I joined up here a few weeks back and have just been watching and haven't really had any questions until now. You all seem to know a thing or two about shotguns so I figured why not ask about the Mossberg 5500 MKII.
What gives with this shotgun? I never heard of it until today while looking for other auto-loaders. It seems the shotgun wasn't produced for very long, why was that? Was it a horrible shotgun?
I have an opportunity to purchase one for about $100 bucks. The only two issues that are known is the charging/operation handle are missing, and it won't fire a round, so it is going to need a little work.
The question(s) I suppose are...
1) Is the shotgun worth owning, reliable or a ton of issues?
2) Anyone have a rough idea on what it would cost to fix it? I found an operation handle for about $8, but what would I have to replace WORST case scenario for it to fire? The whole trigger assembly? Maybe a broken firing pin? What kind of repair cost would I be looking at?
The one issue I was able to find out about the 5500 MKII was that it didn't like to extract spent rounds. Someone pointed out the fact that the internal parts weren't finished in the greatest of fashion and that if you clean the burrs off of it than the shotgun works fine.
Thanks for the help!
P.S. This would be used here in Oregon for bird hunting and some clays.