View Full Version : found a Mossberg 500atp!!!!!

March 24, 2009, 12:02 PM
pics to come. my question is, does anyone know how hard it is to remove these rifle sights (i want a simple bead) and if i can't, how hard it is to track down an 18.5" parkerized barrel from mossberg? thanks. so psyched about this gun, metal trigger guard and safety, wood stock and forend, parker. finish, 6 shot capacity...suh-weet...

March 24, 2009, 12:06 PM
congrats! I think you will find 18.5" barrels on backorder at most places!

March 24, 2009, 07:53 PM
So I picked this gun up for 250. Oddly enough, the safety is the old variety that isn't as serrated as the new ones and it's metal. The trigger is a weird kind of plastic, harder than the new versions but just...different. 18.5" barrel, riflesights, no real blemishes on stock or forend. Cylinder bore, parkerized finish, Capacity 5+1, integrated sling swivels and MOSSBERG 500ATP stamped under receiver. I looked down the barrel and it was full of cobwebs - I don't think it'd ever been shot. It'd just SAT somewhere. Even had a lot of near-hardened cosmoline in the chamber when I opened her up. And if that wasn't enough, it came with 3 inch mag steel shot shells in the tube....they'd probably been there since the 80's or 90's or whatever timewarp this little tank fell into. It's quite stiff, even after a fieldstrip clean and lube, so I think it needs some trigger time. After cleaning barrel was SPOTLESS. It's also seeming to want to double feed, any idea what could cause that? Possibly a stiff spring from having shells in it for years? Also, I can't seem to find out how to take the mag spring out, or if I even can. It isn't like a 590 where the retainer just prys out. Anybody know? I would've done this deal in a heartbeat ten times over. What do you think?



March 24, 2009, 07:54 PM

March 24, 2009, 07:55 PM

March 25, 2009, 01:30 PM
having some feeding issues. It's liking to double-feed and not kick out properly from the mag tube at random intervals even after a fieldstrip clean and lube. Could be an extractor or cartridge stop issue...?

March 25, 2009, 03:45 PM
Possibly the shell stop. And you are racking the gun in an abrupt aggressive fashion?
In cleaning you did focus on the extractor and ejectors on the bolt?

March 25, 2009, 03:58 PM
yeah. im hoping its not a bolt thing. i went over it pretty good. could be a ever so slightly bent shell stop maybe. not sure. gonna have my gunsmith go over it because im having a limbsaver installed anyway.