The George Hamilton of Mossberg 500s…
I ran into firearms instructor and gun smith Lou Frost, a very squared away guy who does a lot of work as a defense contractor. He had the flame kissed 12 gauge in the back of his truck that I just couldn’t believe.
The M500 has all the tactical goodies including (ironically) an over-barrel heat shield and extended mag tube. When the smoke cleared on the fire it was in, the gun was left with the trigger guard melted in an ode to a Salvador Dali painting, the finish burned off most of the metal pieces and left with scaling, the action frozen solid, and the thumb safety puddled into the receiver.
Then there is the pump action handguard, which by the looks of things went liquid and entered into a full time relationship with a nylon go bag that was stored nearby.