Price would be near $1000 with mods. The smoothest and fastest of the shotguns tested, perhaps because of the way Remington built things back when and partly because it is 10 years old and use has made this piece a lot slicker to operate. It is somewhat picky about ammo. We had two different factory rounds fail to eject, forcing us to do a couple of malfunction drills. It is also the most expensive piece in this group.
The Remington 870 was first introduced in 1950 to wide acclaim. In the 70-some-odd years since then, Remington managed to sell more than 11 million copies. In the firearms world, we call that a home run.