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Old 05-16-2013, 05:42 AM   #1
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Default Can you put a mossberg 590 barrel and magazine tube unto a 500?

I want a mossberg 500 field/security combo.theres also the 590,i like the thicker, barrel ,bayonet lug ,and the 9 shot magazine that the 590 has so can i just swap out the 500s 6 shot mag tube and buy a 590 9 shot mag tube and a 590 barrel?

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Old 05-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Yes. Probably need to change the mag spring as well.

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Yeah I think you can. Take it to a gun smith though.

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The beauty of a Mossberg is that the mag tube is just threaded into the receiver, unlike a Remington 870 thta has it brazed in. The barrel then just attaches like it would when you strip it down for cleaning. Big things to avoid are clamping teh reciever too tightly into a vice and deforming it. And don't use just any old wrench on the mag tube, because it can be dented and prevent loading and feeding.

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Isn't there a difference in magazine tubes between the 2?
Where the 590 uses an open end tube with a magazine tube cap to attach the barrel.....the 500 uses a closed end tube with a takedown screw???

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Isn't there a difference in magazine tubes between the 2?
Where the 590 uses an open end tube with a magazine tube cap to attach the barrel.....the 500 uses a closed end tube with a takedown screw???
Yes, excellent point. The appropriate mag tube and cap would need to be used as well.
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Yes, excellent point. The appropriate mag tube and cap would need to be used as well.
As far as i know, there are no 28" barrels made that fit the 590 mag tube but you can switch the mag tube to a 500 tube and then use *all* the barrels made for the model 500. The 500 mag tube will let you use everything from an 18" shorty barrel to 20-24" rifled and unrifled barrels for sabot slugs, the 26" classic and the 28" long barrels, the 32" extra long barrel, the blackpowder muzzleloader barrel etc etc etc. A replacement 500 tube should be the first accessory that *all* 590 owners buy.

Switching the mag tube takes about a minute with no tools necessary, switching barrels takes 30 secs.
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As far as i know, there are no 28" barrels made that fit the 590 mag tube but you can switch the mag tube to a 500 tube and then use *all* the barrels made for the model 500. The 500 mag tube will let you use everything from an 18" shorty barrel to 20-24" rifled and unrifled barrels for sabot slugs, the 26" classic and the 28" long barrels, the 32" extra long barrel, the blackpowder muzzleloader barrel etc etc etc. A replacement 500 tube should be the first accessory that *all* 590 owners buy.

Switching the mag tube takes about a minute with no tools necessary, switching barrels takes 30 secs.
Very nice, but can you do all that vice versa? Instead of buying a 500 magazine tube for the 590. can you just buy the mossberg 500 and if you want the goodies of a 590 later down the road buy the 590s 9 shot magazine tube, spring, end cap, and the 590s 18 inch thick barrel? Can all that go onto the 500? Basically what im asking is can you convert the 500 into a 590?
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by switching the appropriate parts you could convert either direction. If you have a 590 you could convert it to a 500, or you can convert a 500 to a 590. Both would require mag tubes and barrels, because of the differing lengths and differing barrel ring locations and mag cap vs take down screw.

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As far as i know, there are no 28" barrels made that fit the 590 mag tube but you can switch the mag tube to a 500 tube and then use *all* the barrels made for the model 500. The 500 mag tube will let you use everything from an 18" shorty barrel to 20-24" rifled and unrifled barrels for sabot slugs, the 26" classic and the 28" long barrels, the 32" extra long barrel, the blackpowder muzzleloader barrel etc etc etc. A replacement 500 tube should be the first accessory that *all* 590 owners buy.

Switching the mag tube takes about a minute with no tools necessary, switching barrels takes 30 secs.
Yes, there are no long barrels for the 590.
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