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Mossberg 5500

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I found a Mossberg 5500 syn stocked at the gun shop and I am wondering what its value is. Also, does anyone know how good these guns are?

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I had one for a couple of years before I traded it for something else. I didn't like it because it was touchy about being dirty, I used it mainly for goose hunting and the wheat chaff and powder residue from magnum shells turned into a single shot in a half box of shells. To be fair, A S&W 1000 and two Rem 11-87s had the same problem. I also had problems with the firing pin breaking. It was designed with a wasp waist and would break often. In the two years I had it, I replaced the pin 8 times. I got to the point that I could and did, replace it in the field in less than 5 minutes, start to finish. The gun did get shot a fair amount, about 3,000 rounds a year, but I still did not trust it fully. It was a decent gun otherwise and I still see them in the $200-250 range in good shape.
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