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Old 07-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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I bought a mossberg 500 a couple a days ago brand new its really oily and greasy i dont mind it being oily or greasy but should i clean it before shooting it? Also when i pump it back slowly it sounds really gritty / grindy and it dosent sound smooth when i pump it slowly is this normal? should i lube it up? When i pump it regularly i dont here it at all theres not enough time to hear the gritty grinding sound, also the the pump forgrip is very wobbly when moved side to side its not solid and when i removed the barrel i looked at the foregrip and there are pins in there that look really flimsy should i replace this forgrip with a houge overmold forgrip? Im proud of my mossy and i know it will last a very long time these are just concerns since i will keep this shotgun with me and maybe pas it down to my kids one day should i be concerned?

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Also the safety is very stiff i would like for my mom to be able to switch the safety off if she wants to use it. i can switch it on and off but it is a little stiff will it loosen up over time?

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As with all new firearms that come with factory lube the first thing to do is to thoroughly wipe it down, clean it, then apply a small amount of oil to get it going. Enjoy your Mossberg!


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Give a good, basic cleaning, then shoot it, shoot it and then shoot it some more. The mechanisms will loosen with use.

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any firearm i buy, new or used, gets a field stripping when i get home and then cleaned and inspected. two reasons, one if it's new i want to clean it thoroughly and inspect it for proper operation, and that the bore is clear. same for a used one. for a new one, finding a problem and getting it fixed is much easier the sooner it's discovered. two, thorough cleaning and oiling will aid in it's operation, because most greases and oils from the factory are for storage or transport, not operation.

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Clean it and DON'T BE GENTILE with it.
Pumps are not meant to be cycled slowly. Cycle it like a man.

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Okay i read the owners manual it even says to clean off the factory oil but it still doesent say anything about the loose foregrip and the stiff saftey does everybodys mossberg have a loose foregrip?

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does everybodys mossberg have a loose foregrip?
It is Mossberg's hallmark.
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Okay i read the owners manual it even says to clean off the factory oil but it still doesent say anything about the loose foregrip and the stiff saftey does everybodys mossberg have a loose foregrip?
If you mean a rotational play with the fore end and slight noise it is normal for Mossbergs.

As they other guys said clean, shoot and repeat. It will loosen over time.
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Okay i read the owners manual it even says to clean off the factory oil but it still doesent say anything about the loose foregrip and the stiff saftey does everybodys mossberg have a loose foregrip?
most Mossbergs have it. doesn't affect it's functioning in the least. shoot it, clean it, oil it and enjoy it!
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