Remington Firearms

How do you take the plug out of a Remington 870?

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2007-07-08 02:49:26

You'll start by unscrewing the magazine cap fron the end of the

magazine. It's the knurled knob that also holds the barrel in the

receiver. The forearm slides back and forth on the magazine. Gently

pry out the spring stop once the cap is off. The spring and

plug/follower should just fall out when the weapon is held down,

but if you're not holding the barrel, it'll fall out of the

receiver also. Some magazine plugs have molded weak points that

allow you to break them off to increase the amount of ammo in the

magazine. A large pair of pliers with padded jaws may be needed to

break the cap loose. Brownells carries weapon specific tools for

gunsmiths and they sell to civilians. You'll start by unscrewing

the magazine cap from the end of the magazine. It's the knurled

knob that also holds the barrel in the receiver. The forearm slides

back and forth on the magazine. Gently pry out the spring stop once

the cap is off. The spring and plug/follower should just fall out

when the weapon is held down, but if you're not holding the barrel,

it'll fall out of the receiver also. Some magazine plugs have

molded weak points that allow you to break them off to increase the

amount of ammo in the magazine. A large pair of pliers with padded

jaws may be needed to break the cap loose. Brownells carries weapon

specific tools for gunsmiths and they sell to civilians.


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