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Mossy 835 10 ga

Postby lostknife4 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:42 pm

Since this shotgun has a 10 ga barrel by definition and dimensions, has anyone reamed the 12 (?) ga chamber to 10 ga?
Some modifications may be required on the rest of the undercarriage and extractor but I was just wondering if anyone has made this mod and what were the results. Lost
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Re: Mossy 835 10 ga

Postby tripleb » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:56 pm

Whats the diameter of the 835 barrel over the chamber? I measured that of my BPS10 (with paint) and it's 1.5". If the 835 barrel is thinner than that, I'd be very reluctant to try.

Remember, even if it's safe to enlarge the chamber to hold a 10ga. shell, you'd have to make a bunch of modifications to the action (shell stops, ejector, extractor, shell lifter, etc.), mag tube, barrel hanger, etc. to feed and eject a 10ga.shell from the 835". That may not be possible or feasible.

Have you tried to drop a 10ga. shell through the ejection port? Buying a used BPS10 would be cheaper and less hassle.
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Re: Mossy 835 10 ga

Postby gunrunnerusmc03 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:20 pm

You can't be serious?
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Re: Mossy 835 10 ga

Postby lostknife4 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:58 am

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Re: Mossy 835 10 ga

Postby duckslayer74 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:34 pm

If you could make it fire a 10ga load would it be a cost effective alternative to a Gold?
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Re: Mossy 835 10 ga

Postby goose_gunner » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:53 pm

the 835 has enough issues with out trying to do a swap like that if you want a 10 get a gold lite
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Re: Mossy 835 10 ga

Postby lostknife4 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:22 am

I don't have any issues with my BPS 10, Lost
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Re: Mossy 835 10 ga

Postby goose_gunner » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:21 pm

the 2 i had where great also butt the gold lite is my 10 of choice and i did have a 835 too but like to talk about it lol
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Re: Mossy 835 10 ga

Postby lostknife4 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:45 pm

tripleb wrote:Whats the diameter of the 835 barrel over the chamber? I measured that of my BPS10 (with paint) and it's 1.5". If the 835 barrel is thinner than that, I'd be very reluctant to try.

Remember, even if it's safe to enlarge the chamber to hold a 10ga. shell, you'd have to make a bunch of modifications to the action (shell stops, ejector, extractor, shell lifter, etc.), mag tube, barrel hanger, etc. to feed and eject a 10ga.shell from the 835". That may not be possible or feasible.

Have you tried to drop a 10ga. shell through the ejection port? Buying a used BPS10 would be cheaper and less hassle.



The early production BPS 12 ga 3.5" were built on the 10 ga frame and the parts for the 10ga frame converted to 12 ga are listed on the Browning website parts book so you are right it would be cheaper and do-able with the 10 BPS. But the barrels were 12 ga so to get a 10 ga bore barrel with a 12 ga chamber one would need a chamber changer.
With the Mossy, to convert the other way, ie from 12 to 10 would require a ream job and again some parts if in fact they are available which I doubt but my original post was to see if anyone had in fact tried this conversion
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