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Old 04-26-2020, 10:04 PM   #1
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Question about magazine tube dimples in 870s

I am buying an 870 Express Synthetic Tactical with the 6 shell tube, model # 25077. I really want to get a one-shot extension so the barrel and tube are even. It just has that look...

Some places I have heard that all 870 Express models have the dimples to hold the spring retainer in the tube that need to be dremeled or pressed or drilled out if you want an extension. Other places I have heard that only shotguns with a 4 shell tube have the dimples.

Does my model have dimples that I will need to get rid of to add 1 shot? I don't own a dremel. How much approximately would it cost me to hire a gunsmith to do it? Also, would this alteration void Remington's warranty?
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Old 04-27-2020, 06:16 AM   #2
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next time, please place topics in the correct forum. thanks.
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I don't know if your gun has the dimples ......(it sounds like all recent Express models do have the dimples, though.). Here is a LINK to two different ways to eliminate the dimples. The author clearly states that doing so will do away with your warranty.

https://rifleshooter.com/2017/07/rem...imple-removal/
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My 870 Express Magnum Tactical built in 2003 does not have the dimples. I believe any of the tactical models do not have them due to an extension tube already being put on them. Probably wrong though.
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