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Old 06-24-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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I have a 28 inch cheap mossberg shotty, what would be involved with shortening the barrel to maybe 22 to maybe even 18 inches? is this something that a smith would do? about how much and would they be able to re install the bead?

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I have a 28 inch cheap mossberg shotty, what would be involved with shortening the barrel to maybe 22 to maybe even 18 inches? is this something that a smith would do? about how much and would they be able to re install the bead?
Pm marlinman he can give u the whole run down on every detail even price an yes a smithy can re attach the front sight bead
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I have a 28 inch cheap mossberg shotty, what would be involved with shortening the barrel to maybe 22 to maybe even 18 inches? is this something that a smith would do? about how much and would they be able to re install the bead?
if not concerned with a screw in choke, then you can buy a new 18.5" barrel for it for about $80. MidwayUSA has them for the Mossberg 500 which will fit the Maverick M88.
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if not concerned with a screw in choke, then you can buy a new 18.5" barrel for it for about $80. MidwayUSA has them for the Mossberg 500 which will fit the Maverick M88.
Very true the mav 88 is a cheap stock on a mossy 500
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Very true the mav 88 is a cheap stock on a mossy 500
the Maverick M88 is the economy version of the Mossberg 500, and Maverick is owned by Mossberg. they are decent shotguns, but the 500 is a better shotgun. i have one with the 28" barrel that i bought last year for $120. i got it for the wife so she could shoot snakes with it if she needed to.
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Average cost to cut and crown barrel would be around $45 to $60, could be more or less depending on your area and the gunsmith. To install a front bead, $35 to $40, give or take.


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Thanks for the info guys, talked to a guy that said he had one and didn't use it, so I took it off his hands for a 100, figured what the hell, I like them for what they are.

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