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Mossberg 500 Shotgun Disassembly Guide by Mini-Me

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by evan price, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. valorius

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    LOL! THAT'S THE GREATEST!!!! Hahahahaha
     
  2. bigbrother6810

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    Forend Tube

    I have done some work to my mossberg 500.
    I have the short action for-end tube.
    I finally found a replacement for-end grip i was able to grind down enough to accept the for-end nut I bought from midway to fit a Houge over mold grip.
    I had to remove a small spring on the action arms just under the tube.
    It looks like it serves no purpose.

    My question is will the shotgun be reliable with out this spring.

    from what I see the action arms are pined to the for-end tube already and the spring just keeps the action arms pointed up during reassembly. I think I can manage to reassemble without the spring from now on.
     
  3. harley4jcs

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    4+1 dang

    If anyone is still reading this post I figured I'd ask: My 500 FTF the last shell 99% of the time !! I was thinking I need a new srping ?? What say ye ??Thanks:confused:
     
  4. Dave McCracken

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    Springs are cheap. Scrub out the mag tube when you install the new one. Betcha the problem's gone.
     
  5. Capstick1

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    Hey Mini-me do you think you could do one of these presentations for disassembling a Browning Auto five?
     
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    That made my day!!
     
  7. Pfletch83

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    Hello THR

    I've just purchased a Mossberg 500 in .410 is there any way that I can modify it for a home defense setup because I would like to use slugs and buck shot (I have shoulder and neck trouble that prevents me from using a 12 or 20)

    The factory barrel is 24 inches and it has a fixed full choke,also for some reason it is plugged to hold only 3 shells (two in the mag one in the chamber,the factory info says it should hold 5+1).

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  8. heeler

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    You will have to remove the plug to be able to load it to full capacity.
    They place plugs in them due to the migratory bird laws when your hunting such species.
    As it come right out of the box it is capable of shooting slugs and buck shot.
    Most 410's I have seen use full chokes because of their small shot payload compared to other gauges.
     
  9. Pfletch83

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    But wouldn't the full choke be a problem with accuracy if used with slugs?

    It's a 500 E if that helps matters (I took it down and couldn't see any type of plug )

    Also I'm using 3-inch shells (Birdshot for now)

    While I have no doubts that it is a fine hunting gun,it is going to be used as a home defense firearm and at the most it will be used as a pest control tool (garden gun)
     
  10. heeler

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    Pfletch,again most 410's use a full choke and since in my strongest opinion these gauges should never be used for deer hunting,I am not sure how much slug use you intend to use your 410 for but the truth be told just because it has a full choke does not mean it wont fire a slug somewhat accurately.
    I doubt seriously the slugs will hurt it.
    And the buck shot certainly will not hurt the barrel.
    About the plug.
    Did you take the magazine cap off and remove the innards to reveal the plug?
    Unless the 410 is a completely different gun from other 500's,which I doubt, there is a plug in there to keep you from loading five rounds into the magazine instead of the factory plug induced two.
    I have never pulled the plug from my old early 80's built Mossberg 500 but the one in my Maverick 88 is nothing more than a wood dowel.
    Remington 870's use a plastic type of dowel.
    Your owners manual surely shows you the disassembly procedure.
     
  11. Pfletch83

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    I took care of it

    It's hard to get a hold of the little sucker (let alone see it) I had to load a few dummy rounds in the mag before I could get my hands on it.
     
  12. Pfletch83

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    Now all I need is an 18.5 inch barrel,a few boxes of slugs,a few boxes of buckshot and I'm set.
     
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    That was outstanding. I just ordered a manual so I could take my Mossberg down for a thorough cleaning and polishing and it isn't anywhere near as entertaining or easy to understand as this is. :what:
     
  14. stnjohnson

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    Thanks for the write up, I read through my manual but this was what I used to break my 500 down the first time.
     
  15. Kenneth

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    Excellent piece!! Although I'd consider laying off the cartoons for a while.:D
     
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    I just signed up and this is the first post I read. Hilarious! Thanks for that.
     
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    haha! you sir have made my day! thanks for posting such a funny and useful thread!
     
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    Evan, You are very talented, this shows a lot of thought went into it. Very entertaining. It made me think of those comic book/maint. manuals they sent out with
    M16s. Made my day.
     
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    Excellent evan.

    Funny you should mention solvents on the trigger group as I once turned mine to goo in some nasty solvent. My fault!
     
  20. GWARGHOUL

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    I forgot to take note of which way the safety hook goes.

    Which way does it go?

    Thanks.
     
  21. GWARGHOUL

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    Nevermind, figured it out.. only goes one way.. the open side of the hook goes towards the barrel. A little good ole trial and error human learning.
     
  22. GWARGHOUL

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    Now just having trouble re-assembling it.
     
  23. GWARGHOUL

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    Ok, all done. Thanks to the OP for a good and illustrative guide.

    Between disassembling my Mossberg 500 and painting it, and converting a SAIGA 7.62... I'm feeling like a regular saturday gunsmith..lol!
     
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    Awesome. just awesome.
     
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    Great job for mossy 500 owners.
     

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