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Old 05-18-2013, 12:27 AM   #11
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Basically what im asking is can you convert the 500 into a 590?
Yes, but it will be hard to take them to church!
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Yes, but it will be hard to take them to church!
They could go there for a shotgun wedding.
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So the mossberg 500 reciever accepts 590 mag tubes spring end cap and barrel?

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Yes. Or at least the barrel and mag. The mag accepts the cap.

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I have both and would recommend you save your receipts. I will try in the morning but it appears the barrel on my 590 is beefier and will not fit into the 500 receiver. Without the barrel the mag tube will not transfer onto the 500 from the 590 because of design differences. I am sure I could take it out to the shop and make it work but would not recommend anyone else shoot it than me.

Just my 2 cents.

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The barrel walls are thicker, but pretty sure the mounting shank is macined to the same dimensions.

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I just researched into this some more, and read that the threads on the 500, 5+1 capacity 500, 7+1 have different thread pitches where the magazine tube threads into the receiver. The 8's threads are coarser and made to be removed by hand. Your best bet is to get the combo pack for the gun you want, and not have to worry about what or wont will fit.

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I just researched into this some more, and read that the threads on the 500, 5+1 capacity 500, 7+1 have different thread pitches where the magazine tube threads into the receiver. The 8's threads are coarser and made to be removed by hand. Your best bet is to get the combo pack for the gun you want, and not have to worry about what or wont will fit.
I know squat about 590s except I should have one and don't. But the 500 long and short mag tubes are interchangeable. I swapped mine to a couple different guns then swapped it to a P.U. member, Buff Dragon to put on his stock 500. Brownells sells the long tube and parts as a kit. Have a feeling by the time one bought the 590 parts you could come close to a new gun. I have found little use for swapping barrels except shot tubes. My scoped slug gun loses too much zero when I try to put the H.D. barrel on for the summer.
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