Anyone Know This Mossberg 500 Model?

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  1. PattonWasRight

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    The "A" signifies "12 gauge" and the "T" signifies "Target", so it was probably intended for shooting target clays, etc.
     
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    Excellent, how did you know / find this out??
     
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    I'm not really smart - though my Google-fu is sometimes strong, LOL!
     
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    Ah, I just found that too. Changed how I searched. Doesn't seem to authoritative, but it's something. I didn't see any other direct hits on it
     
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    Well Spock (LOL), these shotguns allow so many different configurations that you really can't go wrong with one. I'd even try to talk the seller down a bit from $200 :D
     
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    Probably has a 28inch vent ribbed barrel
     
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    I'll likely get it. It's a trade deal, and we're pretty even, with my trade value of about $150. I think I'll make it into a precision slug shooter, or ...
     
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    Dang, I was hoping the "AT" meant it was made especially for the A-Team's use. But I guess they were more into Mini-14s
     
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    Sounds like a plan! I hope everything works out to your complete satisfaction :)

    Oh, sorry, LOL. (taking you aside)...and now will you shooosh already!! Look, don't even mention the A-Team for cryin' out loud 'cause once poor PattonWasRight gets the A-Team stuck in his mind he won't be able to hit anything with that Mossy ;)
     
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    I’ve had my 500 model since 1984. It is durable, versatile and reliable. I wouldn’t get rid of it for anything. I paid $270.00 for it back then.

    It’s the only 12 gauge I kept over the years.
     
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    A Mossberg 500 for $200? I'd jump on that. You can't get a Maverick for that.
    And since when is the 1980's old?
     
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    I bought one when steel shot became manditory sice I didnt want to ruin double guns. It came with a variable choke and it was listed as a "Springfield(?)" 500. It had an aluminum receiver and a beech stock. Out the door was $87.50. I had just openned a business and that was all I had. It has probably consumed somewhere between 7 and 10K shells. Original barrel was shortened to 21" and a Briley screw in choke added. Replaced both extractor springs at one point. Every thing fromquail to geese and deer.
     
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    My very first shotgun was a mossberg 500 combo

    I don’t have one anymore but now it want one!
     
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    I love those older mossbergs. Have several of them, tough as nails.
     
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    Agreed, that’s a pretty nice price in any market, in the current market it’s a steal.
     
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    I bought a combo with pistol grip and 18.5 barrel the same time for the same amount.

    Great shotguns, I have several. Many rounds through my original.
     
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    My 500 is a Wards Western Field that cost $87 in 1969. It's my closet and card shoot gun.