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Default Value of FIRST YEAR Remington 870 Wingmaster ? ?

Value of FIRST YEAR Remington 870 Wingmaster ? ?

Saw a very early Remington 870 Wingmaster last weekend. I have no idea of its real value.

It has a barrel numbered to the frame. (First one I have seen.) Plain barrel marked KWW (May 1950) First Year of production..
Has the corn cob fore end. Has chromed shell lifter (silver tongue ?). Low serial number 19xxx.

Bad news is that it has been re-blued. Know that the re-blue ended its desirability to collectors.

Local price for a plain barrel common 870 in similar condition would be $200 - $225.

Should this one bring any premium price because of its vintage??

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Do people collect Wingmasters???

I doubt it would bring any extra, unless in 98% or better condition, at least I wouldn't.
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You can "date" it by checking the ser. # at this website.. Remington Dates of Manufacture.

At a family funeral last year, an older cousin who I rarely see offered me his and my uncle's (Deceased) hunting guns. There wasn't anything rare or valuable but there was a Rem 870 20 gauge, much like the one you describe. It was made in 51. About a week or so after he gave me the gun, the manual arrived in the mail! The neat thing about the older 870s is that they were all made on the same reciever...all the modern accesories for the 12 ga will fit my gun. I've been toying with the idea of setting it up for 3-gun matches.

Edit: Ooops...I see that you already have the date correct....maybe that site may be of interest to others. My gun ends in "XX" = 1951

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Is your barrel serial numbered.

This was the first one I have seen with a serial number on the barrel.

Might get the 870 to keep with my FIRST Year Bekeart 22.

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At a family funeral last year, an older cousin who I rarely see offered me his and my uncle's (Deceased) hunting guns. There wasn't anything rare or valuable but there was a Rem 870 20 gauge, much like the one you describe. It was made in 51. About a week or so after he gave me the gun, the manual arrived in the mail! The neat thing about the older 870s is that they were all made on the same reciever...all the modern accesories for the 12 ga will fit my gun. I've been toying with the idea of setting it up for 3-gun matches.

Edit: Ooops...I see that you already have the date correct....maybe that site may be of interest to others. My gun ends in "XX" = 1951
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Remington's are not worth much now that they have taken over the Marlin rifles and destroyed both names in the firearms industry
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Is your barrel serial numbered.

This was the first one I have seen with a serial number on the barrel.

Might get the 870 to keep with my FIRST Year Bekeart 22.

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No ser. # on the barrel...just the date code. Reciever is numbered 100931X
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Do people collect Wingmasters???

I doubt it would bring any extra, unless in 98% or better condition, at least I wouldn't.
Hey Now, Don't be bad mouthin Wingmasters. LOL

Around here it wouldn't bring any more than any other used Wingmaster. I do think it would be cool though.

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