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Old 04-02-2008, 01:12 PM   #1
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Anyone here have any first hand experience with the foreign clones of Remington 870s? Curious about their construction and compatibility of 870 accessories. Seems to be about 1/3 cheaper than a "real" 870.
 
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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Anyone here have any first hand experience with the foreign clones of Remington 870s? Curious about their construction and compatibility of 870 accessories. Seems to be about 1/3 cheaper than a "real" 870.
With the caveat i havent seen the 870 clones, I HAVE seen and shot the Chinese Copies of the Win 1887, 1897, and Ithaca 37. ALL of them seemed to be pretty solid shooters. The 1897's right out of the box (the current genreation models) are good to go and function well, the 1887's sometimes need a little tweaking but nothing major, and i havent heard of any issues with the 37's.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 01:25 AM   #3
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With prices being the way they are, why would you want a cheap Chinese knock off, instead of a good used 870? Even the real deal new ones are reasonably priced. If they are like some of the other Chinese knock offs, parts won't interchange with the originals and you may not be able buy extra barrels that fit your shotgun, losing a lot of it's utility.
 
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I'd get the real deal.

I'd rather get a police trade in Remmy than a chink knock off.

Main question as already brought up are all the parts and other goodies for the real 870 useable on the chink copy?
 
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I'd get the real deal.

I'd rather get a police trade in Remmy than a chink knock off.

Main question as already brought up are all the parts and other goodies for the real 870 useable on the chink copy?

Can't really disagree here. In the case of the Einchesters, they really ARE the only game in town anymore, as even 1887's that were being used as lamp bases are going for MAJOR dollars (No whit), and a REALLY bad 1897 will be over $600.00, whereas a Brand-new 97 is around $350.00 ($500.00 slicked up with choke tubes installed) and an already raced-out 1887 is around %595.00.
 
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Can't really disagree here. In the case of the Einchesters, they really ARE the only game in town anymore, as even 1887's that were being used as lamp bases are going for MAJOR dollars (No whit), and a REALLY bad 1897 will be over $600.00, whereas a Brand-new 97 is around $350.00 ($500.00 slicked up with choke tubes installed) and an already raced-out 1887 is around %595.00.
I do agree about the Winchester replicas. I know several CAS shooters that use and shoot the daylights out of them.

I'm thinking of getting the trench gun version IF I can get anyone interested in my idea for Prohibition Era Action Shooting.
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I do agree about the Winchester replicas. I know several CAS shooters that use and shoot the daylights out of them.

I'm thinking of getting the trench gun version IF I can get anyone interested in my idea for Prohibition Era Action Shooting.
Hmm 1911's, Thompson's, 97's and BAR's??? Sounds like fun!!!!!!!
 
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I picked up a couple of the Norinco Hawk 88 870 clones a few years ago as starter shotguns for my son & his best friend. They've seen their share of abuse over the years w/hundreds of rds of everything from the cheap WallyWorld loads that some 870's choke on to heavy slugs & buck. Both have been 100%. Fitted them out w/R3 Limbsaver recoil pads, 4rd sidesaddles & +2 mag tube extensions. Decided I needed an inexpensive but reliable HD shotgun that I wouldn't worry about losing to the cops if I ever had to use it and picked up an NEF Pardner Pump Protector (also made by Norinco). Added a sidesaddle, +2 mag tube extension, TLR-1 taclight & fiber optic bead and its good to go.
Construction on all 3 appears to be very solid (overbuilt, in fact) and many (but not all) 870 accessories will fit. What accessories did you have in mind?
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Would the Knoxx recoil stocks fit on these copies you think?
 
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Would the Knoxx recoil stocks fit on these copies you think?
I asked that same question myself and was told by another who'd tried it that they do fit (Knoxx CopStock & SpecOps stocks).
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:13 AM   #11
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This weekend I shot a Charles Daly tactical. It looks like and 870 and the guy told me it was compatible with 870. He picked his up new for $180. I shot maybe 20 rounds out of it. Felt good no problems at all and I had heard alot of bad stuff about Charles Daly. I personally don't like the 870. But I'm gonna pick one of these up. Its only 4+1 but for the price.
 
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Remember that Daly is just the importer, not the actual Manufacturer. In the past they've had TONS of QC problems, but the new Ownership seems to be taking that to heart. The new CEO has been on a few Boards, as himself openly asking for suggestions and input from Customers and potential customers. So far, except for one dipstick who was pretty much OWNED by the Daly guy as being a stalker idiot, reactions have been pretty good. I own a Daly (KBI Liberty II) Shotgun, and other than a tiny bit of Weld slag that rattles under the bbl fillers, i have NO complaints it Functions well, fit and finish are Superb.
 
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