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Shiny590

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Chapter 1: What my dickskinners can do when I use them for something else


I found the exact kind of Mossberg 590 with 8-round magazine tube and marinecote finish a few weeks back and had to buy it because I saw the crappy spray paint coming off in the first picture (the only one on the auction page I got it on) and how it took hundreds off the asking price. Turns out I have to earn that money in labor and a few new parts, but finding exactly what I was looking for in this day and age is priceless. I'll still be paying less than I would for a new one even if I could find one.

Since the magazine tube cap is easily replaceable I tested acetone on the paint there first. Sure enough, it thins paint and does nothing to the marinectoe finish. I followed that up with a lot of elbow grease and paper towels on the barrel, eventually using a painter's sponge to scrape off the paint and hot water to rinse (and repeat). I eventually switched to cotton handkerchiefs to swab it dry between rounds of hot water. I repeated the process on the receiver and magazine tube.

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Oldboy

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Crappy photo, but good work!
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Shiny590

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Crappy photo, but good work!



I hope the photos are at least good enough to show my finger isn't on the trigger or inside the trigger guard on that last one. Here's a closeup of the paint on the receiver and the butt stock with a lot of the camo off. I'll be tacking on chapter 2 in this thread shortly.



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Shiny590

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Chapter 2: How I got more than I bargained for both ways

While I knew I was buying a fixer upper I assumed it was at least all in one piece. It wasn't until I got the gun home that I realized there was nothing stopping the trigger from pulling completely no matter where the safety switch was. I showed it to a gun nut neighbor of mine who suggested I send it back. I only felt comfortable making the online purchase because of the seller's good reputation after thousands of sales on the site so I figured we could work something out. They said they could compensate me for repairs or parts up to a certain point to avoid a shipback and full refund.

A bit of searching the Internet offered a few possible explanations as to why the safety didn't work and taking out the trigger assembly verified what I was afraid of because of how expensive it could get. The plastic safety connector had snapped off entirely, as evidenced by the markings on the plastic where a piece clearly broke off. (Pic 1) The same person who spray painted probably installed an aftermarket pistol grip,stock with too long of a bolt and snapped it against the bolt when the trigger wasn't going back and they pulled harder.


I'd need a whole new trigger assembly and the first place I found one in stock was AI&P, at a significantly lower price than bigger stores higher in the search results. I showed the seller the problem and the replacement piece but they said they didn't have any trigger assemblies of the sort in their inventory or among their many suppliers. I explained that I had bought the gun as a fixer upper and would need new furniture for the gun but the cost of a trigger assembly to get it range-ready had really set me back. They're sending me an adjustable stock that's compatible and would have cost me more than the trigger assembly I found at tacticalslings.


The other thing I was able to find there and nowhere else in stock was the Magpul MLOK foreend in black(Pic 2). I wasn't planning on posting so much so soon but my order got in today and I was happy to see that the safety connector for this trigger assembly is metal. If I wanted the all-metal trigger assembly like the 590A1, I'd be looking at paying twice what I did for this trigger assembly with metal where it really matters.

I'm probably preaching to the choir but JD really delivers (faster than I thought) and I probably never would have found his shop or this site if it weren't for all these mishaps.

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Good job.  That is what a Mariner is supposed to look like.
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cjw79

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Your hard work has certainly paid off. Great looking 590.
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