Model Identification Help: Which Mossberg 500 Do I Have?

Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by DHonovich, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum from Florida and congrats on your new Mossy. You get a chance post a pic or two.
  2. Black_Sheep

    Black_Sheep .410

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    I have an older 12Ga. Mossberg Watchdog, Mfg#50416, 6 shot, 18.5 barrel and synthetic stocks. It came with a tactical light, laser and a Mossberg mount that clamps on the magazine tube. It's been upgraded with a Magpul MOE forend & rail section, Streamlight TRL-1S and XS Big Dot front sight.

    My other 500 is an ancient 12 Ga. "Camo Combo", synthetic stocks, slug barrel with rifle sights and a vent rib barrel with choke tubes. It's primarily used for turkey hunting.
  3. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Got any pics :) We love pics.
  4. Black_Sheep

    Black_Sheep .410

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    They're somewhere on this darn computer, I just have to find them...
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  5. Black_Sheep

    Black_Sheep .410

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    Earlier configuration of the "Watchdog", I'll have to get some updated pics. cruzr.jpg
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  6. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    All Business Mossy! Nice!
  7. alleycat7002

    alleycat7002 .22LR

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    Just got one with ported barrel.gold trigger.three chokes vent rib...what you all opions of these and why gold trigger

    All the way
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  8. LTB45

    LTB45 .308 Supporter

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    You would have to ask Mossberg about that trigger.

    It's a 500. Best pump gun on the market. In my not so humble opinion.
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  9. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    I have no clue on the trigger either, but I sure do like the vent rib pump guns!
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  10. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    The gold triggers are the mark of the 500 "Crown Grade" models.

    If I remember correctly, these models also featured polished internals, better grade walnut furniture, a metal safety tab, and deeper blueing...
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  11. Beachboy

    Beachboy Copper BB

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    Just got a new Cruiser 500 50138 20 gauge Parkerized with heatshield 18.5 pistol grip.

    Back on the side of the box prints MAVFG-201.

    So is this an authentic Mossberg or a Maverick? Thanks for any clarification.
  12. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    What is marked on the gun?
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  13. Beachboy

    Beachboy Copper BB

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    Thanks for the confirmation "Old Mossy!"
  14. 590guy

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    Can I just say how much of a PITA it is to find/order a LH shotgun? I want a 500 with 18" and you'd think I was asking for someone's first born:mad:
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  15. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    There are a few models. Not many.
  16. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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  17. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I remember Mossberg announced that they were rolling out more left handed models at SHOT last year. Haven't seen any for sale anywhere though...
  18. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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  19. 590guy

    590guy .223 Supporter

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    i actually just ordered one through Mossberg and is being delivered to a local shop that i didn't know existed. Tried a few other local shops that weren't Mossy "dealers," and a few big box stores. My 590 will have a little bro soon! Now excited to do a build on it :)
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  20. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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