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Old 11-16-2011, 06:41 AM   #1
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Greetings All:
Just picked up a brand new Mossberg 500A with the Knox Sidewinder drum kit. Fellow had it and never used it, brand new condition, not even a scratch, $200 cash with extra magazine and other goodies like long barrel and wood furniture for shotgun.
My question is will this gun take 3" shells along with the 2 3/4" shells? No where on gun does it say?, hopefully it will.

My new Home Defense weapon,

THANKS in advance,,,,,,,,,,,,,LastCast

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Old 11-16-2011, 06:50 AM   #2
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Greetings All:
Just picked up a brand new Mossberg 500A with the Knox Sidewinder drum kit. Fellow had it and never used it, brand new condition, not even a scratch, $200 cash with extra magazine and other goodies like long barrel and wood furniture for shotgun.
My question is will this gun take 3" shells along with the 2 3/4" shells? No where on gun does it say?, hopefully it will.

My new Home Defense weapon,

THANKS in advance,,,,,,,,,,,,,LastCast

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Pretty sure all Mossy 500 and 590 series shot guns have 3" chambers. The A simply defines it as a 12 ga.

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It should have it stamped on the barrel.

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I believe it does.
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It is stamped on the factory barrel, and yes, they are 2 3/4- 3 inch chambered. However, it sounds like the OP may have an aftermarket barrel, and if that is the case, then OP, you need to check with the manufacturer.

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You got a good deal !

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All missus should be chambered up to 3" unless it'd a 535 than it's chambered up to a 3 1/2" chambet

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