• Mossberg Owners is in the process of upgrading the software. Please bear with us while we transition to the new look and new upgraded software.

Shotgun Parts


Copper BB
One that was from a new gun disassembled to sale as individual parts.
Are they worth more that way? I have an extra stock set and trigger group for a 500A, plus barrel. I would not have expected the receiver for sell though.

old mossy

Global Moderator
Staff member
Global Moderator
You can post here for the discussion and questions of any shotgun related parts not by model.


What exactly is a take off receiver?

What a lot of people will do is buy a gun cheap and part it out. Often times, they are worth more as parts, especially barrels lately. Usually what is leftover is the receiver, and they might call it a "take off" when more specifically, parts are taken off of IT. ;) A bare or loaded receiver technically IS a gun legally, and is usually sold very cheaply because the new buyer (if in a different state or one that requires a BGC) will have to go through the hassle of a transfer OR be an FFL with parts to build it. A common receiver is often just stripped for parts (like you need) then destroyed and scrapped. Or given back at a gun buyback... :D

BTW, Welcome Aboard! :)


Premier Member
Welcome to the forum. Once you get the bug to build your own it can lead to many more builds. Good luck and post some pics when you are finished.