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Posted: 2/21/2006 5:59:06 PM EDT
I can't figure out how / why Mossberg sells the Maverick line for about half of what the almost identical Mossberg gos for? I'm looking at the security model (MSRP $199- comparable Mossy is $365) my local dealer sells for 80% of MSRP, so $160, it seems to good to be true. Can it really compare to the simular Mossberg? Is it a total POS? Is it imported or what? Why buy a Mossy when the Maverick is out there?

I am led to beleave the only real mechanical diferance is the location of the safty, am I correct?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:36:09 PM EDT
As I understand it, the Maverick is made in Mexico, and assembled in Texas.

All the of them have plastic stocks, and the trigger guard-mounted safety.

I think the Maverick is basically an even cheaper made Model 500
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:52:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 10:52:58 PM EDT by Magurgle]
I have the Maverick 88 with the 18 1/2" barrel 7+1 capacity. The only complaint I have had is that the action could be a little smoother. Just rack the slide a few times at the dealer and see if you could deal with it or not. For the money it is a great shotgun that you won't feel to bad when it gets beat up. It is a great shooter for me, with shot or slugs.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:35:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Magurgle:
I have the Maverick 88 with the 18 1/2" barrel 7+1 capacity.


You sure about that? I thought it was 5+1 on the 18 1/2" and 7+1 on the 20"er?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 1:25:28 AM EDT
Also on the Maverick; the slide bars are pinned to the forearm. There is no inner tube to the forearm. This might be why the Maverick isn't as "smooth" as a Mossberg.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:48:54 AM EDT
For the money, you really can't beat a Maverick......If you want to "step it up" go with an 870.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:12:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Real_estate_salesman:

Originally Posted By Magurgle:
I have the Maverick 88 with the 18 1/2" barrel 7+1 capacity.


You sure about that? I thought it was 5+1 on the 18 1/2" and 7+1 on the 20"er?



I could be wrong, I did buy it 6 years ago, and don't hace a tape measure on hand. The heat shield provents me from reading what is on the barrel. Now that I think about it I think it is the 20"er
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:01:39 PM EDT
Maverick is a nice shotgun for the price. . .the only real difference is it doesn't have dual slide rails, and has a different safety than the Mossberg.
get a rifled barrel and 18" barrel and you're ready for anything
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:47:15 PM EDT
I've owned a couple, sold one during my divorce and sold the other one when I picked up a sweet Winchester 1300. I liked both of them and will probably buy another one or two to use for camp guns or to keep in trunk. I fired hundreds of rounds through both of mine and never had a failure. They can't be beat for the price and most of the Mossy add-ons fit.
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