View Full Version : Is it worth it?

June 20, 2012, 02:27 AM
I came across a guy selling a Mossberg Maverick. He said he bought it 8 months ago. About 100 rounds through it trap shooting. I have seen pictures and it looks pretty decent. He is asking 150 for it.

I have heard very very few things about the Maverick. Some good. Some bad. Im looking for more input on how these are for a shotgun. Thanks

June 20, 2012, 02:31 AM
I just bought a new one at my local Big 5 on sale for $200 so $150 would be about right for a lightly used one.

June 20, 2012, 07:09 AM
I'd offer $130 cash in hand, you can always give him the $150, I would want to pay as littke as possible if I wanted it (like a snowball in hell).

June 20, 2012, 01:44 PM
Well, How reliable are the Mossberg Mavericks?

Dave McC
June 20, 2012, 01:49 PM
Maverick, a Mossberg variant with most parts interchangeable and a TG safety.

Well worth $150, but offer $125 cash in hand...

June 20, 2012, 01:50 PM
Well, How reliable are the Mossberg Mavericks?

They are almost identical to the Mossberg 500 but with a few cheaper parts. They aren't a gun that you want to use at the skeet range shooting thousands of rounds a year. But, for an average Joe that wants a decent pump gun they are fine.

June 20, 2012, 06:32 PM
The Maverick is a reliable shotgun. Price sounds good too.

Al Den
June 20, 2012, 06:50 PM
How many forms do you have to fill out to buy that where you live?

June 20, 2012, 07:56 PM
The Maverick 88 is a pretty good shotgun, I paid around 200 for mine NIB.

June 21, 2012, 12:05 AM
i paid 75.00 for mine years ago i have ran thousands of rounds thru it ...love it
i have kept it clean and it has never let me down infact i could be a spokesman for Mossberg if i had half a chance. i have many of them and cant say enough good things about them...not sure about the price range haven't been in the market for one lately but from an individual never give asking price

the rifleer
June 21, 2012, 03:34 PM
Its basically a mossberg 500 as people said, its a good gun. I've never heard anything bad about them.

June 21, 2012, 03:40 PM
Just as reliable as the 500. Cheap enough to do a custom paint job on yourself. Takes all Mossberg accessories and the standard short Invector or Accu choke tubes. My brother made one into a nice turkey blaster last year. You can also add the .50 cal. muzzle loader barrel for just a little over $100 direct from Mossberg's site. Now that's a bargain.;)


June 24, 2012, 11:35 AM
The Mossberg Maverick 88 was my first shotgun. I've added few additions to it later on.


June 25, 2012, 10:50 AM
I got mine new about a year ago at Wmart for $177. Got an 18 inch HD barrel to go along with the 28 inch it came with. It does double-duty in the house and on my local trap range. Hundreds of trouble-free rounds down range with it.
Love it....get it.