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A Mossberg 500 with a stock raider 2 point tactical sling.

The Mossberg 500 is a pump action shotgun model designed by O.F. Mossberg & Sons (often shortened to Mossberg).

History

Mossberg began producing 500s in the U.S. in 1960. It is based on a concept made by Carl Benson. The 500s have been used in several wars throughout history and are used in 74 countries. Not much else is known about its history. Several other models have been produced since the 500's debut.

Specifications

  • Cartridge:
    • 12-gauge
    • 20-gauge
    • 410 bore
  • Action: Pump-action
  • Weight:
    • 5.25 Ib (2.38 kg)
    • 7.5 Ib (3.4 kg) (empty)
  • Length: (depends on model)
  • Barrel Length: 14-30 in. (355.6-762 mm.) (depends on model)
  • Feed System: 5-8 shells (w/ 1 shell in tube chamber) (depends on model)

On Criminal Minds

Non-Criminal

The following non-criminal characters use/used 500s.

Criminal

The following criminals used 500s in their crimes.

Real-World Criminals

The following real-world criminals used 500s in their crimes.

Gallery

Real-World

On Criminal Minds

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