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 Post subject: 20 gauge foreends
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:47 pm 
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Location: New Zealand
I have a 20 gauge 500,I have noticed the various foreends for the 12 ga are plentiful but there is not much choice in the 20....has anyone here had success fitting a 12 ga part to a 20 ga shotgun?.I realise they will be a different size but as I am a machinist and have access to a lathe and mill etc I can easily make an adapter if that is feasible,just wanting to know if others have tried this route......




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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge foreends
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:28 pm 
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Location: Ozarks in Arkansas
I too was wondering that . I seen a OD green synthetic one I like for a 20ga. The add said measure the forearm slide . Do I measure the whole forearm length


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge foreends
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:34 pm 
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Location: Spokane, WA
I installed a Maverick 88 12 gauge synthetic forend with pinned action bars on a 20 gauge Model 500, and it works just fine. Mossberg uses the same size receiver for their 12 and 20 gauge 500 series shotguns. The fit is a bit loose on the magazine tube, but it functions well. Of course this is replacing the whole assembly, tube and all. Fitting a 12 gauge forend to a 20 gauge forend tube would require sleeving.

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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge foreends
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:20 am 
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This place has lots of Mossberg stocks for the 500C. https://www.havlinsales.com/
I've bought several synthetic 20 gauge stock and forend sets from them. As for your question it would seem that you could fabricate a cylindrical shim that you could insert into a 12 gauge forend to make it fit on a 20 gauge action slide.


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