Mossberg Announces Two Pump Action Shotguns in Their New Retrograde Series

Press release:

Mossberg® Introduces Retrograde Series of Pump-Action Shotguns

NORTH HAVEN, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, is announcing the introduction of the Retrograde Series of pump-action shotguns; the 500® Persuader® Retrograde and 590A1™ Retrograde. 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.

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 500 Persuader Retrograde (50429) – Available with an 18.5-inch (6-Shot) cylinder bore barrel; topped with single front brass bead sight; blued metal finish; and full-length walnut stock and corncob forend. MSRP: $504

Mossberg 590A1 Retrograde (51665) – Built to MIL-SPEC standards, this 9-Shot 590A1 has a 20-inch heavy-walled, cylinder bore barrel complete with a heat shield, bayonet lug and Ghost Ring sights. This retro model also has a Parkerized finish; metal trigger assembly; metal safety button; and wears a full-length walnut stock and corncob forend. MSRP: $902

As the industry’s leading pump-action shotgun manufacturer, look to Mossberg for a gun to meet your needs at home or in the field. For a complete listing of Mossberg shotguns, visit

Mossberg Retrograde Series Pump-Action Shotguns Specifications:

About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.

Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Celebrating 100 years of innovation, Mossberg leads the industry with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit and stands as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer. Complete information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories are available at or by calling 1-800-363-5555. Mossberg can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


  1. avatar Maximus says:

    Uh, sploosh. Hopefully they’ll offer that sweet corncob forend and stock set as a retrofit kit! Given that I already have a 500…

    Or maybe I need another!

    1. avatar Geoff "Kill a Commie for Mommy" PR says:

      I believe aftermarket wood ‘furniture’ is available on the 500…

      1. avatar Maximus says:

        Oh, it is, but not that forend, unless one wants to go aftermarket. Or at least, Mossberg hasn’t offered it for sale in quite some time. So that’s from whence my excitement stems.

  2. avatar jwm says:

    For the type of job these guns were made to do I actually prefer the synthetic stocks.

    1. avatar Maximus says:

      But…pretty. Corncob forend, man. Corncob!

      1. avatar Geoff "Kill a Commie for Mommy" PR says:

        Buy an Ithaca…

        1. avatar MouseGun says:

          Most folks don’t feel like dropping a grand on a pump gun.

        2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

          i have three and didn’t spend a grand total.
          plus, they slamfire. oh, and the police special has ~never~ had a stock mounted, so as a c&r holder i can cut it down so the barrel matches the magazine length.
          and the 16ga? sweet.

  3. avatar Madcapp says:

    Wake me up when Winchester re-releases the 1897 shotgun with an exposed hammer.

    1. avatar Kahlil says:

      Exactly, that is what I am waiting for.

  4. avatar Survivordude1090 says:

    Too bad I already got a 590A1…

  5. avatar former water walker says:

    Cool but I’ll just keep my lowly Maverick88. I sure like wood stocks though…

    1. avatar Jonathan-Houston says:

      I’m a Mav88 owner, too. You can ask an awful lot of it and it delivers without complaint. It’s almost hard to believe you can buy one new for two bills. That’s a whole lot of value and versatility packed into just one gun.

      1. avatar Widdler says:

        I’m not a shotgun guy but do belive you should own one, mines a 88 and no complaints here. $200 and goes bang every time, punches pretty good to shooting slugs.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          I’m of the opinion that the 88 is the single best buy on the gun market. Mine was at the 200 buck mark for a fully functional extended mag house gun. My son paid double that and more for an 870 security model and had nothing but trouble with it.

    2. avatar Ardent says:

      The Maverick 88s have got to be the best value in the shotgun world bar none. Dirt cheap, unending reliability, smoothish action that improves with age, good aftermarket support and just a good all around do whatever gun that can be replaced so cheaply that you’re never afraid to break out the Maverick.

      I stored one in the trunk of a car for 11 years once. 11 years, getting shot a handful of times per year, never cleaned, never lubed, always worked and still worked when I reluctantly sold it right out of the trunk…for the price I bought it for over a decade before.
      Perhaps something has come along that I missed, but the Mav has always been the gun that will do everything well enough, and so cheap you can always buy a back-up…not that you’ll ever need it.

  6. avatar Ogre says:

    Got a Chinese-made M1897 12-ga riot gun and a Mossberg 12-ga “Shockwave” for home defense. I’m done.

  7. avatar MouseGun says:

    In the timeless words of Phillip J. Fry, “shut up and take my money!”

  8. avatar Nanashi says:

    Can we get that 590a1 with the 590 barrel? I’m not planning to jam ship doors with it, so the extra weight is 100% pointless.

  9. avatar Rokurota says:

    Doesn’t the word RETROGRADE have negative connotations? (Unless you’re an astronomer.)

  10. avatar Mr. Savage says:

    Meh, it’s ok, not much of a scattergun guy.

  11. avatar raptor jesus says:

    Bayonet lug?

    1. avatar 33Charlemagne says:

      Yeah the 590A1 Retrograde does have a bayonet lug. It’s a 51663 but with Walnut rather than black polymer furniture.

    2. avatar Timothy Hurley says:

      Well, they did say retrograde . . .

  12. avatar Michael says:

    I need to buy more ammo first. Sure look good. Good looks don’t put ammo on the shelf. Gotta buy more ammo, I still have shelf space, that’ll never do. Wish they made a take down ’97. Do those repros slam like the originals? Inquiring minds…?

  13. avatar Tim says:

    If they offer the 590A1 with a bead instead of ghost ring sights I’ll be all over it.

  14. avatar Spooks94 says:

    Shit, I can’t resist wood furniture and a nice park job, that’s my jam. It would make a great gift for my husband. It’s a shame it’s to late for Christmas, I already bought him a new rifle but maybe Valentine’s day… Everybody needs two Mossberg pumps right?

    1. avatar jwm says:

      I got 3. I have grandkids and a 5 foot tall wife. The youth model 20 ga fills the bill nicely for a training gun for the kids and a house gun for my wife.

      1. avatar RidgeRunner says:

        Just bought one, will be my third.

  15. avatar john says:

    lmfao $900 for a 590. Good luck

    1. avatar Mickey says:

      Remington 870p’s in park/walnut routinely go for $600 on gunsmoker with bead sights, I’d expect the street price for be closer to $500-$600-Ish. Nobody pays msrp unless there’s a panic.

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