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Old April 13, 2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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New Shotgun - Want to Modify

My dad just gave me his 20-gauge Mossberg CG. It's almost 30 years old but still in excellent condition. Only problem is the 28.5" barrel. I'd like to get the short barrel for HD. Anyone know where I can find one?
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Old April 13, 2014, 05:00 PM   #2
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It appears that the CG is just a fancy grade 500. Try fleabay,
lots of them on there. Or do a google for mossberg 500 20 ga
barrel---plenty of places selling them.
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Old April 13, 2014, 08:39 PM   #3
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The existing barrel can easily be shortened with a carpenter's square, a hacksaw & a file.

(The legal Federal minimum length is 18", measured via dropping a rod downbore against the face of the closed bolt)

If the long barrel has a vent rib, cut it just forward of the nearest rib support that's locacted 18" or more from the bolt face.

DON'T do a mathmatical deduction, subtracting from the existing barrel length, or you could get into an irreversable error.


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Old April 14, 2014, 02:39 AM   #4
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If you cut the barrel, do not cut it to 18", because if you take a hair too much off its illegal. Leave it a tad long like18-1/4" to 18-1/2" being sure to measure with a dowel like PetahW says.
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Old April 14, 2014, 10:19 AM   #5
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I'd like to keep the existing barrel in shape for hunting purposes. I found another forum that says Mossberg actually has an 18.5" barrel for this model. Now it's just a matter of tracking it down.
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Old April 14, 2014, 11:42 AM   #6
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Halvin sales.
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Old April 14, 2014, 03:59 PM   #7
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Thanks, @slopemeno
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Old April 14, 2014, 08:30 PM   #8
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Call 'em up. That's how I got the 18.5" barrel for my 500.
http://www.mossberg.com/contact
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Old April 15, 2014, 11:36 AM   #9
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Numrich Arms Corp, has 18.5" 20 gauge barrels for sale for the Mossberg 500.
The price is $121.50 plus s/h.
https://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufac...rels-34116.htm
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