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Remington Model 870 Wingmaster

Manually-Actuated, Pump-Action Slide Shotgun (1951)

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The Remington M870 Wingmaster became a popular offshoot of the hugely successful Remington M870 series line.

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The Remington Model 870 "Wingmaster" is a variant of the famous (and best-selling) Remington M870 series pump-action slide shotguns which traces its roots to a 1951 release. The Wingmaster was given a walnut stock and blued steel receiver while being originally sold with a fixed choke. Offerings included a 12-, 16- and 20-gauge forms which went on to see considerable usage as a sporting/hunting gun, home defense system, military firearm, and police service shotgun. The Wingmaster incorporated a 5-round tubular magazine under the barrel with a manually-actuated, pump-action system (with push-button safety catch rear of the trigger guard) used to manage the ammunition supply and chamber.

The weapon received a design overhaul in 1986 and went on to see consistent serial production though some marks in the line have been discontinued.

Some 10,000,000 Remington Model 870 series shotguns have been produced since 1951 proving the line reliable, durable, and effective in whatever role it is used.


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Manually-Actuated, Pump-Action Slide Shotgun

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Close Support
Extreme close quarters use; trench-clearing; doorbuster; security.

Overall Length
1,282 mm
50.47 in
Barrel Length
762 mm
30.00 in
Empty Wgt
7.05 lb
3.20 kg

Base Iron; Optional Optics


Manually-Operated Pump-Action Slide

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12-, 16-, 20 or 28-gauge; .410 bore

Rounds / Feed

5-Round Tubular Magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.

Model 870 Wingmaster - Base Product Name
Model 870 Wing Master LC (Light Contour)
Model 870 Wingmaster (.410) - 36 gauge
Model 870 Wingmaster NRA Edition
Model 870 Wingmaster Dale Earnhardt Tribute
Model 870TB Trap - Clay pigeon shooter
Model 870 Wingmaster Classic Trap
Model 870 Wingmaster LW-Small Bore
Model 870 Wingmaster Super Mag
Model 870 Wingmaster Super Magnum

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