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Ribbed barrel 870 light mount options ???
« on: September 28, 2015, 01:38:49 am »
All right guys.  I have a nice 870 magnum that is slowly turning into my bump in the night/noise at the barn gun.  I shortened a ribbed barrel down to about 21" but in looking for a way to mount a flashlight; I can't find anything to work with the ribbed barrel.  Any ideas ?  Or am I better off putting a short section of rail on the fore end ?  I want to try and keep the wood stocks and ribbed barrel because I have always wanted one set up this way.

Further plans are extended mag tube, 6 shot Tacstar side saddle ( I know I will have to trim the fore end).  Flashlight mounting got moved to the top of the list since I had to take care of a rattle snake at my front door while holding a flashlight in my teeth an hour ago.
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    Re: Ribbed barrel 870 light mount options ???
    « Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 11:24:46 am »
    I've got a small rail section that mounts on the barrel with an offset mount for the light on mine. I moved it from my mossberg to my 870 the other day same issue ribbed barrel. I ended up getting lucky the screws that connect both sides fit under the rib to mount fit perfectly but snug. I'll see if I can't take a picture if you're interested.

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    Re: Ribbed barrel 870 light mount options ???
    « Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 10:52:49 pm »
    There are some two piece clamps that have a half round section on top for the barrel and on the bottom for a flash light.  A screw in the middle locks the two identical pieces together. I have them on my SG but have never fired it with them on so do not know how it stands up to recoil, although I did use some locktite on the surfaces. Silver soldering the clamps to the barrel would be better.
     I have a standard length tube so the light fits nicely ahead of the tube. Push button on the forearm with a short cable to the light.

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    Re: Ribbed barrel 870 light mount options ???
    « Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 11:59:37 am »
    An extended mag tube could serve dual purpose.  There are nice weapon mounts that clamp to the mag tube only, or clamp to the mag tube and barrel, connecting the two.  The latter version helps stabilize the mag tube, also.

    They come in either dedicated weapon light designs for small duty flashlight diameters with tail switches and others are made with Picatinney rail slots for lights designed that way, or for other accessories that might fit on mini-rails.  This is my home made Remington Model 1100 "Tactical"  The three sided little bolt on mini-rail on the mag tube is Picatinney.  Since the photo was made I have moved it more forward on the tube and use one of the side rails rather than the bottom, in order to get it closer to the bore and the end of the barrel.  It is tape switch activated.

    Lots of other ways and options to get the light on either the barrel or the extended magazine.  870 and 1100 use the same extended magazine - interchangeable.  I think they may use the same side-saddle shell holder but am not sure of that.

    « Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 12:11:27 pm by Mississippi556 »
    Mississippi"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe"  Words of Jesus, Luke 11:21 (ESV).

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    Re: Ribbed barrel 870 light mount options ???
    « Reply #4 on: October 27, 2015, 12:33:55 pm »
    If you're putting an extension on the mag tube, Nordic makes a clamp with a rail section: https://nordiccomp.com/categories/12-ga-shotgun-barrel-clamp-with-tac-rail/
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