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Old 06-24-2011, 11:50 AM
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I have seen several things on the web that complain about the safety not working on 500 type Mossberg after the stock being changed or swapped for a pistol grip.

It is a simple fix. The bolt that holds the grip or stock can be too long, causing it to interfere with the slide motion of the safety. Open it up and see if it does and if it does, cut the bolt down to where it clears the safety slide.
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The full stock bolt is way too long to ever cut down, though. The pistol grips use a far shorter bolt. The problem lies in folks who leave off the washers assuming they don't count for much. That sticks the stock bolt into the path of the safety connector and blocks the trigger from being pulled. The worst part, though, is the folks who insist on pulling the trigger harder to see if it'll work and they hear a tiny "click" as the safety connector snaps off in the trigger group. If you broke your safety connector, the safety won't ever work again until you get the trigger group fixed.

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Another tip on 500's is to make sure you have the safety in the off (fire) position when you replace the trigger assembly.

For anyone who's interested, I'm a moderator on www.mossbergowners.com. Stop in and say hello.
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Another tip on 500's is to make sure you have the safety in the off (fire) position when you replace the trigger assembly.

For anyone who's interested, I'm a moderator on www.mossbergowners.com. Stop in and say hello.
Not to hijack the thread but what in your opinion is the best peep sight for the Mossberg 500? My Remington 870 Tac Express has an awesome peep sight straight from the factory, is there a quality one for the Mossberg 500?
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Not to hijack the thread but what in your opinion is the best peep sight for the Mossberg 500? My Remington 870 Tac Express has an awesome peep sight straight from the factory, is there a quality one for the Mossberg 500?
My 500 has the original bead sight on it. With that said, I really like the ghost ring sights that come standard on the 930 SPX.

There might be some guys on the Mossberg Owners site that would have some differing opinions.
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The full stock bolt is way too long to ever cut down, though. The pistol grips use a far shorter bolt. The problem lies in folks who leave off the washers assuming they don't count for much. That sticks the stock bolt into the path of the safety connector and blocks the trigger from being pulled. The worst part, though, is the folks who insist on pulling the trigger harder to see if it'll work and they hear a tiny "click" as the safety connector snaps off in the trigger group. If you broke your safety connector, the safety won't ever work again until you get the trigger group fixed.

Good post, N!

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Thanks for this! The Washer! i was converting my 500 and thinking i needed to shorten the bolt. I didnt even realize the washer was missing!
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Personally, I don't even use the safety on my 500... I don't keep a round loaded and will just cycle it when I have an uninvited guest. These are tactical shotguns, so I would only use my safety when out hunting with the Remington I have.

Happy to hear that someone had the answer for you. Washer's didn't come with your stock? I purchased a Kicklite stock for mine and it had everything, including a new bolt.
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Nope, the washer wasn't included or was lost somehow. it's crazy that a milimeter or two would prevent the safety from working or the trigger from engaging. Thanks again, I added the washer and now its working fine.
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