Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

A fun Mossberg-500 modification...

Discussion in 'Shotgun Discussion' started by Stomper, May 30, 2015.

  1. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,912
    Likes Received:
    19,569
    Since I already have three upgraded Mossberg 500's (metal trigger groups and metal tang safety levers) identically kitted up in "combat" configuration and don't feel the need to invest in any 590 goodness, I thought it through a little bit and decided to do a little work on one of mine to see if I could kit one up to mount a bayonet on it without it looking like a crappy bolt-on "afterthought" contraption. I selected the one on the far right that has the newer style barrel nut that is a wee bit thicker than the two older style ones to the left.
    image.jpg

    I took out the barrel nut and turned the front portion of it down in my drill press using (sacrificing actually) a flat mill (aka bastard) file to the proper diameter of the bayonet's barrel mount, while leaving enough of the knurling so you can still twist it off by hand without tools. This is the ONLY permanent modification in the entire project, and if you screw it up you can get a new one online for cheap... low risk operation.
    image.jpg

    I was going to completely fab the rear mounting lug from all the sheite I have in my scrap brick-a-brak stuff behind my workshop, but I found the perfectly configured "doo-dad" online for $20 that solved the mag-tube mounting method, front sling mount point, and "sleeknes" concerns I was wrestling with. The bonus was it has two small very low-profile pic-rails (one on either side) to mount a light to if I want, yet not be a snag point should I leave them empty... BRILLIANT!
    image.jpg

    With a dab of blue loctite on the bolts/screws of the rear lug, the whole thing is rock-frikin'-solid and looks as close to "factory purposed" as a garage malcontent and his M500 can get, as well as still be field stripped w/o tools. Just try and wrestle this pig out of someone's hands now!! o_O:D
    image.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2015
  2. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    122
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,912
    Likes Received:
    19,569

    LOL... THAT'S the kit I bought (after I turned down the barrel nut), but didn't care for the front-end assembly (which I didn't need anyway).

    I'm going to do this mod to my remaining two M500's. The cool part is, I have it rigged so that Amazon.com makes a donation to Oregon Firearms Education Foundation (aka OFF) every time I make a purchase on their website... Win-Win.... LOL
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2015
    nwwoodsman, B5Ben and Sgt Nambu like this.
  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    6,740
    Likes Received:
    10,943
    The spread on that shotgun will tear that blade off the first time you fire it!!!!

    :s0111:

    Cool little project.
     
    Stomper likes this.
  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    6,740
    Likes Received:
    10,943
    I'd like one with a cattle prod sticking out the front...
     
    Diamondback, BoonDocks36 and Stomper like this.
  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    7,589
    Likes Received:
    10,707
    Sweet mod! I notice that there is one for Rem 870's also. It's so cheap.....why not! Good job Stomp!
     
    BoonDocks36 and Stomper like this.
  7. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    2,196
    Likes Received:
    4,351
    If you shoot first wont the blade be going into mush?
     
    Stomper likes this.
  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,912
    Likes Received:
    19,569
    Jeez guys, just how far do you think shot (of any size) spreads out within the first 12" of its trajectory, even with a cylinder bore? (hint... it ain't much ;) )

    LMAO
     
  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    6,740
    Likes Received:
    10,943
    Hopefully mine came across with sarcasm;).

    I'm starting to think about the cattle prod thing though... I'd name her Shocky:D
     
  10. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    2,196
    Likes Received:
    4,351
    I meant after you tenderize the meat with a round or two from that thing, the blade will be poking hamburger.
     
    BoonDocks36 and Stomper like this.
  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,912
    Likes Received:
    19,569

    LOL.... NOW me understand! :D
     
    BoonDocks36 likes this.
  12. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    4,907
    Likes Received:
    5,856
    Because sometimes those spiders aren't going to kill themselves on the ceiling.
    10922856_1444285719179754_4275717733544172659_n.jpg
     
    muskoka, No_Regerts, KayDee7 and 2 others like this.
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,912
    Likes Received:
    19,569
    o_O That's a 590.... you CHEATER! :D
     
    KayDee7 and Dyjital like this.
  14. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,153
    Likes Received:
    1,224
    why you have 3 of them? One on each floor of the house, or what's the rationale?
     
    clearconscience and BoonDocks36 like this.
  15. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    3,376
    Likes Received:
    6,985
    New York reload.
     
  16. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    6,472
    Likes Received:
    7,697
    If you have short arms, the extra 12" helps.

    win pump 12 002.JPG
     
  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,912
    Likes Received:
    19,569

    Because... one is none, two is one, and three is glee. o_O


    Actually, I bought the one on the left back in '90 (or so) just like you see it. The one in the middle was a used 26" barreled bird gun (originally) that I bought in '10 (or so) for duck/goose hunting, but have since bought a Weatherby SA-08 for that purpose. The one on the right was given to me by my dad (sans the heat shield and speed-feed stock) a couple years ago as he couldn't use it anymore.

    That being said, in another thread where I posted these I mentioned I'm not the only capable defender in my household, and I can whip them out of the gun safe (I maintain control of them) and issue them to my "wingmen" in a SHTF situation.

    So like I said... one is none, two is one, and three is glee. o_O:D
     
    Sgt Nambu, KayDee7 and Dyjital like this.
  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,912
    Likes Received:
    19,569

    Ahem.... that's what she said.... cough, cough... ;):D
     
    No_Regerts, KayDee7 and Dyjital like this.
  19. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    142

    No.
     
  20. Diamondback

    Diamondback A cold, wet green Hell Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,925
    Likes Received:
    2,712
    "I want Tasers on full charge!"
    --Robert Muldoon, game warden, Jurassic Park
     
    No_Regerts and Joe13 like this.