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Old February 10, 2009, 01:19 PM   #1
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Mossberg Model 88 Maverick Shotgun?

Hello guys I just bought a New Mossberg shotgun Model 88 Maverick. What I'm wanting to know will all the accessories out there for a Mossberg 500 fit this model? Or are they two totally different guns. I'm looking at buying different barrels and other accessories but it hard to find stuff for the Mossberg shotgun Model 88 Maverick. I was told the 88 Maverick was the same thing as the 500 it just had a different name on it. Thanks for your help on this.
Heres mine and I'm here to tell you with the pistol grip on it its no fun to shoot, I'm thinking about putting the butt stock back on it or finding another stock for it.
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Old February 10, 2009, 01:44 PM   #2
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From what I have been told...yes. The 500 series barrels etc., will fit onto the Maverick. I am looking to get one of those myself...$170.00 at the local Wally World...I just can't see why someone wouldn't, figure it can go hunting just as good as any other shottie.
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Old February 10, 2009, 01:55 PM   #3
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I just can't see why someone wouldn't, figure it can go hunting just as good as any other shottie.
I agree. I found a smoothbore slug barrel for a mossberg 500 I was wanting to buy for mine for a good price.
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Old February 10, 2009, 02:51 PM   #4
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GG,

Only real difference is the location of the safety. Anything not related to that for the 500 should fit the 88 OK.

Do put a standard shoulder stock on it- after you get good and tired of the PGO of course 8^).

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Old February 10, 2009, 02:54 PM   #5
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MY truck gun is an 88

Been sitting back there for years. Once every couple of weeks, I grab it and run 25 rounds through it, put it back, and forget it's there till next time. I have the Hogue overmolded 12" LOP stock on mine, and it is a very, very handy shotty.
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Old February 10, 2009, 02:55 PM   #6
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Mossberg wanted to produce a cheaper 500 so they have the Maverick 88 made in Mexico. I have heard varying reports as to the quality differences and have only owned a Maverick 88 so I can't truthfully comment on that. I was happy with my 88 though. As stated above the only physical difference, quality aside, is the location of the safety.
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Old February 10, 2009, 03:00 PM   #7
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The maverick was made in texas 2 years ago...
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Old February 10, 2009, 03:01 PM   #8
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Most stuff for the 500 will fit the 88.
Pistol grips on a shotgun....blech!
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Old February 10, 2009, 03:58 PM   #9
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I have the exact same one, cept with the shoulder stock. I recently purchased a seperate barrel for it, a Mossberg 500 28' vent ribbed smooth bore barrel with different chokes. I'm going to go trap/skeet shooting with it when it warms up. Sorry no pics of the new barrel.
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Old February 10, 2009, 05:17 PM   #10
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The box mine came in says made in Texas.
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Old February 11, 2009, 01:02 AM   #11
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Here's the story on Maverick/Mossberg shotguns. I believe I orginally found this article in the Eagle Pass, TX. newspaper, but it could have been from another another small town paper in S. Texas.

Maverick Arms to double its size in Eagle Pass
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November 14, 2006
By Bill Sontag
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Maverick Arms leaders show off three popular Mossberg guns [picture], following a thorough factory tour of the plant in Eagle Pass. From left, Refugio “Cuco” Reyes, controller (with rifle and scope), Arturo Lopez, director of operations (with Turkish 12 gauge over-and-under shotgun), and Jesus Gutierrez, engineer and manager of quality control (with “high definition” camouflaged shotgun), comprise much of the management team for Maverick Arms. It’s been 17 years since Maverick Arms opened a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in the Eagle Pass Industrial Park where virtually all O.F. Mossberg & Sons shotguns and rifles are produced.

Now, with outstanding response from a world firearms market, Maverick Arms is more than doubling the size of company operations here. It will doubtless increase the Eagle Pass workforce, according to Maverick Arms Controller Refugio “Cuco” Reyes, though he says the company has not announced details and numbers of anticipated employment plans.

Maverick Arms currently has 200 employees, and just last year it was 155, so the cadre is sure to climb when the new plant addition brings square footage to 85,000. With the current workforce, Maverick Arms produces approximately 245,000 shotguns and rifles each year, explained Gerardo Arturo Lopez, Maverick Arms director of operations, Friday (Oct. 27). That equates to about 1,600 guns built each workday.

But one unique trait of Maverick Arms is its standing as a “reverse maquila.” Whereas most maquiladora (“twin plant”) industries send small parts or components to Mexico for assembly, and return to the United States as completed products, Mossberg guns must reverse the process.

“In Mexico, it is not allowed to produce or buy guns,” said Lopez. So, for the Mossberg guns, parts – receivers, barrels, and stocks, for example – are produced in North Haven, Conn. and Torreon, Coah., Mexico, then shipped to Eagle Pass for assembly. The Maverick Arms plant also serves as the company’s primary shipping and distribution center.


The company is an exemplar of international trade, sending raw steel on flatbed trucks to Torreon, and receiving sealed containers of barrels, triggers and bolt assemblies on pallets in return. Receivers and stocks are produced in North Haven, and shipped to Eagle Pass to be married with parts from Mexico.

The Mossberg “Reserve” series guns are the showpieces of their line. This is the Silver Reserve 12 gauge over-and-under shotgun with 28-inch barrels with a fine gold-colored engraving over silver. The gun has five interchangeable chokes for maximum flexibility of hunting conditions.

Unfinished wood stocks are stained, varnished and polished in the Eagle Pass plant, but what Gutierrez calls a “high definition” treatment is applied, with film in a flotation chemical process, to plastic composition stocks. Essentially a wide variety of camouflage patterns in muted colors of grey, tan, brown and green, high definition is in high demand from customers with personal choices in mind. A simulated wood grain may also be applied with film in the same process.

Shotgun calibers produced here run the gamut from .410 gauge to 20 gauge, 12 gauge and 12 gauge magnum. Rifles produced in Eagle Pass include all calibers from a bolt-action .243 to 7mm. In addition, an estimated 18,000 guns each year are produced to satisfy Army and Navy contracts.

“High definition” camouflage lamination over stocks and barrels is a popular trend in some parts of the country, though not popular in Del Rio yet. The 835 Ulti-Mag Flyway series made in Eagle Pass is a 12 gauge shotgun that has an “overbored” and “ported” barrel to reduce muzzle jump and the sensation of recoil. Contributed photo/Mossberg

“There are a lot of our guns in Afghanistan and Iraq,” said Jesus Gutierrez, Maverick Arms manufacturing engineer and quality control manager. The armed forces shotguns are designed to handle high-capacity loads, all are pump action and finished with magnesium phosphate-treated steel. In addition, Maverick Arms also produces several lines of short-barreled guns for law enforcement contracts only.

Leadership team members at Maverick Arms are outwardly proud of their products. “‘More Gun For The Money’ is our company motto,” said Gutierrez. “We produce a very reliable product, but at an affordable price.”

The Mossberg Company marks its origin to 1919 with roots in tiny, palm-sized pistols before moving into long gun manufacture. A native of Sweden, Oscar Frederick Mossberg was born in 1866, and came to the United States 20 years later. The company has flourished, with tight requirements for precision and quality.

According to Gutierrez, all Mossberg and Maverick Arms guns feature a 10-year warranty, but Maverick Arms in Eagle Pass also manages a small group of gunsmiths who can perform all repairs to the company’s shotguns and rifles. They also customize guns to suit Mossberg patrons’ specifications.

Maverick Arms manufacturing plant and distribution center is a centerpiece of international trade in the Eagle Pass industrial park. The 40,000-square-foot facility will soon more than double in size to step up assembly and shipment of nearly all Mossberg guns. LIVE! Bill Sontag

lFor more information about Maverick Arms guns and rifles, see the Mossberg Web site at www.mossberg.com.


For more stories like this, see these categories: Business | News | November 2006 Issue

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Old April 14, 2009, 04:24 AM   #12
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want to buy moss88

are you willing to sell or tell me where you purchased your shotgun?
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Old April 14, 2009, 07:28 AM   #13
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My "El Marto del Wal" sells Mossberg and Mavericks. Usually a pump and auto in stock as well as a 12 gauge Maverick 88...
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Old April 19, 2009, 05:49 PM   #14
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hi guys. I am new to the forum. I am from south africa. Now whe have strict gun laws so i will only own 1 shotgun. Now i want a gun that i can use for wingshooting aswel as sd. I dont have alot of cash,so i am considering a mav 88. Wat do you guys think?
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Old April 19, 2009, 06:14 PM   #15
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hi guys. I am new to the forum. I am from south africa. Now whe have strict gun laws so i will only own 1 shotgun. Now i want a gun that i can use for wingshooting aswel as sd. I dont have alot of cash,so i am considering a mav 88. Wat do you guys think?
88's are decent guns for the money, you'll be very hard pressed to find a better new pump for the money. However, I would still recommend that you look for a used Remington 870/Mossberg 500 if money is an issue. If you can save up for a couple more months, buy a new one. JMHO. I've owned several Mav 88's and they're decent guns, but the quality of a Remington 870 is well worth the additional $150 to buy one new.
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Old April 19, 2009, 06:18 PM   #16
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piet... The maverick will serve well for hunting and SD. The Mossberg 500 has a nicer location for the safety but it is a preference. The 500 may have a tiny bit more care taken on final polishing and fit/finish.
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Old April 19, 2009, 06:32 PM   #17
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thanks guys. How do they patern? I obviosly want multi chockes and a longish barrel. How about recoil?
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Old April 19, 2009, 06:48 PM   #18
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The basic #31010 is a 28 inch barrel with interchangeable "accu-choke" tubes so patterning can be determined. Recoil is robust, not as bad as a light weight single shot but more than an auto loader. The synthetic stock has a recoil pad on it though.
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Old April 19, 2009, 07:03 PM   #19
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My "El Marto del Wal" sells Mossberg and Mavericks.
I think your Spanglish is off. We called them Wally Martinez in Arizona.
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Old April 19, 2009, 08:49 PM   #20
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Warranty

I was reading something earlier today that said the 88 has a 12 month limited warranty and the 500 has a 10 year.
Can one of you that purchased new check your paperwork and comment.
I have an opportunity to pick one up but am undecided if I should wait for for another 500.

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Old April 19, 2009, 10:22 PM   #21
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I'm not running upstairs to dig out the paperwork but I recall reading 12 month warranty.
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