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Old 11-06-2013, 1:02 PM
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Default Mossberg 500 Combo kit from Big 5

I have owned this set for 5 years now and I still love it and have never had any issues. I do however would like to replace the slide and after doing some research realized that I need to get a new slide action if I want to do so. I look online and there are two different sizes. There is a 6 3/4" and a 7 3/4". Which one do I get?

I either want the hogue overmolded or the magpul if it ever comes out.

I think I remember reading somewhere that this set was one of those "built for big 5" deals and is basically a Maverick 88.
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Old 12-21-2013, 2:14 AM
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maverick is built in mexico
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Old 12-21-2013, 9:09 AM
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Default Mossberg 500 Combo kit from Big 5

You want the longer one (7 3/4) which is what now comes with all 500's.

If you have the shorter action tube hogue makes a nut that will work with it and their forends.
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Old 12-21-2013, 3:54 PM
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to help identify, the maverick 88 will also have a crossbar safety instead of the top tang safety

some of the cheap newer forends (like the one I got from big5 combo) come with an action slide handguard without a tube, and is from what I understand more prone to failure.

So solution is to buy a 7 5/8" action tube which will be compatible with both the magpul and hogue forends
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