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Old June 18, 2000, 09:53 PM   #1
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Is it possible to obtain Mossberg parts for assembly of a new gun for one's own use? Are never-assembled receivers available? I'm specifically looking for 590 Mariner components. Who do I talk to, and what "manufacturing" laws do I have to worry about?

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Old June 19, 2000, 06:52 AM   #2
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- I'll bet that if you could do it, it would cost at least 50% more (or greater) than a fully-assembled factory firearm -- gun parts (in every case I've ever seen) are like car parts...

- I'll also bet you probably can't get a receiver except as a factory-installed replacement (which means you'd have to send them an existing shotgun)

- I read someone state once that the federal tax issue you mention had an exemption for some very small number of guns (very small,but greater than one <g> ) -- check with the local ATF office, or maybe their webpage, but don't forget state laws

- Perhaps you could find a cheap [ab]used Mossy to send back and get the factory to put it in a new receiver of the type you want?

Good luck!
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Old June 19, 2000, 10:12 AM   #3
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The way I got my bird 870 was to buy a receiver that had been parted out from a dealer that took amessa tower guns from the Md Pen when they closed it down. All were banged up, the worst looking were Parkerized and adapted to 3 inch shells.

Maybe you can do something similiar, Check with your local Police supply store and see.

My guess is,unless you get lucky, this is not likely to be easy....
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Old June 20, 2000, 11:06 PM   #4
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Yes, it will probably cost more...except that Mossberg probably doesn't make the mutant that I want.

I want a M590 pistol-grip-only with a rifled barrel (long story), and according to NY law it _must_ be manufactured that way; modifying an existing shotgun won't work. Since Mossberg probably hasn't made such a beast, I'll have to make it myself (I just want one, so manufacturing laws shouldn't be a hassle).
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