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Thread: M500 Furniture ?'s

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    M500 Furniture ?'s

    Well now, after reading the discussion regarding longbow's search for a new shotgun, I had to get me one! Actually I'd been looking for one for awhile, kinda' miss not having a 20 ga. in the cabinet. I found a very gently used M500 at the LGS for $299 and brought it home. A friend remarked upon seeing it "If I knew you were lookin' I'd have sold you my old 12 ga. One thing led to another and it also came home with me. I wasn't especially looking for another 12 but when he mentioned it had THREE barrels, well hey, it sounded good to me.

    It is a "combo" gun, M500A, 28" VR ported shot barrel with 4 tubes, a 24" cantilever rifled slug barrel and a 20" VR "Police" barrel threaded for tubes. My only problem with it is the LOP, 14.25"". A 13" pull fits me better, but this gun has plastic furniture. Numrich has oodles of wooden stocks and forends, BUT, my gun has a 7" forend and I'd really like a 9". My question is, will it fit? I know I'll need to pick up a forend wrench, no big deal, but will the longer forend fit this gun. It is a double bar, if that matters.
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    As far as I'm aware, the design never changed for the 500's. Any for end for a 500 should fit. You might not need to buy a wrench either. I remember taking the last one off with a flat piece of metal I found.

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    Try the Havlin Sales website for information on Mossberg 500 forearm length fitting concerns:

    https://www.havlinsales.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by megasupermagnum View Post
    As far as I'm aware, the design never changed for the 500's. Any for end for a 500 should fit. You might not need to buy a wrench either. I remember taking the last one off with a flat piece of metal I found.
    The design changed a little. The "quiet carry" forend added spring tension to the action bars, but they are interchangeable and use the same wood as the old ones.

    As a result, there are a lot of the more rattly older version out there available as spare parts.
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    RMc, many thanks for the link to Havlin Sales! Their prices are a little higher than Numrich but their website is much more detailed than Numrich's, at the least I'm sure I'm getting the parts I need.
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