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I recently purchased a used Mossberg 500 and the magazine spring squeaks when shells are inserted. Any advice on oiling this? Is this normal??? Thanks...
 

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They all make noise to some degree, but some are worse that others. I think that most of the noise comes from the follower and not too much from the spring. You can try a very light coat of grease on the spring and follower and perhaps replace the follower with an aftermarket solid plastic type. The solid follower will quite things down quite a bit.

Report back and let us know how it worked out.
 

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Quite right there. Also because it is a used gun and you may not be aware of the history, cleaning the magazine tube isn't a bad idea. You may have a buildup of rust, dirt and who knows what in there.

It's been a while since I have unscrewed the magazine tube on one of my 500's, but from what I remember I was suprised with what I found when I did.
 

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Thomas Krupinski said:
Quite right there. Also because it is a used gun and you may not be aware of the history, cleaning the magazine tube isn't a bad idea. You may have a buildup of rust, dirt and who knows what in there.

It's been a while since I have unscrewed the magazine tube on one of my 500's, but from what I remember I was suprised with what I found when I did.
Tom is exactly right - always check the magazine tube and spring on a used gun.

I bought a used Remington 11-48 semi-auto earlier this year (gun made in 1954), and when I removed the magazine spring - it was kinked and bent up. I ordered a replacement to insure reliable cycling, and cleaned 50+ years worth of crud out of the mag tube.
 

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Mine squeaked right out of the box, luckily the ported barrel is so loud that you can't hear the squeaks and rattles of the Mossberg, because it makes you deaf.
 
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