Model: 500, Sold as the New Haven 600AT
Serial Number: H225005
Year of Manufacture: 1979 (http://mossbergowners.com/forum/index.php?threads/mossberg-serial-number-data-base.13187/)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” & 3” Shells
Action Type: Pump / Slide Action, Tube Magazine Fed Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “CHAMBERED FOR 2 ¾ AND 3 IN. SHELLS / 12 GA. MODIFIED CHOKE-MADE IN USA”, the right has “P” in circle. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, the underside is marked “NEW HAVEN / BY MOSSBERG / MADE IN U.S.A. / 600AT 12 GA.”
Barrel Length: 28”
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a brass bead, screwed into the ventilated rib; the top of the rib is serrated and matted for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a semi-gloss hardwood set with press checkers. The stocks have scrapes and scuffs, no cracks are seen. The LOP measures 14" from the front of the trigger to the back of the black plastic butt plate; the plate has rubbing and compression, in Very Good condition. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue, with Black Alloy Receiver.
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 80% of its metal finish. The barrel and rib have spots of erosion, a spot of etching is on the left of the barrel. There are several scrapes and dings on the surfaces, most are on the receiver and trigger guard, there is expected operational wear on the magazine tube and slide arms, please see our pictures. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun features dual slide arms and the action has solid full lockup. The safety is mounted on top of the receiver. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This Mossberg 500 was sold as the New Haven 600AT in 1979 to department and hardware stores, providing a cost effective means to own a reliable pump action shotgun. The shotgun still has a lot of life left to life, it will do great as a field piece and is interchangeable with Mossberg 500 parts, you can rock it out to be a tactiCOOL defender or keep it simple, either way, plenty of parts will be available. Please see our pictures and good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
LSB#: 170124DK03 Make: Mossberg Model: 500, Sold as the New Haven 600AT Serial Number: H225005 Year of Manufacture: 1979 (http://mossbergowners.com/forum/ind
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