Stephen sent us this beautiful photo of 12 gauge Remington 870 Police USSS with a walnut stock.

My knowledge on this firearm is not collector-level at all. Here is what I believe to be true: This is a 12 gauge Remington 870 Police USSS with a 14″ barrel, fixed MOD choke, and a 3″ chamber. It has Ghost Ring sights. The front sight has a tritium insert. It has a Wilson Combat single round extension tube that brings total capacity to 5+1.

The USSS stands for United States Secret Service. Apparently a number of these were sold off a while back as surplus. It originally came with a SPEEDFEED I (model 0100) Stock set which includes “two magazine tubes(storing a total of four rounds) molded into the stock. Each magazine tube (holding two shells) exits just behind the pistol grip, one on each side of the stock.” (from their website: http://www.speedfeedinc.com/productsmain.html) The utilitarian aspect of the SPEEDFEED stock cannot be denied, but I wanted a more rustic look. I found a mix matched set of Walnut stocks for the 870 (the rear is much less used, unfortunately, I’d rather it match the look of the front).

More photos of the shotgun here.

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  • edition30

    nice, I want one!

  • Man, I really want one of these for HomeD and for my collection.

  • Bill

    14 inch shotguns rock. Does it have a USSS stamp or seal on it? The feds are loath to dispose of guns on the open market, particularly NFA guns like a SBS unless maybe it was an unmarked trade in.

    Anyway, nice find, try some Federal flight-rite buck through it.

    • Stephen

      Tell me what to look for and I’ll check. I don’t see any engraving or indication directly on the firearm that it is USSS. The box is labeled USSS though.

      • I do love that shotgun! Thanks for the photo!

      • Bill

        You’d recognize it right away, it’d be the only non-reference to Remington. Newer fed. guns often have a bar code on them for inventory and tracking.

        I had no idea that there was a demand for beat-to-hell wooden police stocks. I once had access to dozens, they make good impromptu parking lot tennis rackets and ping-pong paddles.

    • 1911a145acp

      Hhhmmm.. Yes, “Federal” ammo should perform best in this model…

  • Tom Stelene

    Ah ha! So this must be what VP Biden’s Secret Service agents use to fire in the air and scare away bad guys and assassins! …I’m grateful he condescended to us peasants and gave us such good advice. If that’s good enough for Secret Service, it’s good enough for us.

    • disqus_Hk6bAV5M1R

      Nope…It is too good for us peasants for we are not aloud a barrel that short.

      • robert

        Or capacity that large

  • Eric S

    So, where is the bayonet lug?

    • Stephen

      There is not a bayonet lug. Should there be?

      • Renegade

        Should ALWAYS have a bayonet lug.

        • Stephen

          Perfect, just welded one on. GTG 😉

          • Bill

            Now hose clamp a Maglight to it. THAT’s old-school.

          • Eric S

            Perfect. A gun without a bayonet is like beer without alcohol. The flavor is there but the enjoyment isn’t.

  • Thracian Beast

    These were made in 2000 for a USSS contract.

    • Thracian Beast

      Picture of the shipping box below.

    • Stephen

      Thanks for the info. Do you know any more facts or details about it?

      • Thracian Beast

        Rumor is these were an overrun, and a total of 300 were made in this specific configuration. I do not know the total made available for dealers.

      • Thracian Beast

        What you do have is a really great shotgun, go shoot the hell out of it and have fun. looks like you got one with a tritium front sight post. This will make a sweet slug gun, and for buckshot buffered plated shot would be preferred.

  • Michael

    All the Home Defense shotguns have ugly black plastic stocks. How about a 18 inch shotgun with a nice wood stock?

  • Matt
  • 1leggeddog

    That is pretty.

  • Renegade

    Amid all the plastic and polymer, it’s nice to see an article with wood and steel.

  • HCM

    I have one – there were a bunch on the market about 2007-2008. They aren’t surplus, they are contract over runs. The factory box is marked USSS. The rear sights are a known weak point on these guns. This is further complicated by the fact that the sight is no longer made and requires a unique flat milled into the top of the receiver. If your sight breaks, most other rears won’t fit as they follow the normal curve of the 870 receiver. If my rear sight breaks, I’m planning on replacing it with a 1913 rail and an Aimpoint micro or RMR.

    • Stephen

      Awesome, good to know. I wasn’t aware of the rear sight issue. Thanks for the new info.

  • Cymond

    Y’all seem like the type to enjoy this:

    • Thracian Beast

      NICE!!!

      • Stephen

        I looked into that a few months ago. As far as I could determine, it is legit. The key points being 1) factory pistol shotgun (no stock involved), 2) That specific pistol grip which extends the OAL (measured parallel to the bore) up to the necessary 26″ to avoid AOW status. 3) buy a 14″ barrel — its been a bit, but i recall those being the key points. Not a lawyer. But building one of these is on my list.

        • Thracian Beast

          Looks like it may be easier just to do an AOW. But I really love the idea of an ATF legal shorty shotty with no stamp. I think that shockwave grip makes the biggest difference in oal.

          • Cymond

            You know what would make a REALLY big difference in OAL (allowing almost any barrel length you want)?

            A Sig SB-15 arm brace. Can you imagine?
            I’d like to find a FFL 07 to build and market them.

          • Thracian Beast

            Hahaaa I actually thought the same thing when I posted about the shockwave grip. That would be round 2 of non tax stamp awesome .

        • Kivaari

          If you build an AOW like a 12 Ga. smooth bore pistol it is done on a form one, and costs $200. Other dispute this, but I know the ATF likes the form one and $200. The Ithaca m37 Stakeout has a $5 tax if it is already made as a pistol.

      • Kivaari

        I had two Remington M870 – 14″. They require a form 4 and $200 FET paid, unless going to LE agency. LE transfers on form 5s are tax exempt. I could have saved $400 bucks if they were not regulated. After 5 failed neck surgeries that left me unable to use heavy recoiling guns, I sold mine to a local police department.
        I’d like to have another, even if I didn’t shoot it. They are very tacticool.

  • Fruitbat44

    That’s a neat little item. So the speed-feed stock was standard issue to the USSS? Interesting.
    Hmmm . . . just wondering, particularly in the light of the piece on the Ket-tec, the piece of metal at the front of the magazine tube; is that a hand guard?

    • Stephen

      Yes, that is a hand guard.

      • Fruitbat44

        Thanks for that.

        • Stephen

          I suppose the more accurate term would be a “hand stop” — but anyway, you’re welcome.