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Old MOSSBERG 500A

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by JDSD4L, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:25 AM.

  1. JDSD4L

    JDSD4L Member

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    New to the board, and I know this is an old topic but, I need some insight please. This board has been the most helpful. I’ve been presented with an 1964 to 1968 500A with no serial. It had the red extended butt stock pad, the scalloped bolt, great shape, wood, and bluing is all really nice. Bottom line, what are one of these guys worth, and durability being how old it is? I’m new to the shotgun world, and I appreacite the help!

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  2. kudu
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    kudu Moderator Staff Member

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    I am guessing top of the market value is about $275-$300. Not sure there are any Mossberg collectors out there that would pay premium for a nice early model. As for durability, should be able to handle about 100,000 rounds plus, so for the average shooter, about 4-5 generations of hand-me-downs.
     
  3. JDSD4L

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    Awesome, thank you for the insight. It’s a really nice gun. Would hate to pass up on a nice one. Be a cool piece to have if it’s worth a buy.
     
  4. PabloJ

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    LGS had 16ga with Select A Choke device in like new condition for $225. It's original 500 with single rail version. I was surprised to see decent quality walnut stock on the one I looked at. The value is around $200 to $250 depending on gauge and condition of the gun.
     
  5. Nathanael_Greene

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    I recently bought a department-store 500A ("Western Field" from Montgomery Ward's), single-rail, jeweled bolt, vent-ribbed barrel, 2-3/4" chamber, C-lect choke, great condition, for about $150. I'm guessing 70s-era birthday.

    Won't exactly fund my retirement, but it's a nice-looking gun. Some of those department-store guns were really pretty.
     
  6. JDSD4L

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    Thanks guys for all the input.
     
  7. 243winxb

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    New $290. Used, anywhere from $175 upwards.
     

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