835 Security Barrel: Standard Bore (.731), 18.5", 3.5" chamb

Discussion in 'Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Pump Action' started by e.lectronick, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. e.lectronick

    e.lectronick Copper BB

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    Hey, all

    I'm playing with the idea of making a do it all "United States of Zombieland" tactical shotgun, and I thought the 835 would be the best platform to build upon for the following reasons:

    1. It can chamber shells from 2.75" to 3.00" and 3.5" in length

    2. It's built like a tank and has the same thick walled type barrel sported by the 590A1 (based upon what I have read regarding the interchangeability of the 835 and 590 barrels -corrections are welcome).

    3. It has the same magazine tube assembly of the 590A1 -allowing extensions and easier cleaning than the 500/535 variety


    However, after some research on the Mossberg website and several forums, it appeared that there were a couple of drawbacks:
    1. the 835® Overbore (.775) vs. Standard 12 Gauge Bore (.731):
    *****I wanted the ability to use one barrel to fire slugs as well as shot.

    2. Lack of availability of a "security" 18.5" length barrel of any type.
    *****I wanted to minimize weight and maximize maneuverability for this gun since it is a pretty heavy model, already.

    Then, after some more searching, I found the following information which I hope is helpful to others in pursuit of a beefed up custom built HD 835:


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    Irelander over at Shotgunworld.com forums had been doing similar research and got this response from a Maverick Arms rep:

    "Thank you for your e-mail. We apologize for the delay in answering your e-mail. We have the following barrel available for the model 835:

    Item # Description Price
    12946 835 12 ga 18 1/2" Cylinder Bore w/bead sight, blue finish $100.00

    Since this is a barrel that we do not get asked for frequently, it may take us some time to get this barrel for you. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-363-3555, ext 541.

    Thanks
    Roger Montalvo
    Product Service Rep"


    Further down in the thread the following exchange clarified information about this barrel:

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    wfb18 wrote:
    The following barrel is available from Maverick Arms for the 835: Item #12946, 18.5" Cylinder Bore w/bead sight, blue finish $100.00. Since this is a barrel that they do not get asked for frequently, it may take them some time to get this barrel for you. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Roger Montalvo, Maverick Arms Product Service Representative directly at 1-800-363-3555, ext 541.

    I called for some clarification on 23 Jan 2009. The #12946 is a true cylinder bore, smoothbore barrel, NOT AN OVERBORED BARREL, and both slugs and shotshells can be fired through it. The #12946 can be ordered parkerized for $20 extra.


    mic214 wrote:
    18.5" barrel with 3-1/2" chamber: Part#90823 (I think these only come in the blue finish) They are around $110.00. Mossberg does not advertise these on their site. You have to contact Customer Service to order one. I got mine on GunBroker for around $80.00...

    wfb18 wrote:
    I called Maverick Arms again and barrel #12946 is the same as #90823, which is the part number of this barrel when it is sold to stores in clamshell packaging.

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    Read more: http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtop ... z1KwvaX3GO
  2. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    Re: 835 Security Barrel: Standard Bore (.731), 18.5", 3.5" c

    Thats pretty interesting info! Thanks for posting that up!
  3. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    Re: 835 Security Barrel: Standard Bore (.731), 18.5", 3.5" c

    Keep us updated on your build and thanks for sharing your findings!
  4. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: 835 Security Barrel: Standard Bore (.731), 18.5", 3.5" c

    How did you finally make out with it? do you have pix to post up? i'd love to see it!
  5. blue

    blue 20g

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    Re: 835 Security Barrel: Standard Bore (.731), 18.5", 3.5" c

    Personally I have no desire to fire 3.5 inch shells so the 590a1 is all I need! I know a bunch of people who own 3.5 inch capable guns. They all shoot those big shells... Once :lol: But 590a1 barrels will go on the 835. You just can't chamber 3.5s. Either way, 590a1 or 835, you're talking about a great gun!
    Paddywhack 12g likes this.
  6. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: 835 Security Barrel: Standard Bore (.731), 18.5", 3.5" c

    any news? no pics?

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