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Mossberg 590 vs 590a1

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Cudaterry, May 27, 2010.

  1. Cudaterry

    Cudaterry Sherwood, OR New Member

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    Can anyone tell me the difference between the 590 and the 590A1. It appears that the 590A1 is slightly more expense when configured the same way

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  2. A2theK

    A2theK Olympia Member

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    The 590A1 has a heavier barrel, steel safety, and steel trigger guard.
     
  3. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    what he said. Mine includes ghost ring sights too.
     
  4. Cudaterry

    Cudaterry Sherwood, OR New Member

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    Hmmm that is what I thought the difference is between the 500 and the 590. I guess I have it mixed up

    t
     
  5. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    590 has a bayo lug, 500 doesn't. 590 has ghost rings and afaik, 500 doesn't. 590 is parkered, 500 is blue (again, afaik). 590 has thumb safety and i'm not sure where the 500 is...

    but the diff. between the 590 and 590 A1 is the heavier bbl, steel safe/trig.group, that i do know.
     
  6. Cudaterry

    Cudaterry Sherwood, OR New Member

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    Ok, thanks guys

    terry
     
  7. Tornado-Technologies

    Tornado-Technologies Hillsboro Active Member

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    A couple of corrections on the above posts:

    - 590A1 trigger packs are aluminum, not steel.
    - Not all 590's have a bayonet lug, only the 9 shot versions do.
     
  8. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    The 590A1 is parkerized and the 590 is blued according to Mossbergs web site.
     
  9. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have a regular 590 9 shot, parkerized,w/bayonet lug & ghost ring sights? :confused: what's up?
     
  10. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    Me too!!:thumbup: