If the Model 870 were introduced today, it would be hailed as a major advance in pump-action shotgun design—the ultimate in strength, durability, silky-smooth action, and sleek classical lines. Yet this remarkable shotgun has been around for more than half a century, and has become the best-selling shotgun of any type in history, with over 11 million made. At the heart of the Model 870’s landmark dependability and durability is a receiver machined from a single block of solid steel. Features include a bottom-loading, side-ejecting receiver; a tubular magazine under the barrel; an internal hammer; and a bolt which locks into an extension in the barrel. The twin action bars ensure smooth, reliable non-binding action. The Model 870 200th Anniversary Commemorative Edition features an A-grade walnut stock with fleur de lis checkering and a bronze-colored medallions in the grip cap.