Mossberg 500

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by bikerlbf406, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    My father and I both just bought a used Mossberg 500 12 gauge 3" chamber. My dad's has a vent ribbed 30" barrel and mine has a regular 26" barrel. My dad's is in OK condition but needs a good cleaning, he got it for $150 out the door with a soft case included. I got mine for $110 out the door with no accessories included. Mine is in OK condition as well but the stock has a pretty good crack in it. We bought them 1 day apart and at different pawn shops. I'm posting pictures of my dad's. I pick mine up this evening (thanks to Illinois 24 hour wait). Will post pictures of mine tonight or tomorrow. How did we do on pricing? Mine does have an aftermarket flush mount choke tube on the inside of my barrel.
     

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  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    IMO, you both did great on the prices. i'd have jumped at either one at those prices. good score for both of you.:D
     
  3. HockaLouis

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    Last unbarreled/unfired 500 action I bought for a project that had a rust spotted mag tube (I replaced with spring and follower for the hell of it) and surface rust on the ejection-port exposed bolt surface cost me what your complete gun did!

    It shoots and cost $110 bucks? Win! New stock'll be cheap* -- find 'em for a few dollars at gun shows and a little more on the net, maybe even here for the price of shipping, as many folk replace the stocks with more "tactical" stuff.

    *As a project try fixing crack! What have you got to lose!? Elmer's Wood (NOT Gorilla) Glue, maybe a drill and dowel w/a hammer, hair dryer, rubber strap...
     
  4. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Today's market? At those prices? You crushed it ( if they are fully operable!)!!
     
  5. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    Yeah thanks everyone. I'm so pissed and upset with myself right now its not funny. Me and my dad both looked at mine before I bought it. We swore it was a 12 gauge. Well I noticed on the reciept they had down 20 gauge, so I checked just now on the gun (didn't have time when I picked it up or got home) and now I realize its not a 12, its a 20 gauge. We were both mistaken, and misread the barrel.
     
  6. HockaLouis

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    Dude, don't be upset. 20 ga. doesn't usually throw as much lead but that's a sweet gun! 3" chamber, right?
     
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  7. Gatoragn

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    It is still worth $110.

    I pheasant hunt with a 20 ga.
     
  8. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Still not a bad deal n today's market. Good buy.
     
  9. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    yeah its still a 3" chamber
     
  10. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    Here's pictures of mine, it may not be the 12 gauge like I thought, but oh well now.
     

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  11. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    I name all of my guns, just came up with a name for it. Auge, which stands for el auge which is spanish for boom.
     
  12. MattShlock

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    A cool gun. The 3" magnums will do what a regular 2-3/4" 12 ga. will more or less. But chances are you won't need them. I'd have bought it myself. Probably for more.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Biker, it's still a good deal even with it being a 20 ga. doesn't look bad at all. if it functions fine, then it's a dang good deal for sure.

    i'd like to find a pump shotgun in 20 ga. myself. 20 ga. shotguns in my area just don't end up for sell. most people that have one tend to hang onto them.
     
  14. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Biker, have you even tried going back to the pawnshop and ask them if they could redo the sale for a 12 gauge? They maybe can work with you on the error???
     
  15. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    No I haven't tried going back to the pawn shop as they was closed by the time I noticed it last night. I know they had no other Mossberg 500 in though and I don't want a shot gun unless its a Mossberg 500, so I decided to go ahead and keep this one. Afterall if I wanna shot a 12 gauge, my father can shoot mine and I'll shoot his, since we live together.
     
  16. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    still i didn't do bad on the deal. Afterall according to what I'm finding online fair condition value price is $175
     
  17. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    You can add a 12 ga later and have a set. That is what I would do. :D
     
  18. MattShlock

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    Me too.

    Can you list in order of preference the top three things you want the gun for?

    Maybe we can suggest some ammo to optimize your choice of ammo. That's really where shotguns shine - versatility especially through ammo and choke selection.
     
  19. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    I only want the gun for 2 things.....target use and home defense.