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TAPCO T6 Stock for Mossberg 500 Shotgun

December 22, 2009

There is no better home defense weapon than the Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun with the 18 inch barrel. Designed to make the weapon more ergonomic and compact, the TAPCO T6 Shotgun System provides the shooter with a six-position adjustable stock and a SAW-Style pistol grip. For added comfort, the T6 Stock also comes standard with TAPCO’s rubber buttpad. Constructed of high-strength composite, the stock is rugged enough for years of use and comes with a lifetime warranty. Works well with Mossberg 500.

Installation is a quick seven step process:

  1. Remove the old stock from the shotgun by removing the buttpad and then removing the stock screw.
  2. Line up the Tapco stock adaptor to the shotgun. Screw in the adaptor screw and washer
  3. Install the 6 position stock tube and T6 stock body into the stock adaptor. Applied pressure may be needed in order to seat the stock completely into the stock adaptor.
  4. Secure the stock tube using the 2 stock tub screws and the 2 stock tub nuts. (If installing with the sling nut use in place of one of these nuts)
  5. Install the pistol grip by lining up the hole in the grip with the hole on the side of the stock adaptor using the pistol grip screw.
  6. Fit the buttpad around the end of the stock body.
  7. Perform a safety check to ensure all parts are tightened and secure.

Mossberg 500

December 20, 2009


The Mossberg 500 is a shotgun manufactured by O.F. Mossberg & Sons. Rather than a single model, the 500 is really a series of widely varying hammerless, pump action repeaters, all of which share the same basic receiver and action, but differ in bore size, bar Contents, Barrel length, choke options, magazine capacity, and “furniture” (stock and forearm) materials. Other model numbers included in the 500 series are the 590, 505, and 535.

Basic features

Introduced in 1961, all model 500s are based on the same basic design. Originally using a single action bar this was changed to dual action bars in 1970, which are (at least in theory) less likely to bind than a single action bar design. A single large locking lug is used to secure the breech. The magazine tube is located below the barrel, and is screwed into the receiver. The slide release is located to the left rear of the trigger guard, and the safety is located on the upper rear of the receiver (often called a “tang safety”). Sights vary from model to model, from simple bead sight to a receiver mounted ghost ring or an integrated base for a telescopic sight. Most models come with the receiver drilled and tapped for the installation of a rear sight or a scope base. The factory scope base is attached to the barrel via a cantilever-type mount, which places the scope over the receiver but keeps it with the barrel if the barrel is removed. (more…)