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adding ghost rings to Moss 500

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by FH Alum, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. FH Alum

    FH Alum

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    How hard is it to add ghost rings to a mossy 500? Anyone recommend a good aftermarket set up? I have an ancient 500 (It's actually labeled a Western Field but we all know its a mossy) there are no screw taps on the receiver but I can drill a couple of holes in aluminum. The issue is how to set up the front sight. Anyone have a suggestion for a kit/setup. Does anyone make a barrel with the front sight pre-installed? Is it just cheaper and easier to buy a 590?

    Or, would it be better to mount a scope rail on the receiver and install a red dot?

    Thanks for your help.
     

  2. FH Alum

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    How do you install the front site? Weld it? Braze it with an oxy torch? JB weld (lol)?
     
  3. CTfam

    CTfam DREAM BIG.

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    Honestly, I don't think it's worth the trouble. I would just buy the 590A1 if I really wanted the GRs. I'm fine with the bead but that A1 is bad ass.
     
  4. dc2integra

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    the grs are sure nice but u dont really need them IMO unless yor using your shotgun for long distance shooting
     
  5. Jon_R

    Jon_R

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    This is the conclusion I came to. I have a 590 20" with the bead sight and looked into converting it and decided to just buy the 590A1 18" with GRs for $420. I was not going to be comfortable doing the work myself so after buying the ghost rings and estimating a $100 for the smith I just went with a new shotgun and leave my 590 the way it is. I plan to SBS it and get a 14" barrel so it will end up very different then the 590.

    You can never have to many shotguns. Right? :whistling:
     
  6. FH Alum

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    True, very true. and not just with shotguns, but any firearm, fishing tackle and boat accessories. (god help me I actually thought about picking up golf again the other day too!!)

    I picked this gun up a couple of years ago for $75 and was just thinking it might be a fun project to do. It may get converted back to a field gun but I had a buddy of mine give me a 18" barrel and I picked up a side saddle a couple of weeks ago for $5 from a co-worker. Was thinking it might be a fun project.

    However, I may now put the vent rib back on and give it a camo treatment as there are now some areas around here putting a bounty on turkeys. May be time to look into going after those guys.

    For $70 bucks though I may pick up the sight kit and see if I can braze it on. Worst case I screw up a free barrel, but my oxy torch kung-fu is pretty strong.