Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by DHonovich, Oct 16, 2010.
Just had the loading port beveled & blued for my 1st 3 gun match next month....
Is it load'n faster for you now?
Yes....Its smoother & it dosent grab or hurt so its much easier now
Hi! New shotgun owner here. I picked up a used (but nearly new) JIC II a couple weeks ago. My local range requires shotguns to have butt stocks so I added a 6-position stock and the ProMag tri-rail forend. I also added a butt pad and a set of tan ladder-style rail covers ( not pictured below). I bought a couple 25 round boxes of Winchester white box "heavy target" shells for $7 each from Wal-Mart. Hopefully I'll get to the range next Monday. "Before" and "After" pics:
Welcome aboard and congrats on the new 500...
Welcome to the forum from NY and congrats on your "new to you" Mossy.
Thanks for the pics.
Thanks! Looking forward to shooting it for the first time.
I actually cleaned off the bluing & switched my tacstar side saddle to a mesa tactical .....you can see how much more room & less interference of the saddle for my strong hand reloads
Finally put the Magpul forward sling mount on today ....
A few weeks ago, I picked up an old Mossberg 500A 12 Ga with a 28 inch Vent Rib Modified barrel. Both the stock and fore end had some cracks but the price was very good. I had been kinda looking for a pump gun for slugs and/or buckshot so I thought I would do a make over on this one.
Here is what I started with.
Feeling like Dr. Frankenstein looking for parts, I found a cheap plastic stock and fore end from a 500 Persuader. Someone had already painted them so I was able to get these for cheap.
I disassembled the gun and although it was very dirty, it showed very little wear. I had never stripped one of these guns but thanks to You Tube, it was pretty easy to break it down to the bare receiver.
I decided to get outside of the box and join the zombie craze and paint the stock and fore end green.
Instead of buying another barrel, I just cut this one off. Because of the spacing of the vent rib, 19.5 inches was as short as I could go. I have painted the receiver and magazine tube flat black, and the bolt a matching green. I just cut the barrel today so it isn't painted yet. I have a fiber optic front sight to put on it (green, of course) and I may get the DeWalt out and port the barrel. Anyway, here is the semi finished results.
I figure it can double as a night light in the bedroom, I just hope that it isn't too bright and keeps me awake.
Paint and cutting tools!!!
I love it when people take a 500 and turn it into a custom gun.
The best thing about 500's is their price on the used market.
That allows all us yahoos to rattle can them and shorten them to what makes us happy!!!
Please keep us informed on how the paint on the bolt holds up to shooting.
I have never painted the bolts of guns I have rattle canned, but just might in the future if it lasts on your gun.
Nice job !
Some people cut the VR at the closest point and justleave the last inch or so open so thjey can get to closer to 18". I like what you did better, it looks better having the VR extend all the way to the end IMHO.
Well done. Love DIY stuff
Ey up im wanting to put the magpul stock and foreend on my suppressed 500 are they all standard size furniture or are they all different? Its a 3 shot btw
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Yep, all standard as long as the action slide tube is the right length. It needs to be the longer one at 7-3/8 or 7-5/8" I think. The shorter tube is about 6-1/2" but in that case, Hogue Grips makes an extension nut for the shorter tube so that aftermarket furniture will work.
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