Dockside Chat - Mossberg 500 JIC- Blued or Marinized Finish

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Tuna Colada
04-03-2008, 11:45 AM
I am thinking of picking one of these up. They offer a Cruiser which has a "blued" finish and a Mariner which has their "Marinecote" finish for about $100 more. Both come with a watertight case.
Gun dealer says the Mariner is discontinued but there should be some available. Do you think it is worth the extra $$$ to get the Mariner if they are both kept in the container? I would think there is a reason Mossberg is discontinuing the Mariner- maybe it is overkill?


Seacat FL
04-03-2008, 12:50 PM
Get the Mariner if you can. Maintaining a blue finish on a gun on a boat will be very difficult.

ABoater
04-03-2008, 01:55 PM
I have a Mariner (along with 17 other weapons). It's the first (and LAST) time that I purchased a weapon due to its price (cheap).

Worst firearm that I ever owned. It is still sitting in the back of my gun vault. I certainly won't sell it to a friend.

I replaced it with the Remington Marine 12 ga.

You've been warned...

:nono:


Brad1
04-03-2008, 02:26 PM
ABoater - 4/3/2008 4:55 PM I have a Mariner (along with 17 other weapons). It's the first (and LAST) time that I purchased a weapon due to its price (cheap). Worst firearm that I ever owned. It is still sitting in the back of my gun vault. I certainly won't sell it to a friend. I replaced it with the Remington Marine 12 ga. You've been warned... :nono:

ABoater, could you some detail as to the nature of the problems you've experienced with your Mossberg?

ABoater
04-03-2008, 03:37 PM
Sure.

The warranty issue was that it was not ejecting the spent rounds consistently. At least two out of the five rounds in it would not eject.

The Mossberg warranty center had it for almost three months total between the two requests for service that I made. I not only received it back in the same condition (not ejecting properly) each time, but I had to pay for the shipping to get it there.

In addition to that, when compared side by side with the Remington, the Mossberg is very "loose". The slide wobbles, and doesn't slide smoothly when racking in another round. The Rem is silky smooth, with no rattling or excess movement. The finish on the metal is questionable, with lots of pitting in the finish, and even a few scratches in the metal, which was covered over (but still visible) with the Marinecoat finish.

I went along with the purchase due to two co-workers that wanted to do a "group" purchase. Otherwise, I would have never considered a Mossberg to begin with.

Out of the three of us, one co-worker had similar issues with his, and the other never reported any problems with it, though he did sell it and bought a Rem (like me) after I showed him my new one.

Major Woods
04-04-2008, 05:52 AM
Benelli Nova has a Mariner version (H2O Pump)

Brad1
04-04-2008, 06:03 AM
Thanks for sharing ABoater.

I was always under the impression that even though Mossbergs are cheap, they were at least reliable. I have a model 500 and have not had any problems with it. At least not with 2 3/4" shells. But maybe I got lucky and didn't get one of the bad ones. I'm starting to think about a 20 guage pump for my Son. Maybe I'll look at the Remingtons.

mirage2521
04-05-2008, 10:54 AM
Brad1 - 4/4/2008 6:03 AM

Thanks for sharing ABoater.

I was always under the impression that even though Mossbergs are cheap, they were at least reliable. I have a model 500 and have not had any problems with it. At least not with 2 3/4" shells. But maybe I got lucky and didn't get one of the bad ones. I'm starting to think about a 20 guage pump for my Son. Maybe I'll look at the Remingtons.

Maybe you should keep your options open and not....................anyway...I have never had a problem with a Mossberg shotgun in about 30 yrs of owning countless Mossbergs. I could care less about brand names or "mine is cooler than yours" But a Mossberg 500 Persuader is my bedside companion. There are many shotgun forums out there....for your sake go visit a few before you decide to purchase anything, the happiest consumer is a well informed consumer

FLScout172
04-06-2008, 07:06 PM
I got a great deal on the Marinized version several years ago. I really liked the looks of it and the dealer threw in some extras (pistol grips, case, sling). I never had any big issues with it, and always felt it was reliable. But I agree with ABoater, compared to my Remington 870 it just wasn't as smooth.

If you can get it cheap, it would be a decent boat gun.

jeffro22
04-09-2008, 06:46 AM
I have a mossberg 535 and have been really happy with it. Problably shot about 800 shells through it clay shooting and never had a problem

ladyjane
04-10-2008, 03:17 PM
i have the 12 win defender it is avail. in marine put 500 rounds and no problems. this weapon is alsome.



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