We have had an 870 wingmaster in the familt for almost 30 yrs. Its USED every year and hasn't given one problem. Awsome gun. You can get a Hastings riffled barrel for it. I think you can buy it on the internet for around $180.(3 years ago)
to get a good old wingmaster, look under side of gun, if the receiver where you load you shells in is shiney, thats an older one, and if at all possible, get the magnum receiver, and i picked up a parkerized smoothbore deer bbl at gun show for 90 bucks,
that is something I learned off my dad, and i'm not knocking the new 870's, but we love the beauty of the older 870's
Cabelas has got slug barrels for that under 200. I've got an 870 wingmaster and love it for upland. Mine only shoots 2 3/4 inch shells so it not to good for turkey and waterfowl. I'm sure newer ones take larger shells. I bought a benelli nova when they first came out and love it for the turkey and ducks.
Here is a tip that was passed along to me - and I have not tried it yet - but it looks (and smells) like it will work fine! The gentleman that gave it to me regards it as his secret weapon and he is a VERY successful hunter.
Get a fresh tarsal gland off of a decent buck - I think the ranker, the better. Taking them off of bucks that are hot in the rut seem to be the best because that is when the glands are the darkest and have the most "male buck" scent...
Take that gland and put it in a good,...