Just thought you might like to see a couple of old 870s. According to Remington the top was made in 1951, and bottom in 1960. I've had the top one for probably 30 years, just bought the bottom last week. It came with a 30 inch full choke vent rib barrel. I put the modified on it. Took it apart to clean and it looked like it had 60 years of grime built up, but functions just fine after the cleaning. Lots of wear on the receiver, looks like it was carried a lot over the years.