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Old October 8, 2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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Mossberg 5500

Hello I'm new here and I just bought a mossberg 5500 MkII and can't find much info on it Paid $250 otd thought it was a good price for an autoloader or am I wrong?Any advice on making it a good deer gun?
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Old October 8, 2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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The Mossberg 5500 MKII is very similar if not the same shotgun as the newer 9200 series of shotgun today, don't quote me on that though. In 1987 the 5500 MKII sold for $250 and if yours in in very good to mint, then it is a fair price. They came with two barrels from the factory. One was a 2 3/4ths chambering for non magnum shells only and the other a 3 inch Magnum chambering which will handle 2 3/4ths shells.

They were known to have cycling problems and needed some polishing of internal parts and the action itself as well as the chambers. The 2 3/4 barrel will shoot lower powered skeet/trap loads and the 3 inch is meant for heavy field loads. If you only have the 3 inch barrel and not the 2 3/4ths it will not be a very good fun gun for games.

Hope this helps in some fashion.
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Old December 1, 2011, 09:42 PM   #3
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Firing problems

I have a Mossberg 5500 and I broke it out the other day to put some rounds down range and well to my surprise it did not fire ANY rounds. I tried replacing the firing pin because it was not hitting the primer at all but it did not fix the problem. I hear a click the hammer is dropping but firing pin looks like it is not going far enough to push it into the round. Could it be I go the wrong firing pin from Numrich? any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

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