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I have been considering a synthetic replacement stock for my 870. I have noticed on a lot of the syn. stocks the fore end looks like it is longer than my original. Will this still work on my wingmaster or do I need to go with the same size fore end?
 

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Don't know whether its dumb or not cause I never changed one but some of the very early Wingmasters had different forends than todays. My Express came with synthetics.
 

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the 870 forearm are all standard in size, except probably the 870 special field (pls correct me if i am wrong). the synthetic stock looks a bit longer because it extends furhter down the receiver but essentially the main metal part of the fore arm is standard in lenght, well... perhaps with the excemption of the 870 special field.
 

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You are correct, the Remington Special Field 870 has a shorter forearm and the barrel retaining ring is closer to the breech than on a standard 870. Take care...
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I used to own an early 870 wingmaster [early60????], and an 870 express. The fancy checkered wood on the fore-arm of the wingmaster was surely longer than that of the the express. Mechanically tho, they both had about the same travel of the slide.
It's been years since I owned them, but I do remember the fore-arm being longer.

Could be wrong about the length tho, as it's been ten years since at least.
The Remmies went when I discovered a model 12 Winnie!!!;)
 

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I have been considering a synthetic replacement stock for my 870. I have noticed on a lot of the syn. stocks the fore end looks like it is longer than my original. Will this still work on my wingmaster or do I need to go with the same size fore end?
There are synthetics available from several suppliers, and Remington. I have a 20Ga Express with Adjustable LOP, that is quite handy, and allows me to quickly shorten it for the times a daughter or wife wants to go along.

Wish I'd seen this a month ago, I chucked a synthetic set for a 12Ga 870, after trying to find a home for them. I was able to locate a set of Laminated stocks on ebay for $25 in very good shape, the wood stocks just feel better to me.
 
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