Transformation of my Mossberg 500

Transformation of my Mossberg 500

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    Transformation of my Mossberg 500

    After years of loving my 500 with hollow, black plastic furniture and a 14.25" length of pull (LOP),



    I decided that I wanted a quicker snap to the shoulder with no butt-catching on my shirt/coat when the gun
    is on it's way up to the shoulder. I also much prefer the look and the feel of solid wood on a gun vs. hollow plastic.

    SO... I found a Bantam buttstock (gives a 12.75" LOP) and a ribbed wood forearm, refinished them in a red mahogany
    oil finish, and here's how they look. I'm so happy to be rid of the plastic furniture! I loved the gun before, but this is like
    getting an entirely new gun that's even nicer!



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    Looks great guy. Bet that shorter LOP makes it nicer too.

    Also, good job on the pics....can tell you do it for a living.

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    Hey, thanks zero.. glad ya like it. I'm so excited by how it looks now I love showing it off! ;)
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    That looks awesome!
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    That looks great!!
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    Nice! I really like those turned wood forestocks.

    The shorter LOP makes the gun handle a lot better?

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    Very nice! Good taste and practical, I like it!
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    That's a really nice looking finish
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    I'll take the old furniture. How much?
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    That's a great set-up, congrats!
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    Now that is my ideal of a HD shotgun. That wood just makes it look great.

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    I think you did improve the looks of the shottie!

    It now has a little personality!
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    Yes... I'm thrilled with the outcome... the gun has a personality now and really feels like it's "mine".

    The 12.75" LOP makes the gun shoulder with a snap and handle/swing really quickly.

    The look of the gun is to personal taste and suits mine perfectly.

    The feel of the solid hardwood in the hand is much nicer than hollow plastic and makes the gun really feel like a real gun and not a toy.

    Now that I have experienced the gun this way, I wouldn't have it any other way. I will be adding a sling and that's it.
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