View Full Version : New Mossberg 500 HD gun...

July 6, 2008, 09:07 PM
Well not really... I just gave my 18 year old 18.5 inch barrel equipped Mossberg 500 her first, yes FIRST, cleaning. I watched this video...
And got right thru it... Man what a grungy nasty weapon... Had it been a fine piece of firearm art it woulda' been stoved up tight! Once back together I thought it was a different gun all together! SMOOTH AS A BABY'S BUTT I 6tell ya!
I hope the trigger group got clean enuff with the Outers Nitro solvent blasts. I want to learn the tear down on that next.

July 6, 2008, 09:32 PM
Haha I love that. I clean my 500 a little more often than that but its a Goose gun so it sees some pretty hard miles.

There is no question in my mind that the Mossberg 500 is a fine piece of machinery although it is not as refined as a lot of shotguns it will outlast and out work many more expensive guns.

July 9, 2008, 11:04 PM
That's a great little video. Life & Liberty makes some other good ones too. That 500 is such a simple gun, yet it amazes me how much abuse (neglect?) it will take without hurting its performance. First cleaning iin 18 years? You kidding me?

July 10, 2008, 12:37 AM
No kiddin' I have just pushed paper towel with WD-40 down the barrel and sprayed the action thru the eject port.
The scum just from taking it apart...
Some is rust but rest is coffee, beer or soda or sumthin spilled on it when it was a dash gun.


July 10, 2008, 12:38 AM
Pics don't show the grime too good but it is there....

July 10, 2008, 06:29 AM
Oh, I believe you hogdogs. I'll bet you had quite a build-up after all that time. But, your gun actually looks better than my buddy's 500 did when he asked me to figure out why his sounded so "rickety" when he racked it. When I broke his down, I found rust like it had lived underwater for awhile. The thing is, it still functioned. A good clean-up and his 500 was good to go. I credit Mossberg for a design that will function even in the worst of conditions. I know the Remington 870 is also a standard bearer for pump shotguns, but it doesn't have anything on the 500.

July 10, 2008, 07:48 PM
Thanks for the post of video hogdog! I just got my first shotgun a couple days ago, and that is a Mossberg 500! I can't wait 'til I clean it now! This video will help out a lot! :)

July 10, 2008, 08:13 PM
Every tip pointed in that video is utmost helpful. I will say that once are ready to reassemble... if the trigger group gives you a fit, just loosen the rear stock up a bit;)

July 10, 2008, 08:16 PM

How and or why would you let that happen to your gun? Reading your post and title it's an HD gun.. So, why would you chance a gun to fail during a already bad situation?

July 10, 2008, 08:29 PM
Well it did spend 10 years out of my custody in a police evidence room after a burglary and it was used in a crime. I did keep the bore clean and it always worked flawless. When I sprayed out the action I did it until most of the dark color quit flowing and than blew it out with air. With a few thousand rounds it was always so nice feeling. I had never torn one down so never was sure what to expect. Now with high speed inner net I was browsing gun vids on you tube and found that gem. I decided to go in and clean it. Had it ever felt stiff or gritty it would have been torn down sooner. I have now been inside it twice and my mav 88 hunting length gun once. Auto pistols got cleaned more as they tend to jam. I guess I am guilty of taking the "If'n it ain't broke don't fix it" route...:o

July 10, 2008, 09:15 PM
Very cool! After rereading my post I'm glad you took that the right way... I wasn't trying to come across sounding like a dick...

Evidence vault for 10 years..... Can or will you talk about it?

July 10, 2008, 09:34 PM
It is one of those days you get a lump in your throat when you reflect.
We had gone to work... I got home early than went to meet her. When we pulled in my dog was in the yard and front door was open. She thought I failed to latch it but I knew I had. We went in and noticed a broken VCR missing... Went to my bedroom and the Mossberg was not beside the bed:mad:
Opened the closet to find NUMEROUS guns gone! I lost my dad's first gun (mossberg bolt action .410) and my recently deceased grand dad's winchester 94. I also lost many guns I bought but not attached to. Went to get the little tin box of papers to get out the numbers of all the guns to find it gone too...
Long story short... 10 years later I got a letter at a house 3 moves later from the PD saying they may have property of mine. I was hoping it was an heirloom gun as they were engraved with my grand mother's DL but it was this one.
They had to hold it 10 years before destroying it as it had been taken following an aggravated assault. They needed to make sure it was not wanted in relation to another crime. My name came up in BATF records. The only reason it did was that Service Merchandise had gone out of business right after I bought it. They had to turn over the forms and records of their sales. The very bright lady in the evidence room realized the perp had a different name and sent me the letter. I went the next day and picked it up. I had not bought a firearm as I was not happy I had allowed guns to hit the street. I had a *gun* I cannot describe here that went fishing the next day and it slipped over board. I have since rebuilt my arsenal pretty well and they most all sleep in a locked room.
Thanks for asking...
BTW I didn't take your post too hard:D
I couldn't remember if I had cleaned it before theft but when I tore it down I am positive I would have remembered...

July 10, 2008, 10:14 PM
Great story! Okay, not so great, but it was a great read and I'm glad you atleast got something back!

July 12, 2008, 03:50 AM
I think my favorite part of this whole thread is that there's probably some beer on your dash gun. haha.