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    The eBay link below has a couple of offerings -...

    The eBay link below has a couple of offerings - one vintage, and one current. The vintage one is early Remington 1-piece model. It's complete and in good shape, but asking price is pretty steep -...
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    You should have a look at the book that started...

    You should have a look at the book that started it all on military shotguns:

    "The World's Fighting Shotguns", by Thomas F. Swearengen (Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.), 1978,...
  3. They show up from time-to-time on eBay - search...

    They show up from time-to-time on eBay - search for "Vintage Sling Swivel".
  4. If you are referring to the type of swivel used...

    If you are referring to the type of swivel used on the USMC 870 Mk.1 or USN/USAF M870, as well as some police riot 870's ordered with sling swivels from the factory (circa 1960's-1970's), it is the...
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    You may want to check out the Hi-Lux Leatherwood...

    You may want to check out the Hi-Lux Leatherwood website:

    http://hi-luxoptics.com/product/riflescopes/malcolm-replica-scope-series/malcolm-8x-usmc-sniper/

    It's made in China and around $550.00,...
  6. It all depends on what "pigments" are added to...

    It all depends on what "pigments" are added to the chemical bath, whether anodizing or phosphating, that gives the black, grey, or grey/green colour.

    Apparently, from what some military firearm...
  7. Metal is "parkerized", aka: phosphating. ...

    Metal is "parkerized", aka: phosphating.

    Aluminum is "anodized", i.e., the M16/M4 upper and lower receivers. It's an industrial chemical process impregnated into the aluminum - it's not a spray-on...
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    Bead Diameter for the Two-Piece Bayonet Adaptor...

    Bead Diameter for the Two-Piece Bayonet Adaptor Sleeve: 0.150". Dull silver/grey in colour, and made of steel.. This type are still fairly common and have a #3-56 TPI.

    Location of Bead on...
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    I thrust the following info will be of use to you...

    I thrust the following info will be of use to you or someone else down the road:

    There are actually three (3) different screw lengths used for the "Mk.1" type One-Piece and Two-Piece Clamping...
  10. Thread: 870 mk1

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    Just to clarify, I was talking about if there is...

    Just to clarify, I was talking about if there is a hole for a Bead Sight in the Adaptor Sleeve (under the Ramp Base) - not the Barrel.
  11. Thread: 870 mk1

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    On the outside, the Adaptor Sleeve looks pretty...

    On the outside, the Adaptor Sleeve looks pretty good, but are there close-up photos of the Sight Base?

    If you are able to remove the Adaptor Sleeve and look inside near the front of it, there...
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    To reinforce what "scosgt" is cautioning, have a...

    To reinforce what "scosgt" is cautioning, have a look at the attached 2013 auction listing where a fake USMC 870 sold for nearly $9,800.00!
    ...
  13. Thread: 870 mk1

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    Any photos available?? According to Canfield's...

    Any photos available??

    According to Canfield's "U.S. Military Combat Shotguns" book, (Collector Notes, page 193), your serial number appears to be within the USMC Model 870 Mark I serial number...
  14. Pictures will help.

    Pictures will help.
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    Sorry...meant "stamped" serial number. Thanks...

    Sorry...meant "stamped" serial number.

    Thanks for the info.
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    "scosgt"...thanks for the reply. I don't know...

    "scosgt"...thanks for the reply.

    I don't know if you read my "Pt.1" of this thread, where I detailed info to indicate it would not be a military shotgun - which obviously it is not.

    There is...
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    "scosgt"... Thanks for the info. While looking...

    "scosgt"...

    Thanks for the info. While looking for "CD" marked stuff on the internet, I've seen images/photos of the Remington Model 11 shotgun with the "cloisonné" tags - couldn't find anything...
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    Thanks to all who replied. I don't think I...

    Thanks to all who replied.

    I don't think I ever said I "wanted it to be a trench gun", not would I be bent-out-of-shape because it isn't - which it isn't. I now have enough basic knowledge about...
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    "scosgt" and "SPEEDGUNNER", thanks for your...

    "scosgt" and "SPEEDGUNNER", thanks for your replies, but a fake what?? Trench Gun, or Civil Defense gun? This shotgun was never held out to be a legit Trench Gun, as my description of it in Pt. 1...
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    Thanks for the reply. I thought of that, but I...

    Thanks for the reply.

    I thought of that, but I doubt the original markings were "buffed out". You would have to remove a pile of metal to eliminate any trace of factory stampings. Plus, all metal...
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