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Old 10-04-2016, 06:46 AM
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Any concerns with the Maverick 88 and HD?
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:04 AM
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Bought an 88 at a pawn shop for my son about ten years ago. Slide was a little sticky and I had to work on it to get it smooth, which didn't take long. Has performed flawlessly ever since.
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A Mossy is the Chevy of shotguns -- it aint a Beretta --

That said -- take care of it - it will take care of you --

I got my 500 - 12 G. in 1988 and it still works like new -- with a little mileage --
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Bought a Maverick 88 several years ago at an auction because I can't pass up a $100 12ga pump. I have never had a problem with it. I actually probably use it more than some of the other wood stocked options when I'm going out in the woods or wetlands because I'd be less angry if it got ruined. Yet with all the beating I've dished out to it, it has never had a problem.
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O/P -- photo of this offending shotgun ?
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Any concerns with the Maverick 88 and HD?
It's the cheap-o version of a Mossberg 500. We use two "field" models as loaners for a local high school trap team. They work fine.
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Like the Toyota Camry of shotguns. Reliable as hell but not flashy enough to get you laid

I've got one. It's my go to in most cases. Taken a beating over time
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I agree with the car analogies. Basic but reliable. I have one about 10 yrs old. Countless camp trips, general abuse, easily near 7-800shells through it with absolutely ZERO issues. Paid $159 new. Im actually looking to score another one, greatest bang for buck in my collection.
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I too have a bunch of experience with the "88" as well as the 500 series. In my opinion the safety being moved to the trigger guard is a bonus with the collapsible pistol grip stock and it is more sturdy though not as ambidextrous. The receiver mounted safety of a Mossberg 500 is easily damaged when people not familiar with the small parts try to mess with it. I have had several 500's come home for cheap with "broken" safeties because of a simple small bearing being lost.

I just picked up another "88" for the house at a local pawn shop for $125 out the door. I like having several basic and simple extra shotguns in the house if the neighborhood watch gets activated after a hurricane here. Hoping this current storm continues to be a miss and not cut back into the state.
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Having both a Pardner pump and a maverick 88, and considering they are the same price, I would suggest the Pardner.

The maverick is a good simple reliable gun, just too light for my tastes.
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Is the "88" compatible with the Mossberg 500 barrels?
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Having both a Pardner pump and a maverick 88, and considering they are the same price, I would suggest the Pardner.

The maverick is a good simple reliable gun, just too light for my tastes.
I have several syn stock guns and growing up with American Hardwood they were light to me too. Until a friend unscrewed the butt plate of the Plinkster and in went 100 rds of 22lr, and a fire steel. My 88's now have a folding knife and a fire steel and a few other goodies adds a bit of weight and some piece of mind.
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Is the "88" compatible with the Mossberg 500 barrels?

Barrels are compatible, the pump/forestock is not.
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I have shot my Maverick 88 hundreds of times and it has always functioned perfectly. I would definitely buy it again.
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I purchased a Maverick 88 during the Rodney asking riots in 1992. My office was in San Diego and I needed to go to Los Angeles. L.A. County instituted a moratorium on ammo and firearm sales. I purchased a Maverick 88 in San Diego, as a "traveling companion" to L.A.. Big 5 store for $95.00. Long and short barrel incl.
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I have an 88 secutity 8 shot. Not bad for the money.. broke it in with 2, 100 count cheapo shells..functions fine.
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I had one too, Can't go wrong
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Basic pump. Cheaper version of a Mossberg500.
I have one. Should be able to buy it for under $200 just about anywhere.

I like the idea of adding weight inside the stock. Never really had thought about that.
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My Security 8 is the gun next to my bed.
I prefer the cross trigger safety.
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Picked one NIB at a gun show years ago for $80 and it's a great self-defense choice. It's by the bed when not in the camper. Never a problem feeding any shells. Get it and you'll be a believer!
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