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3skulls

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I have been reading so much info, I think I'm in overload.

Pretty much want a new shotgun and have made up my mind to go with a Mossberg.

Want:
590a1 for sure.
8+1 20"
bayo lug

Don't want/care about:
The tri-rail forend. Read reviews that the bottom rail will eat up your hand.?
The Blackwater labels.

So I keep finding the Tactical Tri-Rail and the Blackwater.
Is the 51668 590a1-LE model still available?
Will I have to pickup the Tri-Rail or the Blackwater and just change out forends?

Thanks for the help and advice.
 

Rossignol

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Hello and hi! Welcome to MO and I hope we can help!

I have a 590A1, model 51660.

It is the 20", standard stock and forend with bead sight. It has the bayonet lug too!

I did an image search for "Mossberg model 51660" and found several of mine! So heres a pic of mine and the only thing I not factory here is the stock which is a Hogue short LOP (12"). Oh, and the sling and sling attachment point...
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3skulls

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That's perfect, thank you.
I have seen that photo many times over the past few days. Now I have a number to work with.

None of the local shops have any of the 590a1 models. I would really like to get a feel for it before I buy something online. There is a show coming up in a couple of weeks. I'm hoping I can get something there.

I'll take a look around for the 51660.

Thanks again!!
 

Rossignol

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Sure thing man!

I had to order mine, sight unseen and had only previously handled a Mossberg 500. Not a single regret. :D
 

LAZY EYED SNIPER

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I've got a model 51663.

It's the same as the one pictured above, but with ghost ring sights...
 

3skulls

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How much did those GRS run you? I'm guessing you have to get a gunsmith to install them if you don't have that skill?
 

Rossignol

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3skulls said:
How much did those GRS run you? I'm guessing you have to get a gunsmith to install them if you don't have that skill?

Model 51663, ghost ring sights are factory! No installation required on the buyers end, this pic is box stock! ;)

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3skulls

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Ok that's the one I want!!

This site is awesome.
Thanks guys!

So how how rare is this model number? I found one for sale so far. (most places out of stock)
Kinda hoping to wait for the show but no idea if any would show up there.
 

LAZY EYED SNIPER

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Sorry I'm late, but looks like your question got answered.

Took me a while to track mine down, but they're out there. Ordered mine on-line from Bud's...
 

3skulls

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Damn it.
Got up today ready to buy the ONE I found. Got my FFL to fax over their info. Hit send on the payment and got declined. My bank messed up my deposit today (put in the cash I had saved up)
Gave the guy at the shop a call to let him know that the fax coming in was for me and that as soon as my bank fixed the problem, I would put the order in.

He asked which gun so I told him. He said " wait I just got an order in for that model number" Long story short, the gun was sold while I was on the phone with the bank. Only one in stock.
FTW
 

LAZY EYED SNIPER

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Keep at it!

I'm sure you'll be able to track one down. My LGS here in Nashville had one on the wall last time I was there. I'll check in and see if they still have it. If they do, I'll shoot ya a PM with their info if you're interested...
 

3skulls

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That would be very kind of you sir. I'm just north of you up in Louisville.

Are the 590a1 models just hard to come by or what?
 

LAZY EYED SNIPER

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They're a bit harder to find than many other models.

It's been my experience that whatever I end up looking for turns out to be hard to find. Murphy's Law I guess...
 

Rossignol

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They all seem to be hard to come by right now...

LES, thats mighty kind of you to check into that! I looked at the online store for one here in cincy. They actually have a pretty good stock of arms, but only one 590A1, an 18 1/2" bead sight with Speed Feed stock.
 

LAZY EYED SNIPER

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Meh, I do what I can.

The shop owners are some really good folks and if I can help them out while helping one of our members it's a win-win in my book...
 

3skulls

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What do you guys think of the 590a1 SPX model?

Found one in my state for about $50 more plus free shipping.

Ha! I just asked my girl, why is everything I want so hard to find. She said, you are just picky.
 

Rossignol

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The SPX model is much like the one LES had mentioned, but with the receiver mounted picatinny rail and LPA sights. The sight profile is a little higher than the OFM factory GRS. My only concern with the taller GRS is cheek weld, but many people own them and have no complaint. I havent ever fired one to be able to say.

The SPX model also has the shorter barrel, 18 1/2" and is a 5 + 1 capacity.

As for the cost, those LPA sights are pretty expensive if you were to buy them on your own, so at only $50 more for the gun, I say its a good price!

I'm hopeful some else can offer some better experience or opinions here!
 

LAZY EYED SNIPER

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^ Yeah, what whatsisface said.

It should come with a bayonet as well. One word of caution though. Be sure to check the alignment of the FSB (front sight base). The SPX models have a bad reputation for leaving the factory with canted front sights...
 
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