MOSSBERG 500A

PRICE: R 12,500.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1961

FEATURES:

MAKE Mossberg
MODEL 500A
CALIBER 12 Gauge
ACTION Pump-Action
CAPACITY 8+1
CONDITION Very good to excellent used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Mossberg 500 is a series of pump action shotguns manufactured by O.F. Mossberg & Sons, first introduced in 1960 and still manufactured and distributed today in many variants.
The name “Model 500” covers an entire family of pump shotguns designed to chamber 3-inch (76 mm) “magnum” shells.
The “500A” designation simply indicates that it is the 12 gauge variant of the Model 500.

Intended for use in harsh and dirty conditions, such as waterfowl hunting or combat, the Model 500 series is designed to be easy to clean and maintain.
All Model 500s feature interchangeable barrels, which may be removed without the use of tools, by loosening a screw on the end of the magazine tube, allowing the barrel to be removed.

Dual action bars connect the fore-end to the bolt, and generous clearances between the steel action bars and their receiver channels reduce wear on the aluminium receiver while allowing the shotgun to function with the presence of dirt or debris.
The Model 500’s bolt locks into a recess located on the top of the steel barrel instead of the receiver itself, thus allowing the use of lightweight aluminum instead of steel.
The trigger housing and safety button are made of plastic to reduce cost.

Mossberg 500s in various configurations have been and continue to be substantially used by police and military forces worldwide (particularly in the USA) and are generally considered to be one of the best, most reliable pump-action shotguns in the world.
Due to this popularity, there are very many aftermarket accessories and parts available for these shotguns.

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FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in very good to excellent, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish is still very good to excellent with no discernible marks or scratches to the barrel nor receiver, and only some wear on the magazine tube under the for-end.
It is fitted with a heat-shield, pistol grip with telescopic stock and removable cheek riser, aftermarket polymer for-end with bottom and side Picatinny rails, top mounted Picatinny rail, and removable side saddle shell holder.
It includes a single-point sling with quick detach fitting.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is very well suited for home self-defense.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:

  • SADPA DMG
  • MPDS Multi-gun
  • IPSC Manual Shotgun – however a longer magazine tube would be preferable.
  • 3GN – however a longer magazine tube would be preferable.
  • PIN SHOOTING – Shotgun event

It is also suitable for wing-shooting and bird hunting, although longer barreled shotguns are preferable.

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