This is the real thing. You are not seeing many of them out there so if like me and you have used this forend for years you may want to get one now as availability is disappearing.
New Davis Speedfeed Forend for the 12ga 870 Shotgun. This is the Original Davis Speedfeed forend. The Remington tactical forends also listed here are based on this forend and not a thing wrong with them. They differ only internally as they are ribbed and this one is solid. This one has a solid crossmember that other has partition type crossmembers. I have pictures here and pictures of the Remington Tactical so you can compare the differences.
Builders tip:I have built and rebuilt a lot of shotguns.Here is a very important tip to enhance your 870.When shooting fast we all tend to torque the forend.I can tell to which side you torque by the striation marks on the barrel and wear on the action bars.If your forend is rubbing the barrel, especially at the end of the racking motion it is simply not smooth.So look at the last picture on this item listing.Many of the synthetic forends have a 90 degree edge.I take a utility knife and scrape it down both edges to round them off.I start at the high edge and keep working till it is down smooth.This stops them from rubbing on the barrel.As you scrap long slivers of plastic will come off.Make sure both sides are equal and smooth. Take it down as much as you want. If you use a Dremil that is fine because it may get FYBAR’D and you have to buy another one from me. Gun owners and Dremil = Sales.