I just bought a new barrel and tube for my Mossburg 500...
It increases the capacity from 5+1 to 8+1... Got it on monday and installed.
2 sad discoveries with the new rig.
1) The new 20" barrel has hard sights on it (the old 18" only had a brass bead) and I cannot reattach my awesome, mean looking heat shield.
2) Although advertised as an 8 shot capacity tube, it seems I can only fit seven 2 1/2 in shells....
Still, at just over $100, it was a fine addition to the home defense weapon and considering I have a 6 shell side saddle and a 5 shot stock saddle, it gives me 19 shells ON the weapon without having to fumble around in my pockets..... This is me happy :-) (but WAY better looking).
How to remove the limiting plug from the Mossberg 500
1. Make sure your weapon is clear and unloaded. 2. Check twice 3. Unscrew the barrel retainer on the end of the magazine. 4. Remove said barrel. 5. Point firearm down and shake vigorously. 6. The wooden dowel should start to come out of the threaded hole that the barrel retainer screws into.
Mossberg's plug is nothing more than a wooden dowel with a rubber o-ring on each end.
Yes we used a pressure canner, browned the hamburger first, drained the grease, topped off the jars with hot water and processed for 75 minutes at 10psi. Didn't use any seasoning as we will add that in the final dishes. Pint jars hold ~1 lb.
Have you considered "junk" silver? The pre-1964 Roosevelt or Mercury dimes are popular
Indeed, the dimes are good as the larger coins will need to be broken down. I have extensive silver holdings.My Gold holdings are a bit less extensive, but it should get me by for a while if the ATM machines go down.