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Old November 27, 2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Mossy 590, longer replacement barrel?

I bought a 20" 590A1 with the ghost rings last year, looking to do some turkey/dove/quail/duck hunting and I am too cheap to buy a totally new shotgun. Is there a longer barrel out there for it that I can swap out? Will it take 500 barrels?
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Old November 28, 2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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The 500 barrel system is different.
The barrels attach to the end of the mag tube with a large screw, instead of sliding over it.
A 590 barrel slides over the mag tube and is held in place with an end cap, like a Remington.
The advantage to the 590 system is that mag extensions can be added.
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Old November 28, 2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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I don't understand why they don't make different barrels for it, I have a 590A1 with an 18.5" and I would love to just toss on a 26" barrel or so for skeet shooting. It only makes sense, right?
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Old November 28, 2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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Stuck in the back of my head is that 835 barrels fit. I'm not sure if they do or not, but remember reading it somewhere.

Give Mossberg a call. They should be able to help.
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Old November 28, 2012, 08:42 PM   #5
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Swap the magazine tube for one from a 500 and you can use any 500 barrel you want.
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Old November 28, 2012, 09:34 PM   #6
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The Maverick 88 barrel for the 8 shot "500" might work. Call Mossberg about it.
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Old November 29, 2012, 08:35 AM   #7
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The Maverick 88 barrel for the 8 shot "500" might work. Call Mossberg about it.
It uses a closed end magazine tube like the 500 and won't work on the 590.

Giving Mossberg a call is probably the best course of action.
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Old November 30, 2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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I'm not quite sure why someone would buy a dedicated, dyed in the wool defense shotgun like a 590A1 and then want to shoot skeet with it. If you want one gun that does it all, get a 500 combo with an 18.5 and 28" barrels.

In the unlikely event there is a general purpose barrel for a 590, it would probably cost as much or more than a good used 500 with a 28" barrel.
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The 835 barrels work with the 5 shot magazine tube, as mentioned i believe you can get a 500 mag tube and barrel. But call mossberg to be certain.
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Yes, offering field barrels for the 590 series is a product area on which Mossberg does not want to make money!
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