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Old October 23, 2019, 20:19   #1
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Finally landed one - Military contract overrun Mossberg 500 MILS

One of my issued weapons while deployed to Iraq was a Mossberg shotgun. I was VERY fond of that shotgun for many reasons, especially during snap TCPs and while clearing buildings. I had always wanted to get my hands on one, or build a clone. Multiple years ago I leanred that Mossberg sold a limited number of US military contract overrun 500 MILS shotguns around 1999/2000, with a USA serial number prefix. The asking/selling prices for these shotguns is insane ($2K+ for NIB, used examples $1K+). I finally landed a solid example with original box, for a very reasonable price. It has been shot some, which is fine with me, as I plan to shoot the snot out of it!





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Old October 24, 2019, 00:11   #2
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No full length magazine tube?

Nice score though.
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Old October 24, 2019, 05:56   #3
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No full length magazine tube?

Nice score though.
Nope, they didn’t have one.
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Chink Shotty challenges Moss Borg to best-of-two benchrest 5-shot slug group.
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What's a snap TCP?
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Chink Shotty challenges Moss Borg to best-of-two benchrest 5-shot slug group.
Regarding “Chink Shotties,” S&W 3000s are excellent guns (Howa manufactured 870 knock-offs).

Cannot say that I have ever fired a shotgun off the bench. I’ll give it a go for why shits n’ giggles.
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Nice. I like my 8 shot Mossy 500. It was a standard shotgun but Numrich had a barrel and tube conversion I did to it many years ago. I like my 870 police magnum as well but never had any issues with the Moss and prefer the top safety. I have to confess though that my current "bump in the night" shotty is an older Ithaca 37 Game and Fish Dept. trade-in that will slam fire. I never liked it until I cleaned 40+ years of caked grease and dirt out of it. Man that old Ithaca is slick now and will lay down buck as fast as you can shuck it.
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I had one of those,





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One of my issued weapons while deployed to Iraq was a Mossberg shotgun. I was VERY fond of that shotgun for many reasons, especially during snap TCPs and while clearing buildings. I had always wanted to get my hands on one, or build a clone. Multiple years ago I leanred that Mossberg sold a limited number of US military contract overrun 500 MILS shotguns around 1999/2000, with a USA serial number prefix. The asking/selling prices for these shotguns is insane ($2K+ for NIB, used examples $1K+). I finally landed a solid example with original box, for a very reasonable price. It has been shot some, which is fine with me, as I plan to shoot the snot out of it!





People ask $1-2k for those?

I'm assuming there is a known serial # range?
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People ask $1-2k for those?

I'm assuming there is a known serial # range?
USA prefix.
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