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Slater
August 16, 2002, 06:11 AM
Mossberg used to make a semi-auto shotgun that was popularly called the "Jungle Gun". This was evidently intended for military/police use and was called the Model 6200 (or something like that). Anyone have any experience with this shotgun? I'm guessing that it's no longer made.

dfaugh
August 16, 2002, 07:31 AM
If what I saw was the same thing or not...Many years ago, in small gunshop away from home, I saw a Mossberg Semi-auto very similar in configuration to the 500 Pursuader (pistol grip, etc.) I do remember that it was labeled as a "5000" however.... I've always wished I'd bought it, as price was reasonable IIRC, although I 've forgotten how much...And I've never seen another one like it....

Kirk Keller
August 16, 2002, 07:54 AM
Here's a link with a picture (straight stock version rather than the folding stock version):http://www.public.iastate.edu/~bocaj/raygun/firearms/shotgun/m9200a1.html

And here's some extended info:

Mossberg M9200A1 Shotgun

Weight: 7.3 lbs (3.3kg)
Price Range: C14000-16000
Damage Modifier: vs Armored Targets - x6
vs Soft Targets - x20

Type: Semi-Automatic Shotgun
Range: Eff. - 50 feet (15m)
Magazine Capacity: 4-Round Internal
(+1 In Chamber),
12 Gauge Shell


Originally developed for 1980's anti-narcotics operations in the jungles of
Central and South America, the Mossberg M9200A1, aptly nicknamed "the Jungle
Gun," is a true combat shotgun. Self-loading with a semi-automatic gas
system, the shotgun holds four rounds ordinarily, but can carry an
additional round by chambering a shell then loading another into the
built-in magazine.

Like other 12 gauge shotguns, the M9200A1 is effective only at short ranges
before the shotgun's pellets disperse their pattern and energy. This shotgun
is rather uncommon in its auto-loading ability, firing as fast as one can
pull the trigger. This is a good advantage but one that must be weighed
against the rather limited ammunition capacity, since shells can be reloaded
into the gun only one at a time.

Due to Federal Government contract, many M9200A1s were produced, and roughly
two-thirds have a side-folding stock. As a result, the rugged guns continue
to serve on, especially in the Latin American regions of Americorp. More
than a few have made their way into the hands of truckers, barkeeps, and
others who have use for a weapon in a pinch, and in this role the shotgun
comes unto its own. Better shotguns are out there, but few are as handy.

Al Thompson
August 16, 2002, 12:09 PM
The jungle gun had good press initially, but sort of fell off the screen. Not sure why. The commercial gun - 5200 IIRC, was not well done. We got a bunch of them in and 80 % of them came right back.

Looks like that description came from a gaming site.

AndrewWalkowiak
August 16, 2002, 01:58 PM
As a result, the rugged guns continue
to serve on, especially in the Latin American regions of Americorp. More
than a few have made their way into the hands of truckers, barkeeps, and
others who have use for a weapon in a pinch, and in this role the shotgun
comes unto its own. Better shotguns are out there, but few are as handy.

Price Range: C14000-16000
Damage Modifier: vs Armored Targets - x6
vs Soft Targets - x20


Uh, while the information is relatively correct, methinks you pulled up a weapons page from some Role Playing Game geek's fan site...

"the Latin American regions of Americorp"?

"Price Range: C14000-16000"?

"Damage Modifier: vs Armored Targets - x6
vs Soft Targets - x20"?

I bet it was listed near the "Misubishi Heavy Industries Portable Assult Railguns", and the "HK Superconducting Sniper Laser System" right?

LOL :D

Kirk Keller
August 16, 2002, 02:29 PM
At least somebody appreciated my sense of humor...

Al Thompson
August 16, 2002, 03:20 PM
:D :D :D

AndrewWalkowiak
August 16, 2002, 04:17 PM
I thought it was funny because it makes me think of almost every time I use any search engine to look up a particular firearm, I get the first 20 hits of pages relating to RPG info instead of a real site...