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 Post subject: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:25 pm 
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I've noticed the Mossberg 500SP model # 50521 on a number of internet gun vendors' websites. It seems to be priced quite a bit less than the other comparable Mossberg models. Does anyone know why this particular model is so much cheaper in price? Is it a stripped down model with fewer features or is it cheaper because it is a parkerized model? The Mossberg catalog wasn't any help...




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 Post subject: re: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:24 am 
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You got me - the mossberg web site doesn't even show #50521 as a current model. Maybe that is why the good deal - old stock of a discontinued model?

You don't tell us much about it in your post such as how it is set up and price. Could you tell us more about it or provide some web links? If it is a great deal, some folks here might want to buy one.

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 Post subject: re: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:09 pm 
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http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/39622

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High security is fine; high maintenance isn't. Enter the Mossberg 500 Persuader shotguns -- the pump action shotguns you can count on for your security needs. Introduced in 1961, the Model 500 pump action utilizes an aluminum alloy receiver. The gun has a number of desirable features, including a barrel that is fully interchangeable, an easily manipulated top of receiver mounted safety, an anti jam elevator, dual extractors, and twin action bars for smooth and reliable operation. Model #50521 is available as a 6 shot with an 18" cylinder bore barrel, parkerized finish and includes a pistol grip kit.


New In Box. Part Number:50521


I just ordered one. The best I could tell, it's just the standard 500 in a parked finish. It also may have the longer forend?

Buds said they had plenty. I'm guessing it may have been a special order for Mil. or Police that changed their mind?

At $50 cheaper than the blued version, I figured I'd get one. I'll see what shows-up at my dealers next week.


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 Post subject: re: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:32 pm 
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hey, i just went to buds yesterday. to get a mossy 590 it was showing they had em on the site but when i get to the store they didnt have em. but just now noticed where it says their site an the store are two different things. i still think its a crock, but they have good prices so i'll wait em out .man, i had the money in hand too ...pk


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 Post subject: re: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:05 pm 
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heres one with a picture, http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/product ... s_id=94587
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thats a pretty awesome deal since you get the regular and pistol grip stock for that price... temping...

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 Post subject: re: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:53 am 
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BE CAREFUL: I noticed the description says parkarized, but the specifications say blue.

Make sure you check before you buy.

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 Post subject: re: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:22 pm 
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Picked it up today. It's basically a parkerized 500. Cheaper stock and forend than the normal 500. Stock is also 1/2 inch shorter than the standard. Came with PG, front swivel mount, manuel and lock. Receiver is also drilled and tapped for a rail. Not bad for the price.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/Dump1567/mossy.jpg?t=1190081870


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 Post subject: re: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:15 pm 
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A couple better pics. Added the better furniture, 4 shot side saddle and parked heat shield.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/Dump1567/moss-1.jpg?t=1190484798

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/Dump1567/moss-2.jpg?t=1190484765


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 Post subject: re: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:08 pm 
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Nice Gun ;) What sling is shown in the second picture? I would like to find a similar one for my 590.

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 Post subject: Re: re: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:39 pm 
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dwatts67 wrote:
Nice Gun ;) What sling is shown in the second picture? I would like to find a similar one for my 590.

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It's just an M1 Garand canvas sling. You can find them at most gun shows for under $10.00. Cheaper than dirt also sells an original military tan version.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MGR015-1393-1159.html


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 Post subject: Re: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:20 pm 
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So the 50521 has the standard tactical forend or a longer field type forend on the 20ga models. The pictures are a little confusing. I want a 12 gauge but desire the longer forend.

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http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267144&p=2278360#p2278360

The #50521 has the longer sporting forend that you like, sir. It is a pinned forend, so if you decide to upgrade to a Hogue forend, for example, you will also need to buy an action slide tube assembly.

I have the non-pinned sporting forends on my 835's and I like them. When pulled back, one will overlap about 1.75" of the front of the receiver, so a sidesaddle would have to be chosen accordingly. I do not like sidesaddles so it does not matter to me.

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 Post subject: Re: re: Why is Mossberg 50521 so much cheaper ($$$)?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:22 am 
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Dump1567 wrote:
Picked it up today. It's basically a parkerized 500. Cheaper stock and forend than the normal 500. Stock is also 1/2 inch shorter than the standard. Came with PG, front swivel mount, manuel and lock. Receiver is also drilled and tapped for a rail. Not bad for the price.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/Dump1567/mossy.jpg?t=1190081870


What makes the Stock and Forend cheaper than the normal (if their is a normal since there are so many varients) 500?

I recently bought the 50521. I bought it because it was $60 cheaper than the 50411 and had a parkerized barrel (which is usually an upgrade according to Mossberg).

I also like the look of the forend better than the "corn cobb" type and the recoil pad seems better on the 50521 than the 50411 since the 50411 is solid as opposed to "honeycombed".

So what makes the stock and forend better on the normal 500s? I know the 50521 forend is pinned like the Maverick 88 but besides the not being as easy to swap out, is it functionally inferior or less quality? Also the shoulder stock you say is shorter but what makes it inferior (besides shorter length which I and some others prefer for home defense)?

Not trying to start an argument. It's just that I am curious because I just bought the 50521 and it appears to me be superior to the 50411 imo (parkerized, better recoil pad, shorter shoulder stock, nicer looking forend). The only negative to some is the pinned forend (still can be swapped out for a little more money do to more parts) BUT shouldn't be a problem if you are not going to swap out like myself.




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