O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. has announced the introduction of the Mossberg Retrograde Series of pump-action shotguns; the 500 Persuader Retrograde (50429) and 590A1 Retrograde (51665). Designed to commemorate Mossberg’s 100th anniversary in 2019, the Retrograde Series features the two most iconic police and military pump-action shotguns, built to today’s standards, but with the retro look and feel of a walnut stock and matching corncob forend.
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After over 50 years in production, over 12 million sold and the only pump-action shotgun to pass the U.S. military’s MIL-SPEC tests, the Mossberg 500 platform has proven to be one of the most versatile and reliable shotgun designs available. Both the 500 Persuader Retrograde and 590A1 Retrograde are designed for smooth, dependable operation with the combination of non-binding twin action bars; dual extractors; a positive steel-to-steel lock-up; anti-jam elevator; anodized aluminum receiver for added durability; and universally-recognized, ambidextrous top-mounted safety.
Mossberg Retrograde Series Pump-Action Shotguns Specifications:
|TYPE||500 Persuader 6-Shot||590A1 9-Shot|
|GAUGE / CHAMBER||12GA / 3 in||12GA / 3 in|
|CAPACITY (2.75 in)||6||9|
|BARREL / FINISH||18.5 in / Blue||20 in / Heavy-Walled Parkerized|
|SIGHTS||Bead||Ghost Ring Sights|
|OVERALL LENGTH||39.5 in||41 in|
|LOP||14.5 in||14.5 in|
|STOCK / FINISH||Walnut||Walnut|
|APPROX WEIGHT||6.25 lbs||7.25 lbs|