Mossberg 500 Pump Action Barrels

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

  1. Bobster

    Bobster .308 Supporter

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    I bought an older 500AT that had a 28" barrel. Made a "riot gun" out of it, cutting it down to 18". Had a non-ribbed barrel. Gun was ratty so I sold it. My dot was 10 when that pic was taken giving me her "mean" look. :rolleyes: I let her hip fire it once and she almost dropped it! :eek: She initially wanted to put it up against her shoulder until I talked her out of it! :eek:

    The 2 barrels are a "before and after" of a NEF single-shot 12ga (I had 2 of the same exact gun). I use a (perfectly square) horizontal bandsaw and deburr tool and wheel, then some cold blue. Note I remounted the sight. I keep new Mossy beads in stock (with drill and tap) because they are a smaller tap size and could always be enlarged, if necessary. I have some 90^ blocks I use to assure the sight is perfectly upright. I've done a dozen or so barrels and they all came out similar to the NEF (OEM-ish)... :)

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  2. mbshop

    mbshop .223

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    thanks. i think i can do a decent job if i find a used barrel. doesn't look that bad actually. great pic of daughter being serious !
  3. Sonofagun

    Sonofagun .410

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    Does anyone have a source for a Model 500 20 gauge 28" barrel w/ Accu-choke? The estore doesn't even list one.
  4. LTB45

    LTB45 .308 Supporter

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    20 ga would be 26"
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  5. Sonofagun

    Sonofagun .410

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    I guess it looks like I'll have to buy another model 500 20 gauge shotgun to get a barrel.
  6. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Give Carson's a call. They have a lot of used barrels.


    DON CORSON
    2124 PAWNEE DR.
    KINGMAN, AZ 86401
    928-718-4282


    Mossberg Serial Numbers
  7. Sonofagun

    Sonofagun .410

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    Thanks again Old Mossy!
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  9. Vernon

    Vernon .22LR Supporter Premier Member

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    I have a 1997 Mossberg 500 in twenty gauge. The barrel has quite a few rusty areas. I have cleaned the spots and attempted a good repair. Not perfect but o.k.
    My question is how far gone must a barrel be before buying another? Is there a standard like for auto tires that have the wear bars to indicate it's time to buy a new one?
    The integrity of the barrel has not been compromised at this point.
  10. Sonofagun

    Sonofagun .410

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    Where are the rusty spots: inside or outside of the barrel ?

    Once rust gets past the bluing of the metal it doesn't stop. Rust on the outside of the barrel shouldn't make the gun unsafe for shooting unless the pits are so deep that it compromises the strength of the barrel.

    Do you have a picture of the barrel that you can post?
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  11. Vernon

    Vernon .22LR Supporter Premier Member

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    I took the entire gun to the gunsmith for his opinion/repair
  12. Vernon

    Vernon .22LR Supporter Premier Member

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    Mossberg will sell you a barrel for a very reasonable price-I know because I bought three.
  13. cazually

    cazually Copper BB

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  14. cazually

    cazually Copper BB

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    Finally, I have converted my field flex to a high cap.

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