Mossy 590A price check


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vertigo7
January 7, 2003, 08:41 PM
I visited my FFL today during my lunch break. The smell of Hoppes #9 lingered in the air, and I knew I was in for trouble... she's got an unfired Mossberg 590A1 in the case she's selling on consignment. It appears to have an 18.5" barrel, +2 mag tube extension, bead sight and sythetic slide and stock. All nicely black and tactical. (Skunkabilly, I thought of you when I saw it ;) ). The chamber, bore, and barrel are spotless, and the rest is cosmetically perfect. The asking price is $370.00 +tax+tags+fees, etc. She has permission from the owner to grant a little wiggle room on the price. I've been wanting a shotgun for my collection. What do you think, oh THR shotgun guru's? Worth the price asked, or should it be lower?

vertigo7

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Dave McCracken
January 7, 2003, 09:05 PM
IMO, not horrible, but it could be lower, Try offering $300-325 and see what happens...

Ewok_Guy
January 7, 2003, 11:34 PM
Sounds good, for an A1.
$300-325 is more like the standard 590 range.

cratz2
January 8, 2003, 01:39 AM
590A1 with the heavy barrel, bayo lug etc is $390 at my preferred shop. I've seen them for $325 used and fired but in 99%. I'd shoot for $325 or so and if you get it for $350, you have a shotgun that, while ugly as sin, will probably outlast your great great great grandkids. :D

vertigo7
January 9, 2003, 10:27 PM
Visited my FFL again and agreed on $350. I was ready to pay at least that much for a Benelli Nova Special Purpose, so it doesn't bother me. I'll be using this as a HD tool... any suggestions on what brand/style sights I should order to upgrade from the plain bead sight, or should I just leave it as-is?

Cratz2, I've been told only the 20" bbl version has the bayo lug, and I believe this one is the 18.5". I'll doublecheck it when I pick it up from the dealer and if the bayo lug is there, a proper bayonet will be the first accessory I buy. :evil:

vertigo7

jayhway
January 9, 2003, 10:59 PM
I bought my 590A1 two years ago for $410. My 590A1 came with a 20" bbl and ghost ring sights. I think the 590A1 is a good value and very rugged. Next on my agenda is to send the bbl to Vang Comp.

Dave McCracken
January 10, 2003, 06:29 AM
Vertigo, why not shoot the thing for a while as is and see how it goes? Beads work well for HD.

And skip the bayonet. If there's a better way to bung up a barrel than by pitchforking someone with a shotgun, even those with thicker metal in the barrel, I'm unaware of it.

vertigo7
January 10, 2003, 07:07 AM
Shoot the thing for a while as is and see how it goes? Beads work well for HD.... And skip the bayonet.

Roger-roger Mr. McC. I'll try things as-is for a while before I start tinkering with my new toy.

Thanks for all the great feedback, everyone. I appreciate it.

Dave McCracken
January 10, 2003, 07:19 AM
You're very welcome, now buy ammo, use up, repeat...

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