View Full Version : Went and got that Mossberg!

August 12, 2009, 01:59 PM
I solved the dillemma. The 930 SPX can wait. I got a steal on this one!

A slightly used 500A for $245!


August 12, 2009, 02:09 PM
You do realize that the "A" designation is strictly a 12 gauge letter code?

August 12, 2009, 02:13 PM
You do realize that the "A" designation is strictly a 12 gauge letter code?

Yes I found that out the night before, they use different letters for gauge designations.

August 12, 2009, 03:11 PM
I thought it was a 590a1!? $245 for a used 500 sounds just a wee tad steep.

August 12, 2009, 03:15 PM
The erosion of the factory blue on the mag tube shows that as a well broke in (not so slightly used) gun. Not saying it is a bad deal but not so great.

August 12, 2009, 05:00 PM
erosion of the factory blue on the mag tube shows that as a well broke in

The reciever is totally fine minus a bizarre withe spot on the interior.

I actually planned on reblueing it myself, for all of $6, this is a project gun of sorts.

August 12, 2009, 05:05 PM
Don't even fret with the tube... it will be bare in a couple hundred rounds or less and a well worn mag tube is equal to a marksmanship badge:D... I wasn't trying to imply the wear is excessive... just "well broken in" rather than "slightly used"...
Mine is 20 years old with untold thousands rounds and receiver is fine... but my tube has looked like yours since it got the first few hundred rounds thru it....
For "pitcher day" take a FAT TIPPED sharpie marker to it and it will look "maiden fresh" until you shoot it again:D

Dave McC
August 13, 2009, 12:31 PM
Nice gun, good deal.

Add some wear marks of your own and you'll be ready....

August 13, 2009, 01:59 PM
It looks very nice. My Mossy still works fine & shows much more wear; it makes me look like i shoot more than i do. Mine was a VERY used purchase at a pawn shop in 1996~ ($100 with damaged stock).

Would you mind posting the barrel label/markings, please. I have an old mossberg 500 with a new 18.5" barrel that looks a bit different. I also have the side saddle/shell holder and a "heat shield" (haven't affixed it yet). Do you have a magazine/tube extension on it? I'm also curious about the slingnut/attachment point you have at the forend. (forgive my terminal terminology)


August 14, 2009, 07:57 AM
orangello, The 500 will not have a mag tube extension. the tube, barrel lug, and bolt setup won't allow it.

August 17, 2009, 02:26 PM
^^^ That's what i've been told; i was hoping for a miracle. It is weird though, that my magtube seems shorter in comparison. I'll have to take another look/measure.

August 17, 2009, 02:45 PM

what you have is a standard 5+1 Mossberg 500 with the 18.5" barrel. The one in the picture above is the 8+1 version. No mag tube extension, an entirely different mag tube/barrel arrangement.


August 17, 2009, 03:02 PM
Thanks! That is what i needed to know. I'll just have to learn how to reload more quickly. :)

August 17, 2009, 03:18 PM
Oarngello, If you hit yer mark, yer good for 5 or 6 assailants... If you miss alot, 2 or 3 more rounds won't fix it:D;)

August 17, 2009, 03:51 PM
Great looking mossberg. I think thats not a bad price from what I have seen used in my area and on the net thats the going rate. Im hoping to get one soon. :D

August 27, 2009, 07:39 AM
I love my SPX. However, I had one problem with it when I got it. The magazine tube was screwed on so tight I had to use vice grips to get it off. Apparently I'm not the only one who's had this problem.

The shotgun is a blast to shoot (no pun intended). I've put 75 slugs through mine so far. It's incredibly accurate at 75 yards. I'm going to re-sight it for self defense range next week.

August 27, 2009, 07:44 AM
you may have a tube plug restricting to 6......