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Author Topic: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s  (Read 945 times)

Offline Jc69

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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2020, 02:44:52 PM »
I wasn't sure about what that was on the safety!  I didn't get a key and it seems to work like a normal remington safety, ...........but I haven't shot it yet?  I've never come across one of these......Ozark Hillbilly, you may have just gotten out-hillbillied?

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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2020, 04:20:38 PM »
Beautiful gun, great find. If you are unhappy with the worn camo spots, I am confident that one of us on the forum will purchase it from you....lol. Good luck with it. They are great guns.....
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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2020, 04:51:03 PM »
Remington didn't use them for very long. Basically there is a J shaped key that you can insert into the slot on the safety button. When tuned the button is locked on safe. I have seen a couple of them fail. I think there were a lot of issues with the ones on the 700 rifles.

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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2020, 05:40:05 PM »
I have a 2001 870 SPM with same camo pattern...it is Mossy Oak Break-up. I recently replaced the "J-Lock" safety on it. About $20 in parts, about 20 minutes of time and it was done.. I actually had mine screw up 2 times on me. I went to shoot at a duck and couldn't get the safety off. Some how or another the "J-Lock" got turned, locking the safety. After playing with it for awhile I was able get it turned so I could take the safety off. Since then I made sure I had the "key" with me. It did it one other time while I was Pheasant hunting. Same thing, went to shoot and couldn't take the safety off. That time I had the "key" in my pocket.

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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2020, 05:53:56 PM »
I have a 2001 870 SPM with same camo pattern...it is Mossy Oak Break-up. I recently replaced the "J-Lock" safety on it. About $20 in parts, about 20 minutes of time and it was done.. I actually had mine screw up 2 times on me. I went to shoot at a duck and couldn't get the safety off. Some how or another the "J-Lock" got turned, locking the safety. After playing with it for awhile I was able get it turned so I could take the safety off. Since then I made sure I had the "key" with me. It did it one other time while I was Pheasant hunting. Same thing, went to shoot and couldn't take the safety off. That time I had the "key" in my pocket.

Great news, better to fail on a duck than a big Tom....be safe....great advice on changing it out....
Tombo

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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2020, 06:06:09 PM »
Here are a couple of pics of the key. It is 2-3 inches long.

key1 by K Pete, on Flickr

key by K Pete, on Flickr

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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2020, 06:07:25 PM »
I have a 2001 870 SPM with same camo pattern...it is Mossy Oak Break-up. I recently replaced the "J-Lock" safety on it. About $20 in parts, about 20 minutes of time and it was done.. I actually had mine screw up 2 times on me. I went to shoot at a duck and couldn't get the safety off. Some how or another the "J-Lock" got turned, locking the safety. After playing with it for awhile I was able get it turned so I could take the safety off. Since then I made sure I had the "key" with me. It did it one other time while I was Pheasant hunting. Same thing, went to shoot and couldn't take the safety off. That time I had the "key" in my pocket.

Great news, better to fail on a duck than a big Tom....be safe....great advice on changing it out....

That is exactly the reason I decided to change it out!!

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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2020, 06:15:50 PM »
I have a 2001 870 SPM with same camo pattern...it is Mossy Oak Break-up. I recently replaced the "J-Lock" safety on it. About $20 in parts, about 20 minutes of time and it was done.. I actually had mine screw up 2 times on me. I went to shoot at a duck and couldn't get the safety off. Some how or another the "J-Lock" got turned, locking the safety. After playing with it for awhile I was able get it turned so I could take the safety off. Since then I made sure I had the "key" with me. It did it one other time while I was Pheasant hunting. Same thing, went to shoot and couldn't take the safety off. That time I had the "key" in my pocket.

Great news, better to fail on a duck than a big Tom....be safe....great advice on changing it out....

That is exactly the reason I decided to change it out!!
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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2020, 07:19:14 PM »
Amen....
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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2020, 09:43:07 AM »
Thanks for all the replies and info.  I'll run by the gun shop and see if I can pick up a key for now and  order a replacement kit for the safety.  One more quick question, would this be considered the Special Purpose turkey?  It only says Special Purpose on the receiver and I see where remington lists several different special purpose models?

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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2020, 09:53:21 AM »
I am no expert on these guns, but the 21 inch barrel would lead me to believe it is indeed a turkey model. Good luck, great gun....you will love it......
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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2020, 10:01:52 AM »
Yes it would be a SPST

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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2020, 12:40:53 PM »
Does it have a vent rib or rifle sights? Late 90's I would venture a guess camo pattern is Mossy Oak original Break Up. Then they switched to Mossy Oak Obsession. Mid 2000's they switched to Realtree APG.
I would suggest a Indian Creek. 665 choke tube. Check POI vs. POA make any necessary adjustments and go hunting.

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Thanks for the suggestion on the choke.  That is exactly what I was planning to put on her.  I've heard from more than one person that the .665 Indian Creek on an 11-87 is a great combo.

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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2020, 12:51:44 PM »
Your welcome. Indian Creek .665 in a 870 or 11-87 seem to throw a great pattern. They work well in a M2 also. I think they work well in several manufacturers. I just have more experience with Remington's.

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Re: School me on old schol Remington 11-87s
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2020, 01:29:34 PM »
Your welcome. Indian Creek .665 in a 870 or 11-87 seem to throw a great pattern. They work well in a M2 also. I think they work well in several manufacturers. I just have more experience with Remington's.

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X2 on these recommendations.
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