View Full Version : swapping a vent rib. is it possible?

Jack O Spades
August 16, 2009, 01:16 PM
I have a mossberg 500 that I dont use much anymore so I thought about decking it out for home defense, you know, adjustable stock, pistol grip, heat shield, and flashlight. I dont think the heat shield will fit the barrel with the vent rib on it and I have an H&R .410 that needs a vent rib. Bingo. Take the rib off the Mossberg and put it on the H&R, kill 2 birds with 1 stone, but is it possible?

August 16, 2009, 07:57 PM
My best guess is that it would not be worth the effort and the expense. The rib from a Mossberg may not fit the 410 correctly either.

James K
August 16, 2009, 08:55 PM
Shotgun ribs are specially fitted to the contour of the barrel as well as to its length. I don't say a swap can't be done, but the cost of the rib would be minor compared to the cost of the work involved to do the swap.

Here is a link showing the Simmons price list, so you can get an idea of why a swap might not be feasible, costwise, even if possible.



Jack O Spades
August 17, 2009, 09:26 AM
O.K. forget it. I only payed $125 for the gun brand new. I cant really see spending another $375 for a rib.