr old express (if its an express) that hasnt been fired. It seems high to me, but what do i know
     
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    I just bought a new express super mag for 280-50 remington rebate. So it came to 230
     
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    Shipping is prob around 20-25 bucks
    Dros Fee I think is 14-16 Bucks (I have not bought one in 2005, I think it's 16 bucks now)
    Saftey Fee 5 Bucks
    Lock Fee 5-10 bucks
    FFL Transfer Fee 20-40 Bucks

    You are looking 60-70 dollar fee on top of the original price of the gun. If u ask me, u r better of going to Big 5 Sporting Goods.
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I love Colorado.
     
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    in my opinion, yes 200 is too high if you have to pay for transfer fees too. and i also dont believe that the shotgun hasnt been fired but once either. ive never met someone that bought a regular 12ga (not a nice show gun) and only put ONE shell in it. a gun store here had one for 180 and it looked perfect. id probably get her to go lower.
     
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    well, i got a new 870 at Big 5. Thanks to everyone who replied.
     

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