Mossberg 500

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Mossberg 500
Category Rifles & Carbines
Operating System manual, slide-action
Cartridge
Length 1022 mm
Feeding underbarrel tubular magazine

The Mossberg 500 is a series of pump-action shotguns manufactured by the American company O.F. Mossberg & Sons. These shotguns have been produced since 1960 and with a series of different models including the numbers 505, 510, 535, and 590. The Mossberg 500 shotgun series is designed to be used under harsh field conditions, as it is easy to clean and to maintain.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The Mossberg 500 is found in 22 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Afghanistan (AFG)
G
Bahrain (BHR)
U
Bangladesh (BGD)
U
Bermuda (BMU)
U
Brazil (BRA)
U
Colombia (COL)
U
Djibouti (DJI)
U
U
Ecuador (ECU)
U
Iceland (ISL)
G
Iraq (IRQ)
G
Lebanon (LBN)
U
Malaysia (MYS)
G
Mexico (MEX)
G
Netherlands (NLD)
G
Oman (OMN)
U
Philippines (PHL)
U
Poland (POL)
G
Saint Lucia (LCA)
U
Syria (SYR)
U
O
G
Yemen (YEM)
G

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