Mossberg is celebrating the company’s 100th anniversary this year and recently announced a new shotgun to help commemorate the milestone. The Mossberg 500 Centennial pump-action shotgun, chambered in 12 gauge, features engraving, special logos and more.
The Mossberg 500 Centennial features a nickel-plated receiver engraved with the Mossberg 100th Anniversary logo. The anniversary logo adorns the right side of the receiver, while the left side features a flushing ruffed grouse. The game scene utilizes 24-karat-gold highlights.
Mossberg says it will make only 750 500 Centennial pump guns. Additionally, each comes with a special serial number that incorporates a unique prefix, used only for the special production run. Best part? Mossberg set the MSRP at just $910.
Like all Mossberg 500s, the Centennial works off non-binding twin action bars for smooth and reliable operation. Dual extractors, a positive steel-to-steel lockup and anti-jam elevator are Mossberg hallmarks. An anodized aluminum receiver and the company’s ambidextrous top-mounted safety also come standard. Mossberg has sold more than 12 million 500s to date over the 50 years of production, making this Centennial a fitting tribute to this milestone anniversary.
The Centennial also features a traditionally-style, high-gloss walnut stock and forend. The furniture comes with fine line checkering on the pistol grip and also wrapping around the underside of the forend. A classic red rubber recoil pad completes the timeless look.
Inside, a distinctive jeweled bolt catches the eye, while a gold-plated trigger and attractive high-polished blue metal finish complement the high-gloss wood. The 28-inch vent rib barrel comes with Mossberg’s interchangeable ACCU-CHOKE choke tubes, including Full, Modified and Improved Cylinder.
For more information, visit mossberg.com.
Mossberg 500 Centennial Specs
- Gauge: 12, 3-inch
- Overall Capacity: 5+1
- Overall Barrel Length: 28 inches
- Barrel Finish: High-Polish Blue
- Receiver Finish: Nickel
- Sights: Twin Bead
- Chokes: Accu-Set
- Overall Length: 47.5 inches
- Overall LOP: 13.87 inches
- Stock/Forend Finish: Walnut, High Polish
- Overall Weight: 7.5 pounds
- MSRP: $910
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