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Old February 13, 2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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New Mossy 500, normal wear?

Hey all, I'm new to the forum, and pretty new to shotguns in general. I picked up a Mossberg Tactical Pursuader, and I have a question hopefully someone can shed some light on.

I was playing with it yesterday, getting familiar with it...loading dummy rounds in and out, ect...and I noticed that the slide action bars (i think that is what they are called) seem pretty warn, in other words...parts of them are no longer black, but now a greyish. The side on the same side as the action release is esp worse.

Also, I should add then when the forend is completely foreword is when they are most noticeable. With the forend completely rearward, the wear and marks are not visible.

This is a brand new gun? What gives? It does not seem to effect the action or anything, but.....it's alittle disheartening to see such wear on a brand new gun. Thoughts?

Thanks all!
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Old February 13, 2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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Normal. No worries. Your shotgun is starting to show the tale-tell signs of being loved!
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Old February 13, 2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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Yup, normal.

The slide action bars are rubbing against the receiver. The coating on the slide bars is not real thick, so once you start racking that forend, it will come off fairly soon.

Enjoy your new Mossberg
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Old February 13, 2013, 04:45 PM   #4
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Here's an example of a very much 'loved' mossy with the barrel removed that shows normal wear marks on the action bars.

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Old February 13, 2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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The most important addition to your shotgun is....wear marks.
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Old February 13, 2013, 07:32 PM   #6
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Yep, if you have perfect bluing it means you don't shoot it!
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Old February 14, 2013, 12:07 AM   #7
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If you did not do a field strip and clean with light re-lube of moving parts, you may be seeing slightly accelerated wearing due to manufacturing debris left behind...

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