Originally Posted by halfbakedi420
The j-lock is part of the shroud, so it comes off with it just like the other remington bolts. If you don't have a tool to do it, you can use a shoelace or I like to use a coat hanger. There is a video somewhere showing how to field strip a bolt with a boot lace.
I saw that video on YT but I thought that was for stripping the bolt on a 700? PDunk, if you know anyone who has bought an new 870 or 1187 in the past 5 years, they might have a Jlock key you can borrow, or you can call rem, they might even send you 1 free, rem likes to give stuff away, I got a free rear sight for a model 7 and a mag plug free all they asked me for was the serial #s.