Mossberg 500 concerns

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by hq357, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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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?
     
  2. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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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?
     

  3. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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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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  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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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.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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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.
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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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.
     
  7. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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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?
     
  8. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    It is Mossberg's hallmark.
     
  9. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    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.
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    most Mossbergs have it. doesn't affect it's functioning in the least. shoot it, clean it, oil it and enjoy it!
     
  11. OldEagleEars

    OldEagleEars New Member

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    Mossberg has been churning these things out for years with the same basic design and characteristics. It is not a fragile gun and can withstand a remarkable amount of abuse; if it wasn't like this it wouldn't have been selected for use by the military. Clean it well, lube it with a quality product (don't just dip it in 10W30 like one screwball on another forum proudly claimed to do!) and shoot the thing! The safety will also loosen up with use (sit there as you watch TV with the EMPTY gun in your lap and work the safety through prime-time for an evening, it will work just fine).
     
  12. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Ahhh ... how sweet the sound! :D

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  13. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    The Mossberg forend is riveted at the rails, while a Remington 870 is welded. They is the basic difference in the forend feel. Even the military Mossbergs I've shoot have this wobble.

    The safety does loosen up with use. With the gun unloaded, you can work it back and forth several times to help loosen it up faster.
     
  14. Archametes

    Archametes New Member

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    The wobble you describe is the looser tolerances Mossberg uses rather than Remington. This, to some, is " not good quality" however in the field, this can save your a$$. By having a little play, should sand, dirt, mud, etc. get in there it will still function without issue. It should be cleaned as soon as you can, but won't leave you stranded. The "pinned" forend you have can not just easily be swapped out. In order for you to swap the forend you'll need another slide tube assembly, the fore grip of your choice, and the slide tube nut. The newer designed forend has its merits though... Since there is no actual tube moving, there is no scratching. It's a molded plastic housing sliding over the mag tube instead of metal on metal.
    I hope this clarifies anything, and if you have any more questions let me know.
     
  15. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    I was about to give you a 'like' for this comment until you said "Cycle it like a man."

    Would that be a California type 'girly' man, or like one from Wyoming, Idaho, or Montana type of man? ;)
     
  16. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I think he meant a Montana man, LOL. Go ahead give him the "LIKE". Yup, OP, mine's the same way.
     
  17. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    I cylcle my pump daily yowza ;) like an arizona man