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Posted: 12/15/2010 4:04:22 PM EDT
Greetings all,

In a trade I got a Mossberg 500 that is well used. A little rust on the barrel and magazine tube, but I plan on having it duracoated anyways. My buddy says it cycles and shoots fine, its been too cold and nasty to get to the range and test it.

My question is in regards to the action slide. Both of the bars wobble side to side a bit more than I would like. I have pumped it over 100 times with no problems. Is this normal with the 500 or is this a problem that I should look into a new action slide? If a new slide is needed, what length should I get?

Thanks,
Craighttp://www.ar15.com/forums/manageTopic.html?b=6&f=1#
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 4:11:55 PM EDT
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Quoted:
Greetings all,

In a trade I got a Mossberg 500 that is well used. A little rust on the barrel and magazine tube, but I plan on having it duracoated anyways. My buddy says it cycles and shoots fine, its been too cold and nasty to get to the range and test it.

My question is in regards to the action slide. Both of the bars wobble side to side a bit more than I would like. I have pumped it over 100 times with no problems. Is this normal with the 500 or is this a problem that I should look into a new action slide? If a new slide is needed, what length should I get?

Thanks,
Craighttp://www.ar15.com/forums/manageTopic.html?b=6&f=1#


Generally speaking: Wobble is normal on a Mossberg. It affects nothing. Unless yours is broken at the pump handle, it's normal. Mossberg built like tank. Um good.  
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 4:43:40 PM EDT
[#2]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Greetings all,

In a trade I got a Mossberg 500 that is well used. A little rust on the barrel and magazine tube, but I plan on having it duracoated anyways. My buddy says it cycles and shoots fine, its been too cold and nasty to get to the range and test it.

My question is in regards to the action slide. Both of the bars wobble side to side a bit more than I would like. I have pumped it over 100 times with no problems. Is this normal with the 500 or is this a problem that I should look into a new action slide? If a new slide is needed, what length should I get?

Thanks,
Craighttp://www.ar15.com/forums/manageTopic.html?b=6&f=1#


Generally speaking: Wobble is normal on a Mossberg. It affects nothing. Unless yours is broken at the pump handle, it's normal. Mossberg built like tank. Um good.  



That's what I was thinking, but wanted to be sure. I have a few pieces to replace, the forearm and ejector so one less is great.

Thanks,
Craig
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 8:08:44 PM EDT
[#3]
Before you buy a replacement forearm, you'll want to measure the length of the action slide.  Mossberg has used two different lengths:  7-5/8" and 6-1/2".
If you go to http://www.havlinsales.com/default.htm and select "Modern Shotgun Parts" (and then scroll down a little bit), you'll see a photo of what to measure.

Most replacement forearms are 7-5/8".  If your action slide is 6-1/2", Hogue makes  a replacement forearm nut (it's longer than the OEM) to adapt the longer forearm to your shorter action slide.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 10:54:44 PM EDT
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Is this normal with the 500t?

Thanks,
Craighttp://www.ar15.com/forums/manageTopic.html?b=6&f=1#


Completely normal.  It might be a bit rattley, but it takes a lot of mud and muck to bind up a Mosberg action.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 12:33:06 AM EDT
[#5]
Sturdy rifle (gun?). Mine is a little tighter than that but I think I may have screwed up when I changed the pump fore grip, not sure what to call it.
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