FWIW, any gun made outside the US must, by law, be marked with the country of origin - they don't have to be conspicously marked, but marked (usually stamped into the metal somewhere) they are.
For a manufacturer to place a "Made in U.S.A." sticker on a foreign-made product would be a violation of the Consumer Protection laws.
( IOW, they can no longer get away with "made in USA", meaning the city of USA, Japan - as has been the case every once in awhile in the past, on some products.)
Thanks for the info. Having looked at a lot of old Maverick threads with confusing information, you're comments above help clarify the issue.
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." Col. Jeff Cooper, from The Art of the Rifle