NEF pardner pump shotgun. Really Remington 870?

fordemti

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I saw a new shotgun the other day that was only 150 bucks. It was an NEF pardner. Looking at it reminds me a lot of an 870. Been thinking of getting an sbs. This plus a Remington 14" barrel would make for a kick ass, cheap sbs. Anyone know anything about these or better yet, have one?
 

Avtomat-Acolyte

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As an owner of a Remington 870 Wingmaster Short barrel Shotgun... your best bet is to cut the barrel that comes on it. Buying a 14" barrel is expensive, assuming you can even find a company that will sell you one.

As to the NEF Pardner being a copy of an 870... yo no se.
 

fordemti

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Wal-mart sells 870's with the wood furniture for like $275. I just don't want to cut a vent rib barrel. What do you do about a new front sight? Drill and tap a new hole for the front bead? I'd really prefer ghost ring sights. Wilson sells GR doesn't he?
 

Avtomat-Acolyte

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$50 at a gunsmith turned this:
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Into this:
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Bead front sight was moved back. Dude drilled and stuck it in there. The barrel looks factory.
 

fordemti

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WOW!!! That's pretty nice. You have a point. What length is your barrel? I think I want a 14". I just always thought they looked BA.
 

Frost

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Unribbed barrels can be found for about $50 and are not a problem to cut and crown.
I have done several.
I use a tubing cutter for the cut.
Then a file and a battery drill with a stone for crowning.
I had the guys in a the pipe shop use a fancy saw to cut a vent rib barrel.
You will want a wooden dowel for the measuring.
I have cut none below 18" though.
There are non-gunsmith options for a front sight but are not as nice.
Want to see pics?
 

Frost

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I have not forgotten I promised pictures.
I will try to remember to pick up some batteries today.
My camera is on of those antiques that uses replaceable batteries and my phone camera sucks for detail.
 

Frost

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I got that one at Sportsmans Warehouse quite a while back.
The pictures were more about the re-crowning of the barrels than the sight or the picture would have been more focused on it.
It works well although I had to trim it a bit to make it work with the clamp on the extended mag tube.
 

fordemti

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How exactly is recrowning done? Are you just beveling the exit of the barrel? How important is it to do that?
 
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