Madison, N.C. – In 1908, John D. Pedersen was issued a patent for his unique pump shotgun design. That same year, Pedersen began his long-standing relationship with Remington and the first Remington pump-action shotgun – the Model 10™ was introduced. Other slide-action designs followed including the Model 17™ in 1921 – the first Remington 20-gauge pump shotgun; and then the Model 29™closely followed by its replacement two years later – the Model 31™ which remained in production until 1949. Remington’s long-standing history of delivering dependable pump-action shotguns was solidified with the introduction of the Model 870 shotgun in 1950 which continues in production today. To recognize this historic benchmark in firearms history – Remington is proud to introduce the Model 870 Wingmaster 100th Anniversary Commemorative Edition in 12 gauge.
The venerable Model 870 shotgun, with nearly 10 million produced and sold to date, is still the standard by which all other shotguns are measured. This limited edition, one-year only offering of the Model 870 Wingmaster features fine line embellishments on both sides of the receiver and on the left side, the centennial logo is emblazed with gold. “100 Years of Remington Pump Shotguns” banner and flushing pheasant encased with the anniversary years 1908 – 2008 is gold-inlayed onto the contrasting, high polish blued finish. A striking gold-plated trigger complements the inlayed logo.
In honoring our storied past, we didn’t stop with enhancing just the metalwork on this finely-crafted gun. Further setting this commemorative edition apart is the solid American walnut stock and fore-end, constructed from “B” Grade wood and finished with a classic high-gloss sheen. Both stock and fore-end also feature our nostalgic fleur-de-lis checkering.
This Model 870 pump-action features the same proven twin-action bar design that has made this shotgun so popular for its flawless feeding, extraction and ejection. The receiver is machined from a single block of solid steel and can reliably handle light 23/4 to magnum 3-inch loads. The hammer-forged, carbon steel 28-inch vent rib Rem® Choke barrel is supplied with three standard choke tubes – Improved Cylinder, Modified and Full.
One hundred years of leading the industry with innovative, pump-action designs is worth celebrating and the finely-crafted and handsomely-embellished Model 870 Wingmaster 100th Anniversary shotgun is worthy of the honor.
|Offerings for 2008 are as follows:|
|Remington Model 870™|
|Model||Model 870 Wingmaster 100th Anniversary|
|Gauge||12 gauge (3-inch)|
|BBL Length||28 inches|
|Barrel Type||Light Contour
Rem Choke (IC, Mod & Full)
|Metal Finish||High Polish Blued|
|Overall Length||48 1/2 inches|
|Length of Pull||14 1/4 inches|
|Drop (Comb)||1 1/2 inches|
|Drop (Heel)||2 1/2 inches|
|Stock Material||"B" Grade American Walnut|
|Average Weight||7 lbs.|