You’ll Love This Hardcover Book If:
- You own, or have ever owned, a Remington 870 shotgun
- You're a Remington gun collector
- You're interested in a shotgun that can do it all - from deer hunting to waterfowling
It seems everyone owns a Model 870 shotgun. With over 10 million "eight-seventies" having been produced, it's fair to say this shotgun has been universally embraced for its simplicity, reliability and, yes, beauty. Noted shotgun authority Nick Hahn brings you an informative and entertaining look at the "870" in this stunning full-color hardcover - the Gun Digest Book of the Remington 870.
Chapters include Remington Arms Company, A Brief History; Remington Pump Shotguns, the Early Years; The Model 870 - The First 30 Years; The 1980s and Into the New Century; Trap and Skeet Shotguns; Upland Shotguns; Waterfowl Shotguns; Deer and Turkey Shotguns; Police and Military Shotguns; The 870 Inside and Out; America's Shotgun; "La Ocho Setenta"; Odds and Ends; and The Ageless, Ubiquitous Model 870. Especially noteworthy are vintage Remington 870 ads liberally illustrating the book.
In Gun Digest Book of the Remington 870 You’ll Learn:
- The history and development of the Remington 870
- About the legendary Remington 870 Wingmaster and Remington 870 Express
- How the Remington 870 functions and Remington 870 Accessories
A Word From the Author:
"This book has been written as a tribute to the remarkable Remington Model 870 more than anything else. It is certainly not a technical work, nor is it meant to be a deﬁnitive study of this gun mechanically, historically, or otherwise. The work is meant to be more of a montage, if you will, of stories and information related to this wonderful and ageless gun. To be sure, it does contain technical information, as well as a historical chronology of the production of different versions of this model. But, overall, it is meant to show how widespread and diversiﬁed this shotgun is in its use throughout the world ... It is about a shotgun that is found in all corners of the world and in the hands of the rich and the poor. It is about everybody’s shotgun." — Nick Hahn, Litchﬁeld Park, Arizona, March 2012
Check Out This Free Excerpt From Gun Digest Book of the Remington 870:
The Remington Model 870 Wingmaster pump-action shotgun is the best-selling and the most popular shotgun in North America, and possibly the entire world. No other shotgun—ever—has seen such widespread use as the Remington Model 870. In the English-speaking world, it is simply referred to as the “eight-seventy.” Its numerical model designation has become so entrenched in the worldwide shotgunners’ vocabulary that, in the Spanish-speaking world, it is commonly called ocho setenta. I have even heard it referred to in Russian as vosyem-semdyisyat, and in Japanese as hachi-nanaju, each iteration a literal translation of “eight seventy” in their respective languages.
About the Author:
Nick Hahn is one of today's foremost experts in the world of shotguns, their history, and their applications. He is a leading author on the subject, and his writings appear regularly in Double Gun Journal and American Waterfowler. He also contributes articles to Shooting Sportsman, Sporting Classics, Wildfowl, the Upland Almanac, and Gun Digest.
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