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Looking at this one:
Maverick 31046 88 12 20 CYL 8RD for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $196.00

I use to have a mossberg maverick field 88, I remember while I was looking for accessories that the pump handle/forend couldn't be removed and replaced. Is it true for this model as well? Not a big deal, I was planning on putting an integrated pump/flashlight mount, and if I can't I'll just mount it another way.

Anyone know if something like this will mount?
MOSSBERG SHOTGUN GRIP-LIGHT-LASER-TRI-RAIL FOREND-4R - eBay (item 350291344100 end time Mar-09-10 14:09:04 PST)
 

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dang that does suck I just ordered one of the 88's from buds last night but so far no plans t to replace the forend. I might find a way to attach a loop to it though to slip my hand through and keep a positive grip on it who knows.
 

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Yep its true. I bought the knoxx stock kit for my 20" maverick, but could only switch out the buttstock, which I knew beforehand. Its a good gun for the money, although the action is not nearly as slick as say an 870
 

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Yep its true. I bought the knoxx stock kit for my 20" maverick, but could only switch out the buttstock, which I knew beforehand. Its a good gun for the money, although the action is not nearly as slick as say an 870
hey out of curiosity does your 88 have two screws on top of the reciever? I want to mount a rail there too.
 

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You can replace the forend with a Mossberg 500 action tube slide assembly,then use any mossberg forend you want.My little brother bought a mav 88 from a guy who jolly rigged a pistol grip forend on it with rivets...needless to say it snapped off,so we have to wait until he can afford the $40+ part.
 

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mavericks and the new synthetic mossberg 500's have two bars that go across the forend which makes it unable to be switched out for a different one.
? ? ? My new synthetic mossberg 500 is absolutely no trouble to change forends on. Maybe mine was an odd one idk I don't keep track of these things. Oh well I just switched it to wood anyway what do I care
 

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? ? ? My new synthetic mossberg 500 is absolutely no trouble to change forends on. Maybe mine was an odd one idk I don't keep track of these things. Oh well I just switched it to wood anyway what do I care
huh, i read somewhere that the new synthetic 500's were using the same forend configuration as the maverick's. maybe i heard wrong.
 

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You can replace the forend with a Mossberg 500 action tube slide assembly,then use any mossberg forend you want.My little brother bought a mav 88 from a guy who jolly rigged a pistol grip forend on it with rivets...needless to say it snapped off,so we have to wait until he can afford the $40+ part.
So just replace the forend with a mossberg 500 action tube slide assembly? Considering the mossberg 500/persuader is 100 more this seems like a more economically viable option.
 

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do any of you have Mossbergs 2010 Catalog? I just got it at a local shop and Maverick is going to have an Over Under 12ga! as well as 2 rifles under the maverick name in two models

regular rifles
short action: .308, .243
long action:.270, .30-06

The super bantam series: short action
.243
 

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I just ordered the catalog - and downloaded the PDF version. Very nice! I've been wanting to get a maverick for a while now, and I just might get three now! The 88 Security - 8 shot version, the over/under, and that bolt action 30-06 - all look really nice! And I bet the price on them is pretty nice too :)
 

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So just replace the forend with a mossberg 500 action tube slide assembly? Considering the mossberg 500/persuader is 100 more this seems like a more economically viable option.
Yep,just get the slide tube assembly and a slide tube nut (like 5-7$)and your good to go for any mossberg 500 aftermarket forend.
 
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