Mossberg 500 Pump Action Barrels

Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by Itsricmo, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. LTB45

    LTB45 .308 Supporter

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    Swivel slings can be found on Ebay as well.
    Nothing like shopping from your couch and finding a great deal.
  2. Sonofagun

    Sonofagun .410

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    All,
    I am happy to report that I have a new barrel for the 500!

    It was sent to the FFL instead of directly to me. The FFL was a little confused why it wasn't sent to me but I told him that the barrel was purchased at the same time as the 930. No harm, No foul.

    Now it is time to clean up the barrel and do some 'chootin' this weekend! Thanks O.F. Mossberg !
  3. Sonofagun

    Sonofagun .410

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    Old Mossy,

    FYI they sent the barrel FedEx. It was in a pretty good sized box because Mossberg knows how carefully the FedEx drivers load their vehicles.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2014
  4. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Glad you received it in one piece.:D
  5. ls81

    ls81 .22LR

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    I was talking with a friend today about my cracked 500 barrel he says to me that he has a barely used 835 slug barrel that somehow still takes up room in his closet after selling the gun. He will give it to me if i can use it.

    It looks to me that i could replace the magazine tube, follower, spring, and end cap nut with a set from a 590 or 835 to get the slug barrel to work on my mossberg 500. Not really a huge need for this but some of my neighboring areas require shotguns for deer hunting.

    Does anyone know a better way to accomplish this?
  6. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    That's the only way to accomplish it. Free barrel, can't beat that.:)
  7. ls81

    ls81 .22LR

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    its amazing just how much a free barrel could end up costing me.
  8. blacksmith

    blacksmith .223

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    Get a 590/835 mag tube and cap. That is a lot of barrel for the money.
  9. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Ordered a set a while back. Here are Mossberg's part numbers for reference in case you want to order directly from them...

    Part # 12113P - Mag Tube 835/590 Parkerized, $33.50
    Part # 12194 - Spring, Magazine 835/590, $3.50
    CS number - (800) 363-3555

    The mag tube I ordered came with a cap, but it won't hurt to double check with them to make sure. It's been a while since I ordered mine, so their prices may have changed...
  10. ls81

    ls81 .22LR

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    thank you i'll be calling them wednesday after i make sure the barrel s what he said it was.
  11. ls81

    ls81 .22LR

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    after putting my 835 barrel on my 500 receiver its hard to believe that someone doesn't make an adapter for it it would be easy in a machine shop.
  12. KentuckyWindage

    KentuckyWindage 20g

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    It is doable but if your are using a 835 barrel it would be a lot cheaper to just swap out the mag tube and cap. For a machinist to make an adapter it would cost two times that. Also look goofy as can be. But on the bright side you upgraded to a better design. The 835/590a1 mag tube is much easier to service and able to add extensions
    old mossy likes this.
  13. Don'tBeAnIdiotLikeMe

    Don'tBeAnIdiotLikeMe Copper BB

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    It has nothing to do with "Obama's America" it's because people flipped their well you know.
  14. cazually

    cazually Copper BB

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    I got a Mossberg 500 Flex and was interested in the High Capacity Kit. I checked Brownell's website and in the Q&A they said it will not fit the Mossberg Flex shotguns. I even asked their rep and they said stat wise, it will not fit.

    Would you know why? I thought all the 500 receivers were the same.

    http://www.brownells.com/magazines/...arts/high-capacity-shotgun-kit-prod25124.aspx
  15. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Welcome cazually.

    I don't own a flex but I can't see why the high capacity kit wouldn'd fit. Like you said the receivers are the same.

    The difference in the flex is the adapter on the stock and the forend.
  16. blacksmith

    blacksmith .223

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    They are for the most part.

    I've been wrong before, but I'm very friggin certain that kit will fit your gun.

    Edit: Old Mossy beats me again ;)
  17. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    The sad thing is that not many folks, even at Mossberg CS, know enough about what the Flex system is or does.

    I'll back up what's already been said, the receivers, barrels, and mag tubes are the exact same on both standard and Flex models. All that's added is a forend and stock adapter, both of which can be removed to convert the shotgun into a standard non-Flex model.

    What's likely adding to the confusion is that Mossberg doesn't sell an 8-shot version of the model 500 with the Flex system. All Flex 500's are set up in the "field" or "multi-purpose" configuratons with the 5 round mag tube and the Flex 590 models all come configured in the 9-shot variety. Therefore some voodoo must exist which prevents one from configuring an 8-shot Flex 500.

    Bottom line, you should have no issues reconfiguring your 500 with the "hi-cap" kit or using your Flex forend set-up on the new mag tube. Keep us posted if you make the swap and we'd love to see some photos of your custom hi-cap Flex 500...
  18. cazually

    cazually Copper BB

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    Wow, you guys are awesome. I will take the plunge on the high capacity kit for my Flex 500. Stay tuned...
  19. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo Norfolk Southern RCO

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    Little late here in reply but I absolutely loved my High-Cap kit I bought straight from OF Mossberg. Bead Sight, 7+1 shot... OH YEAH!
  20. mbshop

    mbshop .223

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    I'm super cheap. but I would like to put a 18.5 in barrel on my 500. I have read that folks
    find used cheap long barrels and cut them down to size. has anyone done this and how
    did it work out ?
    thanks,

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