October 2, 2007, 10:17 AM
somewhere around the yr 2000, Mossberg came out with a semi auto shotgun called "the jungle gun" I have never seen one. did they suceed in this venture? has anyone any experience with one?
Smitty in CT
October 2, 2007, 12:06 PM
The Mossberg 9200A1 was a 18.5" pistol gripped version of their 9200 autoloader. These were originally made for the DEA for use down in the jungles of Central America, hence the name "Jungle Gun".
From what I can gather, they fell into the, you got a "good" one or you got a "bad" one catagory, the folks that got "good" 9200's swear by them, the other side of the camp that had problems got rid of them.
Mossberg gave a "lifetime warranty" on the 9200's and I have heard that people that have had problems that couldn't be fixed, Mossberg has replaced their guns with new 930's...
The biggest problem I have heard about with the 9200 series was tha since the gas system was all forward of the receiver, the action required longer action arms, if these got bent or were dirty, you would run into problems..
Mossberg redesigned the gas system on their new semi-autos (930 & 935) to use shorter action arms and added the recoil spring into the stock, the problem with the new system is that since you now have a recoil spring in the stock you can't have a pistol grip only or a folding stock...
If you find a good 9200 at a decent price, buy it, if you never have problems with the gun, you've made a good choice... If you do wind up having problems with the gun, Mossberg's lifetime warranty is fully transferable, so the worst thing that happens is you get a new gun out of the deal.
October 2, 2007, 12:17 PM
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