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 Post subject: Have a Mossberg 500 rifle sight question.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:01 am 
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Hey,

Can I chop a 24" Mossberg 500 barrel which has rifle sights on it down to 18.5" and reinstall the front rifle sight blade?

I traded the 24" barrel for an 18.5" with a bead sight and never noticed how the front blade of the rifle sight on the 24" barrel was attached.

I can get the 24" barrel back but I won't bother if I can't reinstall the blade after it's cut.

Why do I want an 18.5" barrel with rifle sights? No real reason, I just do.

Thanks.




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 Post subject: Re: Have a Mossberg 500 rifle sight question.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:03 pm 
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No one has rifle sights on their Mossberg they can look at?


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 Post subject: Re: Have a Mossberg 500 rifle sight question.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:15 am 
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Sec. Brb.

Ok, it's silver soldered or brazed. Probably soldered. No screws. The barrel's the same diam at 18 1/2" as it is at 24 so it's going to fit the curvature of the barrel. The rear sight thingy with the slot is height adjustable so you could get it set with the new length. Looks like a pretty straight forward project to me but that's me.


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 Post subject: Re: Have a Mossberg 500 rifle sight question.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:18 am 
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The front and rear sights are soldered to the 24" slug barrel, as they also are to the old 20" riot barrels. My front sight is non-adjustable and my rear fold down sight has five gradations marked.

I do not think that it is worthwhile to pay a gunsmith $70+ to correctly solder the front sight ramp so that it is not canted when the bolt lug is locked to the shortened barrel, plus the small cost to cold blue around the ramp.

I recommend that you keep the security barrel. A typical HD confrontation is 7 yards or less, exactly where a bead is sufficient. Police today use AR-15's for more range, and back in the day, rifle sights on shotgun barrels made sense for police. If you think that you need more range, then you need to add an AR-15 to your gear. Remember the old saying, A shotgun is not a rifle.

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 Post subject: Re: Have a Mossberg 500 rifle sight question.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:09 pm 
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Had me wondering there, WFB. Mine's the slotted back sight one, not the soldered back. This pic is my type. Not my pic, though.

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Sounds like the same front, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Have a Mossberg 500 rifle sight question.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:17 am 
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That is also what I have, sir, the fold down rear sight. I thought that it was soldered to the barrel, but I have poor eyesight. I had no clue that it sits in a dovetail. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Have a Mossberg 500 rifle sight question.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:16 am 
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Understood. Got three diff pairs of glasses here, too. ;)




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