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Posted: 6/19/2011 8:23:42 AM EDT
I'm looking to purchase a few spare parts for my 590a1, Can anbody out there tell me which parts seem to break the most? parts that one wishes they had spare parts for the 590a1, or always seem to need extra of. I'm buying extra gun parts for my guns from Brownells,  If so can you list them in order

thank you in advance.

WC6

PS. I know people would also be intrested in the Remmy 870 also,
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 11:00:33 AM EDT
Ammo for both, that's it.



Maybe for the 590A1 the safety, but nothing else.
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 12:17:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WildChild6:
I'm looking to purchase a few spare parts for my 590a1, Can anbody out there tell me which parts seem to break the most? parts that one wishes they had spare parts for the 590a1, or always seem to need extra of. I'm buying extra gun parts for my guns from Brownells,  If so can you list them in order

thank you in advance.

WC6

PS. I know people would also be intrested in the Remmy 870 also,


WildChild––

I had an idea to make this very same post just the other day.

The 590A1 seems like a pretty robust design, but let's maybe refine the query into: what spares are advisable for long-term hard use––TEOTHAWKI armed with with the 590A1––vs. what parts might conceivably break with casual range use.

I've heard that the mag spring could use an upgrade to a Wolf spring (true or false?) and that spare parts for the safety are a good idea because owing to Mossberg's design a broken safety will render the shotgun totally inoperable (true or false?).

What about extractor/ejector/firing pins?

I'm all ears.

––Eight_Ring
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 5:22:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gravity3694:
Ammo for both, that's it.

Maybe for the 590A1 the safety, but nothing else.


we have that covered!!


Link Posted: 6/19/2011 6:29:27 PM EDT
You will wear out the trigger pin hole before you break a part.  Get a magazine spring as the ones Mossy ships are frail.


Link Posted: 6/19/2011 9:17:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By scottrh2:
You will wear out the trigger pin hole before you break a part.  Get a magazine spring as the ones Mossy ships are frail.


http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q319/amynruss/vrwxo7.jpg


Camp Lejeune?
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 11:21:33 PM EDT



Originally Posted By WildChild6:



Originally Posted By scottrh2:

You will wear out the trigger pin hole before you break a part.  Get a magazine spring as the ones Mossy ships are frail.





http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q319/amynruss/vrwxo7.jpg




Camp Lejeune?


I forgot to mention that. The factory spring on the 9 shot 590A1 is about 22 inches and is very weak. I bought an 870 +2 extension spring and put that one in mine.



 
Link Posted: 6/20/2011 6:16:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gravity3694:

Originally Posted By WildChild6:
Originally Posted By scottrh2:
You will wear out the trigger pin hole before you break a part.  Get a magazine spring as the ones Mossy ships are frail.


http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q319/amynruss/vrwxo7.jpg


Camp Lejeune?

I forgot to mention that. The factory spring on the 9 shot 590A1 is about 22 inches and is very weak. I bought an 870 +2 extension spring and put that one in mine.
 



OK, I'm convinced.  I do have the long mag tube (9).  Is the Wolf spring the best available option?


––Eight_Ring
Link Posted: 6/20/2011 6:22:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2011 6:25:21 AM EDT by Gravity3694]







Originally Posted By Eight_Ring:
Originally Posted By Gravity3694:
Originally Posted By WildChild6:






Originally Posted By scottrh2:



You will wear out the trigger pin hole before you break a part.  Get a magazine spring as the ones Mossy ships are frail.
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q319/amynruss/vrwxo7.jpg

Camp Lejeune?




I forgot to mention that. The factory spring on the 9 shot 590A1 is about 22 inches and is very weak. I bought an 870 +2 extension spring and put that one in mine.



 

OK, I'm convinced.  I do have the long mag tube (9).  Is the Wolf spring the best available option?
––Eight_Ring







Yes, the Wolf spring is the best aftermarket.





I myself used a Remington 870 extension spring since that's what I had on hand. I actually use my factory Mossberg 590A1 spring in my 870P when I don't use an extension; otherwise I would of just threw it away.
 
Link Posted: 6/20/2011 11:33:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WildChild6:
Originally Posted By scottrh2:
You will wear out the trigger pin hole before you break a part.  Get a magazine spring as the ones Mossy ships are frail.


http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q319/amynruss/vrwxo7.jpg


Camp Lejeune?



Yep.  PMO pix.

Link Posted: 6/20/2011 11:52:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By scottrh2:
Originally Posted By WildChild6:
Originally Posted By scottrh2:
You will wear out the trigger pin hole before you break a part.  Get a magazine spring as the ones Mossy ships are frail.


http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q319/amynruss/vrwxo7.jpg


Camp Lejeune?



Yep.  PMO pix.



I left there back in 00. Western Ave still the main place to go? That Jville mall was  the place to be!!
Link Posted: 6/20/2011 1:28:20 PM EDT
I replaced my plastic safety with an over sized metal one & dropped in an after market mag tube spring.
I purchased a spare firing pin & spring but havent needed them so far.
I didnt buy the firing pin due to any known issues.
I have a spare pin & spring for all of my weapons.
Firing pin & spring are available through www.gunpartscorp.com for around $30.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 8:42:29 AM EDT
I'm using brownells website
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 10:12:41 AM EDT
I use the wolf x power mag spring its the best,I agree the mossberg factory spring sucks.I have a spare Bolt and spare trigger housing although those are 500 model parts they fit and function fine.So until I can get 590A1 spares of those 2 types those will suffice.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 6:11:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Eight_Ring:
I've heard that the mag spring could use an upgrade to a Wolf spring (true or false?) and that spare parts for the safety are a good idea because owing to Mossberg's design a broken safety will render the shotgun totally inoperable (true or false?).

What about extractor/ejector/firing pins?

I'm all ears.

––Eight_Ring


False (kinda)

A 500/590 will shoot without any safety parts, but if the button breaks and the detent ball falls out the safety might go on/off easily and be in “on safe” position when you least expect it.

The part I've most replaced over the years include:

Safety button, plate, spring and detent ball.

Ejector and screw (the screw comes loose and the ejector falls out)

Magazine spring

I could count on one hand the number of firing pins, extractors, and trigger groups than have needed replacement.

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