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Mossberg 500B

Discussion in 'Discontinued Mossberg Models' started by kf4ocv, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. kf4ocv

    kf4ocv Copper BB

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    When was the 500B (16g) discontinued? I have owned 4 500A's over the years but never seen a 500B.
  2. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Me either.

    I know one of the members here has one.

    I have a couple of 16's, which I love dearly, but I really don't know when Mossberg stopped making the 16 gauge variant. I would venture a guess around 1972.
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  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    That adjustable choke looks a lot like the one on my 16 pump. Except mine is also ported.

    That's a really good price on that gun.
  5. kf4ocv

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    There is a 16g parts kit (everything minus the receiver) available. do the 16 and 12 share the same receiver?
  6. John A.

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    Where is the kit at?

    Far as I know, the receiver on both are the same, though I haven't been fortunate enough to pin one down side by side to see.
  7. kf4ocv

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    I found one! I got a Mossberg 500B 16g on the way. I'm very excited!
  8. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    You lucky dog.

    Where did you find it?
  9. kf4ocv

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    California
  10. kf4ocv

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    I will post some pix when I get it.
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  11. kf4ocv

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    John A, I received the 500B. It is very nice, not perfect but as noted in the Gunbroker pix. Function is smooth and locks up tight. Ejects properly. Western North Carolina (where I live) has been hit with a lot of flooding and I have not had an opportunity to shoot it yet. I also have not took any pix yet but they are coming soon.
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  12. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Glad you got it. My guess is that it'll serve you for a lifetime.

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