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Nicholai Hel
July 26, 2001, 04:06 PM
i would like to change the fore-end on my mossy 500. i hate the corncob look. the best looking fore-end ever to be put on a shotgun was the spas-12 fore-end. it looked like the most comfortable thing in the world. but i have heard that this gun was very problematic and hard to find. does anyone make a lookalike for other conventional shotguns? if not, where would one go to have one custom made for a mossberg 500? thanks for any help, it is driving me crazy.

Romulus
July 27, 2001, 01:25 AM
Nic, have you checked out the Speedfeed "police" forend? I think it's quite nice, straightforward, and even though it may be called "corn-cob" style, that simply refers to the ringed grooves as opposed to the checkered pattern. However, the Speedfeed stock doesn't have the pointy shape of a true corn-cob like the Mossy forend.

I think their site is www.speedfeed.com

Check them out. The fit and finish is superb for a synthetic, unlike some of the others...

Nicholai Hel
July 27, 2001, 12:34 PM
yeah, i have seen the speed feed stocks and choate makes a few alternatives. but ever since i handled a spas-12 that fore-end has just felt good in the hand. maybe i can have something like that custom made. who makes good custom shotgun stocks that might be able to do this?

nedfig
July 27, 2001, 01:18 PM
I have not done this, but you could probably get the foreend and fit it yourself.

jthuang
July 27, 2001, 01:37 PM
I fear you may have to get an existing fore-end and modify it accordingly. I don't know of any concerns that sell SPAS fore-ends that are compatible with other shotguns.

Problems is that the SPAS has not been imported since 1989. I would contact Franchi USA to see if they have any in stock.

If the above fails, the closest thing I can think of -- in terms of a current production weapon -- is the fore-end of a Robinson Arms M96 Expeditionary Rifle.

Justin

Coronach
July 27, 2001, 11:00 PM
A Trevanian fan, perchance? Which one...Tshibumi?

Mike

Nicholai Hel
July 28, 2001, 01:15 AM
yeah, Shibumi is one of my favorites. i like all the books with John Hemlock, as well. ever seen the movie "The Eiger Sanction" with good old Clint Eastwood? pretty good adaptation of the book. i am looking for a new author in that same genre. i am getting tired of rereading the same books.

Coronach
July 28, 2001, 10:13 AM
never saw it, I'll take a look next time I'm out renting. I loved two things about Shibumi:

1. The way he treats Volvos. VEEEEEERRRRRY funny. Try that at a soccer mom gathering some day.

2. The handling of 'computer technology.' Completely wrong, but eerily accurate when it comes to doing a search via a search engine (oopps...too much detail. oops...not enough detail).

Mike