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05-28-2006, 01:37 AM
got a deal on a mosberg 500a has a cap screw in the end of magtube that allows barrell to be removed. this is as far as i've gotten need further disassembly instructions. thanks in advance!

05-28-2006, 05:35 AM
How much futher you want to go?

For simple cleaning,, rack slide,jack action open and leave it that way, unscrew cap pull barrel off

05-28-2006, 06:43 AM
Open the action about halfway. Unscrew the mag tube cap and remove the barrel forward. With weapon upside down, drift out trigger housing pin (doesn't take much force) and remove trigger housing by lifting rear of housing first. Remove bolt slide and cartridge stop and interruptor will fall out of the sides of the receiver. Squeeze the sides of the shell lifter together and it can be removed. Bolt can then be removed. Forearm can also be pulled forward and off.
I prefer the 500 to the older Rem 870 because the lifter sits fully up when the action is closed. This means that if a shell jumps the stop, it falls to the ground instead of jamming the lifter.