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Old December 13, 2002, 06:33 AM   #1
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What is the difference between a 590, A1 and special purpose

Apparently there are a number of 590s available but have not been able to obtain a visual or descriptive enough information to clarify them all.
What is the difference between a
590 Special Purpose
590 Milspec
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Old December 13, 2002, 11:53 AM   #2
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From what I understand,
The 590 A1 or Milspec is the version that was tested by the military and meets military standards. The major differences btw a 590A1 or 590 special purpose is that the A1 has the following:

1) Heavier barrel
2) Metal safety
3) Metal trigger guard

To most people, the differences btw the 590 and 590A1 are miniscule and not noticable.
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