View Full Version : the difference between mossberg 500 and 590
October 7, 1999, 08:36 AM
I am wondering what are the differences between mossberg 500 and 590 besides the price.
October 7, 1999, 09:52 AM
besides the tube capacity & the lack of the bayonet lug available on the 590A1...
the 500 has an inventory of swappable barrels...
590 is a one trick 9 shot 12 gauge pony
October 7, 1999, 10:41 AM
I think the safety and trigger guard on the 590 is metal (aluminum at least) as opposed to the plastic of the 500 (correct me folks if I'm wrong). A few other parts may be different. The easiest way to find out is to get a parts list for both guns. That'll tell you what is interchangeable. Always wanted to go to their armorer school, but it's even more elusive than Colt's.
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October 7, 1999, 02:40 PM
ASIDE FROM SOME INTERNAL DIFFERENCES THE 590 IS EXACTLY WHAT ONE PREVIOUS REPLY INDICATED. SIMPLY A 500 JACKED-UP AND ON STEROIDS. HIGHER CAPACITY, BAYONET LUG (ON WHICH WILL FIT ANY M-16/AR-15 BAYONET) AND AN ASSORTMENT OF VERSIONS ARE ALSO OTHER DIFFERENCES. GHOST RING SIGHTS, SPEED-FEED STOCKS ETC. THE 590 PASSED ALL THE REQUIRMENTS OF THE MILITARY AND BLEW-OUT ALL OTHER ENTRIES. HAVING OWNED ONE AND USED IT EXTENSIVELY I CAN STATE THAT IT IS ONE TOUGH PIECE.
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