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New Haven 600, 20ga - aftermarket parts??
« on: January 20, 2010, 09:25:25 pm »
I just picked up this gun and want to use is for HP.  I will be cutting the barrel and want to replace the stock.  Does anyone know if the ATI pistol grip stocks will fit this gun?

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New Haven 600, 20ga - aftermarket parts??
« on: January 20, 2010, 09:25:25 pm »
 

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Re: New Haven 600, 20ga - aftermarket parts??
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 10:42:08 pm »
the ati stock would be for 12ga. i have put 12ga stock on a 20ga and it worked. stuck out a bit around the back of the action. i have a stock for cheap. if you're interested in tryin' it give me a pm as this ain't the buy/sell page and i don't wanta break no rules. good luck with your gun, bubba.
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Re: New Haven 600, 20ga - aftermarket parts??
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 07:17:53 am »
I guess I can buy one locally and give it a try.  If it fits internally, I could form and blend the exterior a little.  This is not to be a show piece, more of a "just in case" item.

What is the history of the - New Haven By Mossberg guns.  It has the adjustable chock, which I will be leaving on the cutting room floor.  I bought it on a whim because the price for the entire gun was just a little more than i would pay for an 18" plain-jane Rem barrel for my 870.  I was going to convert that to a HD gun, but decided it looks to nice and I have had that gun for about 30 years.

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Re: New Haven 600, 20ga - aftermarket parts??
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 10:52:10 am »
new haven was just a name they put on them for some store or catalog company. can't remember which one right off. mighta been another name ward's used besides ward's westernfield or hawethorne. would send ya a stock for $20.00 if ya can't beat that locally. as a side note: when my son was small i bought him a mossberg .410. the stock was adult length so i put a cut down stock from a 12ga on it. stuck out all around the action but worked fine. for what it's worth, bubba.
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Re: New Haven 600, 20ga - aftermarket parts??
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 02:09:29 am »
What is the history of the - New Haven By Mossberg guns.  It has the adjustable chock, which I will be leaving on the cutting room floor. 

I've had a New Haven 600 CT for 31 years.  My dad bought it for me when I was 14.  He bought it from a store called "Gemco" -a chain of discount department stores in California similar to Walmart Super Centers of today, in that they also had a full-on grocery store attached to them. 

I 've often heard the New Haven line referred to as the lower-end Mossberg or "Maverick" of its day.  I'm not sure that this is entirely true because my gun, while having the single action bar common to other "New Haven by Mossberg" guns of the day, also  came with nicely figured mahogany wood and a higher polished and more deeply blued barrel than other New Havens I've seen, or other Mossberg M-500's, for that matter.  It also had a smooth and slick action, right out of the box.  I tend to think that they were a "House Brand" varient, to be sure, but I suspect that the "House" selling them could have Mossberg build them to spec to a certain degree, if they ordered enough of them.

As for being "lower end," my dad paid 139.99 for my gun in 1979.  That is roughly equivalent to about $425.00 in today's 2010 dollars.  Not exactly cheap when you consider that you can buy a new Mossberg M-500 twenty gauge from my local Walmart for $225.00 + Tax and it isn't much of a problem to buy a new Maverick 88 for under two hundred.  The new ones look kind of the same, and I'm sure that a lot of parts interchange, and so on, but the difference is in details and execution.  The Walmart M-500 has some kind of really plain, not too attractive wood for the stock -brich, probably.  The metal polish isn't like my gun has.  The interor of the receiver isn't as cleanly finished.  The slide has a rough, gritty, clunky, crummy feel when cycled.

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Re: New Haven 600, 20ga - aftermarket parts??
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 07:34:16 am »
thanks for the info guys

I bought the ATI pistol gripped full stock, and it fit like a glove.  I may take a file to it to blend the edge a little, but it is nice and tight internally.  This is my very first pistol grip stock on any longgun, and I am curious to see how I like it over time.  I paid 150 for the gun, perhaps I could have found one for less if I wanted to shop the pawnshops, but I got better things to do with my time.  Now for the hacksaw.


My brother has a 12ga Mossberg that is probably form about the same age as this gun.  It also has the adjustable choke, I want to look at them side by side some day.  I think I paid 220 for my 870 in 1981, so I was surprised to see them for under 300 recently, but these versions are not as nicely finished as my old wingmaster.

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Re: New Haven 600, 20ga - aftermarket parts??
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 09:35:14 am »
chopped the barrel down to 19.5 inches, with the ATI stock, it weighs 6.25 lbs.

At about 25 feet, clay loads patterned roughly a foot wide and 20 count #3 buck slightly tighter.  Im pretty happy with the project.

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Re: New Haven 600, 20ga - aftermarket parts??
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 01:38:12 am »
Im pretty happy with the project.

I'm glad its working out for you and that you're happy with the result.

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