I have to thank my friend Foxman for finding this deal for me.
Although I have been looking for a deal on a 12gauge and this one is a 20, it was just too good to pass up. Besides, at the business end there isn't much difference between the two.
It's a Remington 870 Express Magnum. It had a few very light scratches on the stock, a little bit of dust, and some trace surface rust on it. It looks as though it's had less than a full box of shells through it.
As I was looking behind the padding of the case that it came in to see if the choke tube wrench might be there, I came across the original sales sticker from Wal-Mart. It was dated 6-18-2001. This thing is almost ten years old, and it looked almost good enough to pass for brand new!
I took it apart, and cleaned off all the dust and rust. Treated all of the metal with Bull Frog, and then coated the entire weapon with Blue Wonder Armadillo. While I had it apart, I dropped the trigger pull from a slightly gritty 5 pounds 6 ounces, to a smooth as greased butter 2 pounds 11 ounces.
It now looks better than new. I was supposed to go shoot clays today with another friend of mine, but that plan seems to have fallen through. I can't wait to shoot this thing! I wonder how pissed the neighbors would get if I just lit off a few rounds in the back yard?