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 Post subject: Mossberg 28 Gauge
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:44 pm 
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Surprised to see that Mossberg does the 12, 20 and .410 in their model 500, but not the 28 Gauge. A limited run of 28 and why not.........do some 16. Both can be done on 20 gauge frames.




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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 28 Gauge
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:54 pm 
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shrike wrote:
Surprised to see that Mossberg does the 12, 20 and .410 in their model 500, but not the 28 Gauge. A limited run of 28 and why not.........do some 16. Both can be done on 20 gauge frames.



Mossberg made a 500B (16 gauge) in the past. They've never made a 500D (28 gauge). And bite your tongue about combining frames. IIRC, Mossbergs always had gauge specific frame.

I own a 28 gauge Wingmaster, but I'd sure like to see Mossberg make a 28. I think that would be cool. I wouldn't hold my breath, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 28 Gauge
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:45 pm 
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The slickest 28 gauge pump, in my opinion, is the Browning model 12.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 28 Gauge
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:26 am 
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Bladeswitcher wrote:
shrike wrote:
Surprised to see that Mossberg does the 12, 20 and .410 in their model 500, but not the 28 Gauge. A limited run of 28 and why not.........do some 16. Both can be done on 20 gauge frames.



Mossberg made a 500B (16 gauge) in the past. They've never made a 500D (28 gauge). And bite your tongue about combining frames. IIRC, Mossbergs always had gauge specific frame.


The 500B was built on the 500A frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 28 Gauge
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:10 pm 
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I just bought a Mossberg SA-28, 28 gauge semi-auto!
Lovely little gun, haven't had a chance to shoot it yet.
Comes in a nice hard plastic breakdown case.
5 choke tubes (mobilchoke) BUT it doesn't come with
the choke tube wrench! There is a spot molded in the
case about the shape that would hold a Beretta wrench,
but I can't find that in 28 gauge. I can find a 20 gauge wrench
in that shape, but not the 28 gauge. Any information on this
subject would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks!
Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 28 Gauge
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:11 pm 
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JJP. check behind the "trap door" underneath the top of choke tube case. Go Buckeyes!


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 28 Gauge
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:20 pm 
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JJP, sorry did not read your entire post. The key like wrench is supposed to be an universal wrench for all gauges. Mine took forever to change chokes so I bought a Briley speed wrench. Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 28 Gauge
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:03 pm 
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Lam101 wrote:
JJP. check behind the "trap door" underneath the top of choke tube case. Go Buckeyes!


Isn't the internet an AWESOME thing?!
It was right where you said it would be Lam101.
It is definitely the most generic wrench I've
ever seen, but it will work. Thanks!
Yeah definitely Go Buckeyes!
Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 28 Gauge
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:55 pm 
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And if I was going to shoot sporting clays
and need to change chokes during the
round, I would definitely need a speed
wrench. I'll probably be using it only for
skeet & maybe a little bird hunting so it
shouldn't be an issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 28 Gauge
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:47 pm 
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Shrike,

Mossberg does build a nice 28 gauge gun on the correct 28 gauge frame. The Silver Reserve 28 gauge gun is actually a very nice light 28 gauge gun. If you like to Grouse hunt with a 28 gauge gun I recommend this sweet Mossberg SR gun. Unfortunately the draw back is, they only come with SST, no DT, for the serious Grouse hunter. This gun has been sold out for a long time now, I can not put my hands on one even used.

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 28 Gauge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:09 pm 
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bearman49709 wrote:
Bladeswitcher wrote:
... IIRC, Mossbergs always had gauge specific frames.

The 500B was built on the 500A frame.


Thank you, bearman49709, you are correct.

madtrapper143 on another forum wrote:
The Mossberg 500 B was indeed built on a 12 ga frame... IIRC they stopped offering the 500 in 16 gauge about 1978 or so.
postoak on another forum wrote:
I owned a Mossberg 500B for awhile, as stated earlier it is on a 12 gauge frame.


That would make the Mossberg 500B receiver:
16 gauge Height - 2.465" [62.611 mm] Width - 1.403" [35.636 mm]

wfb18 wrote:
... Would someone with calipers and a Mossberg 500C and a Mossberg 500A please measure the widths of the receivers?
boray wrote:
Here are the numbers I got when I measured a couple of my 500s...

12 gauge Height - 2.465" [62.611 mm] Width - 1.403" [35.636 mm]
20 gauge Height - 2.403" [61.036 mm] Width - 1.302" [33.071 mm]


The Mossberg 500B 16 gauge was first shown in the 1963 Mossberg Shotguns - Rifles catalog and is in the 1974 catalog and 1974 advertisements. It weighed 6.5 pounds. Sweet! It may have been last mentioned in Gun Digest in 1976. It seems to have been discontinued about 1976-1978, but I do not have those Mossberg catalogs.

Bob in Maine wrote:
When was the last time Mossberg made a 16 gauge model 500?
natman wrote:
The last year I can find a mention of the 16 gauge 500 in Gun Digest is 1976. That might be off by a year or so either way and doesn't count any one off reissues.
longislandloco wrote:
I do believe it was about 1976-77, Model 500B.



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