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Model Identification Help: Which Mossberg 500 Do I Have?

Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by DHonovich, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. dwb

    dwb .410

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    Mine is a M500A Persuader, 18.5 barrel, fully parkerized finish, 5 shot mag tube, metal heat shield, Mesa Tactical 6 shot side saddle, MIL-STD-1913 picatinny rail, Primary Arms Red-Dot, and just recently installed Magpul SGA stock and forend. It came with the ATI M4 stock with pistol grip and I just never liked that on a shotgun. The Magpul stuff makes my old Mossy feel like a brand new gun, and way more comfortable to shoot.

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  2. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Good lookin' shotty!
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  3. dwb

    dwb .410

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    Thank you. The Magpul furniture made a world of difference, love it.
  4. 12gafun

    12gafun .270 WIN

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    Just picked up a new one just wondering manufacture data, couldn't find the serial # list on here anywhere. Serial # on new Mossy is V0555990 Thanks for any info
  5. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Congrats on you new Mossy. You need to email Mossberg for the born date on that one.
  6. 12gafun

    12gafun .270 WIN

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    Just got a reply back from Mossberg it was manufactured on March 2017
  7. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Thank you for posting your numbers. I'll update our data base.
  8. 12gafun

    12gafun .270 WIN

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    Just curious, I cannot find my model number on Mossbergs website, it's 50588. Has the pistol grip only, no butt stock. Just discovered it's the 50580 on there site, what's up witht the different model numbers.

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  9. romad

    romad .22LR

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    I have a 500 12 GA from 1988 and a 500 .410 cal from 2010. I've asked Mossberg for the actual build dates for both.
  10. Terry Moore

    Terry Moore Copper BB

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    I have an old 500. It has a single slide bar and an engraved bolt and elevator. I would like to find out when it was made but there is no serial number and appears to have never had one. Can anyone give me some ideas.
  11. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I can help a little. But that is limited.

    Since it only has one slide arm bar, that would be an early one because they later switched to having dual arms. I want to say in 1970 but I don't want to say for certain because I was never real great with dates and it's been a long time since I looked into it.

    The other thing you mentioned is it not having a serial number.

    That too would indicate an early gun.

    Serial numbers were not required on firearms until the passage of the 1968 gun control act (GCA). So, the fact that it only has a single slide arm and no serial, tells me that it was made sometime between 1960 when they were first introduced and no later than October 22, 1968. Or at least not within about 60-90 days later to give manufacturers updated guidelines as to what the law consists of, but nevertheless, the GCA was signed into law 10/22/68.

    This may not be all you were asking for, but it's probably as close of an answer that you'll ever get from anyone. Including Mossberg considering that it has no real identifying information.
  12. MarkS20

    MarkS20 .22LR

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    I'm guessing that that is a distributor special version. Likely something simple such as color combination that was sent to one distributor only.

    -- Mark
  13. Terry Moore

    Terry Moore Copper BB

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    Thank you very much. That was a big help.
  14. flintknapper

    flintknapper .22LR

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    I have two M500A Flex Security models . One for myself, one for my Adult Daughter, both identical.

    18.5" heavy walled breaching barrels. 6 shot tubes (plus one in the chamber= 7 rounds).

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  15. Mustachio

    Mustachio .410

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    Mine is a 500c in 20 Gauge. I changed out the skeet barrel for 18.5" for home defense. Can change back if I go skeet shooting.

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  16. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Good lookin' Mossy.
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  17. S.R. Crawford

    S.R. Crawford .22LR

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    I got this 500A a few years back, it was a field model that I put some work into. The stock forend got slick when wet and didn't feel right so I swapped out for a grip.

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