POTD: 12 gauge Remington 870 Police USSS (United States Secret Service)

    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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