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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:12 am 
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This is a little LTW project that's been going on in the background for a while. It still lacks a few details but will be up for sale soon at a TBD price, proceeds going to the NRA Institute for Legislative Action. These guys are our voice in DC, and need our support-- all of us. If you don't belong to the NRA and you are reading this, you need to join and be counted, right now. Join at http://membership.nrahq.org/

So..... a good friend and LTW supporter sent me this Police Magnum one day and said, "do something with it that will benefit LTW and/or an LTW beneficiary". It started out as a State Highway Patrol shotgun.....it's been customized a bit, with a lot of support from outfits that do 870 accessories, plus a few others:

Nordic Components contributed their lightweight mag extension and a stainless, low-drag mag follower. http://www.nordic-components.com/

Can't do an 870 without something from Van Comp! Their excellent rear sight with a length of rail was provided...... vangcomp.com

Metaloy plated the bolt and carrier at no charge........ http://www.originalmetaloy.com

Texas Armament Parkerized and Gun-Coated the whole thing, no charge (no site, 325-646-5827).

EoTech.......oh yeah, a brand new EoTech comes with, to put on that railed Vang Comp sight! Thanks EoTech-- http://www.eotech-inc.com

XS Sights kicked in their big-dot tritium AR15 front sight..... perfect for a shotgun, I think.
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A few others will be mentioned shortly.

As received

It started out like this:
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This is the boltface as reveived. I don't think it'd had 50 rounds through it. Test fired only maybe.....?
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The Vang sight and chromed bolt. The stock is going to be changed although this pistol-gripped Speed Feed unit is not bad at all. It's just that it and the fore-end had a few minor dings from the cruiser rack.
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And.... that sight is not just screwed on. It is truly knock-proofed by two tubular dowels.... so even with the EoTech on there and heavy-recoiling loads, nothing is going anywhwere.
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The barrel was shortened a bit and the old front sight has been replaced with my trademark shotgun front sight, an AR15 front sight tower cut and radiused, and silver-brazed in place. Gives the user a lot of flexibility in elevation adjustment and in terms of what kind of front sight post is used:
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If "silver brazed on" doesn't sound strong, bear in mind that that is how the old front and rear sights were attached, and the underlug that attaches the barrel to the receiver via the mag tube threads is also silver brazed on.

More details later, I am awaiting new furniture ....... just thought I'd share the wait with you guys..... :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:12 pm 
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As a lifer........NRA lifer that is, I applaud! Well done as usual for the team here as well as the supporter who made it happen.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:27 pm 
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I haven't even coordinated this with ILA but happened to be talking to a friend today who works at NRA, his response was that shhyeah, they'll be most happy to receive the check!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:52 am 
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Very interesting front sight. Does this use a screw in AR-15 type front post?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:41 am 
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Yes. And I just received, from XS Sight Systems, their Big Dot night sight to put in there..... perfect for a shotgun.

Thank you, XS!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:35 pm 
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HOW DID I MISS THIS????

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This shotty is now all business!! Well, guess it always has been, considering its roots. Nice to see it all come together.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:19 am 
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Now here's a front sight that is perfect for a shotgun such as this-- thanks again to XS sights for the contribution.

I should have the stock and fore end next week, at which time I'll get a few more pics up with the EoTech mounted, and get it in the "for sale" area...... first I need to figure out what to ask for it....... then get it...... then send the proceeds to the outfit that's letting us be heard in Washington.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:00 pm 
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Very nice Ned !!! I think you should sell tickets @$50.00 a piece for it and after 60 days pick the winner . :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:10 pm 
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I'd love to do it that way but as I understand it they send the gaming commission or whatever after folks who do raffles without first rendering unto the governor.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:11 am 
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You do not want to go messing with the "Casino Police."


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:32 pm 
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I got the OK to say where this came from-- LTW supporter Mark Graff donated it after buying it from the Wyoming Highway Patrol. It is in fact engraved "WHP" with their rack number.

Whoever buys it, if their inititals are WHP, there will be a $50 upcharge :lol:

Actually I have not really done my homework yet as to how to price it-- obviously the brand-new EoTech adds several hundred.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:29 pm 
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Actually, my initialls are WHP. And my sons name is Remington! What a perfect shotgun! The raffle idea would be great but I may have to consider this one.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:47 pm 
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That front sight is a work of art Ned!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:28 pm 
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Lifer here. Beautiful shotgun, I would be proud to own it. Can't wait to see the final pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:11 pm 
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Awesome work. If it is anywhere near affordable, I'd love to pick it up and let it ride in a Nevada Highway Patrol car rack.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:19 am 
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Wow. Bet the HP would want that back if they knew what you've done with it. Amazing stuff Ned.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:30 am 
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DrDremel,are you serious? I think we need to find out what date this shotgun was made..... if it was on young Remington's birthday, you need to get this thing right away or the whole universe could go into a reverse spin!

Sorry this is taking so long, guys-- waiting for the final parts, a stock set from Hogue-- they did send it already but it was for a Mossberg. Sent it back, waiting for the right one.

I still need to do my homework with regards to setting the price. I'm not up to speed on what tricked out 870's go for.....suggestions via Email are welcome.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:19 am 
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Well it depends on the funds when it is finished. It is going to a good cause. I am serious about my initials and yes, my son's name is Remington. He is 11. As for this one, I think I'd keep it for myself, since it has my initials. For his first shotgun, I was going to get an 870 engraved with his last name in the same script as the Remington on the side of a shotgun. The funny part about the name is that my wife liked it. She picked the name from the hunter in The Ghost in the Darkness, the story of the Lions of Tsavo in Africa that was made into a movie with Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas. I'm a second generation gun guy, instructor and all so I had no problem with it! He learned to spell his name from a gun box that I gave him. I'm in Southeast Michigan so it would be a nice trip to pick it up.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:29 pm 
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Now for sale!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:06 am 
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SOLD!


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