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Posted: 4/23/2007 9:27:30 AM EDT
Sorry I don't have pics.  Need an answer fast.  Mossberg 500 18.5" bbl. wood forearm and pistol grip only.  Receiver is pretty worn and steel parts are rusty on the outside.  Mechanics look great, just a little gunked up.  I figured it might make a good truck gun  buy or pass for $85?
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 9:30:48 AM EDT
[#1]
Buy it. It's $85.00 clean it up and use it.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 9:31:17 AM EDT
[#2]
I would pass


My 500 with syn. furniture 95% from pawn shop for 110$

if it is really 40-50% the price seems high.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 9:33:29 AM EDT
[#3]
if it's 40-50%, i'd offer $50 at most.


it will take you some time to clean it up, and some parts need replacing.  if a gun is at 40%, it's seen some real abuse...
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 9:34:50 AM EDT
[#4]
No- Ive seen much better condition 500's in the $100 range at pawns and gunshows.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 9:36:52 AM EDT
[#5]

Quoted:
if it's 40-50%, i'd offer $50 at most.


it will take you some time to clean it up, and some parts need replacing.  if a gun is at 40%, it's seen some real abuse...



Yep---------------no more than $50
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 9:38:05 AM EDT
[#6]
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 9:44:41 AM EDT
[#7]

Quoted:
Sorry I don't have pics.  Need an answer fast.  Mossberg 500 18.5" bbl. wood forearm and pistol grip only.  Receiver is pretty worn and steel parts are rusty on the outside.  Mechanics look great, just a little gunked up.  I figured it might make a good truck gun  buy or pass for $85?


I'd buy it if I had a use/place for it.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 9:45:53 AM EDT
[#8]
What has to be done to a 500 to get it to 40-50%?
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 9:49:19 AM EDT
[#9]
Ten dor'ra you eech.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 9:50:15 AM EDT
[#10]
You can pick up 95% plus 500's at a pawnshop for $100 to $120.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:13:43 AM EDT
[#11]
I got him down to $60.  I asked him if I could shoot the gun before he started the paperwork, so he grabbed a couple of shells and we headed to his backyard.  Pulled the trigger, which was very spongy, nothing happened.  I guess it is gunked up really really badly.  Needless to say I left without the mossberg.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:15:16 AM EDT
[#12]

Quoted:
I got him down to $60.  I asked him if I could shoot the gun before he started the paperwork, so he grabbed a couple of shells and we headed to his backyard.  Pulled the trigger, which was very spongy, nothing happened.  I guess it is gunked up really really badly.  Needless to say I left without the mossberg.



wise, very wise

check out the pawnshops, you really should be able to find one for around a c-note in good shape
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:21:52 AM EDT
[#13]
wish i could find a 500 for around a 100 bucks at the pawn shops, guess i need to look harder. most of them want more than the price of a new one.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:31:19 AM EDT
[#14]
I figured if I could get it for $60 it would be a good deal because I want something like that for a truck/beater gun that I can take with me when I am traveling and keep at my apt. when I'm at school.  That sucks that it didn't fire, but I wasn't sure that it would based upon its appearance.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:35:34 AM EDT
[#15]
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:40:59 AM EDT
[#16]
That was exactly my thinking.  If it fired it would have been one thing, because I didn't care about condition for the purpose I had in mind, but when it didn't go bang, I thought $60 for the gun and god knows how much to get it running.  I would say by the time I got it running I would have just been better off to buy a new one in the first place.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:52:27 AM EDT
[#17]

Quoted:
Ten dor'ra you eech.


No!  Ten dorra, all.  Me first.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:53:49 AM EDT
[#18]
Id offer no more than 70, 50 is more like it
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:55:33 AM EDT
[#19]
You did the right thing.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:59:10 AM EDT
[#20]

Quoted:
I got him down to $60.  I asked him if I could shoot the gun before he started the paperwork, so he grabbed a couple of shells and we headed to his backyard.  Pulled the trigger, which was very spongy, nothing happened.  I guess it is gunked up really really badly.  Needless to say I left without the mossberg.
 paperwork?


was this an FFL?  from your posts, i was assuming it was a private sale...
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:59:27 AM EDT
[#21]
Bought my 590 at Dick's for $400. Couldn't be more happy. I'd pass on this though.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 10:59:51 AM EDT
[#22]
I paid $25 for a probably 85-90% Mossberg Maverick that wouldn't fire in the same way you described. I called Mossberg, told them that the gun cycled fine but wouldn't "go bang". I sent it to them at their request. They fixed the problem (never did find out what it was) and sent it back to me with an owners manual, cable lock (woohoo!) and a retail shipping box.

$25 for gun, $9 for shipping = happy Mossberg customer.

If it were me I would have no problem low balling this guy big time on the price. If he takes it, you may have yourself a beater 12G for real cheap.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 11:00:39 AM EDT
[#23]

Quoted:
I got him down to $60.  I asked him if I could shoot the gun before he started the paperwork, so he grabbed a couple of shells and we headed to his backyard.  Pulled the trigger, which was very spongy, nothing happened.  I guess it is gunked up really really badly.  Needless to say I left without the mossberg.


guess that answered my question...
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 11:00:52 AM EDT
[#24]

Quoted:
Bought my 590 at Dick's for $400. Couldn't be more happy. I'd pass on this though.
A1, right?
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 12:38:04 PM EDT
[#25]

Quoted:
I got him down to $60.  I asked him if I could shoot the gun before he started the paperwork, so he grabbed a couple of shells and we headed to his backyard.  Pulled the trigger, which was very spongy, nothing happened.  I guess it is gunked up really really badly.  Needless to say I left without the mossberg.


I would have waved a U.S. Grant in front of him and gone away happy, with the gun in hand. There probably isn't anything wrong that a good cleaning a maybe a few cheap parts wouldn't fix. If nothing else you could part the thing out on ebay and double your money at minimum. My guess is that you could have gotten a perfectly serviceable gun for just a little effort cleaning and lubing.

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