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 Post subject: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or fake
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:00 pm 
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I purchased a mossberg 500 and wanted a 18.5" security barrel to go with it. I posted a add looking for one and got some replies. One guy sent me some photos of his 18.5" security " maverick 88" barrel but it had no maverick or mossberg ID on it. All that was scribed on the barrel was a address and a shell size capacity . 

Address : "1001 Induatrial Blvd, Eagle pass , Texas, USA, 78852"
And on the other side of the barrel was a description for shell sizes.
"Chambered for 2 3/4" and 3" shells, 12ga, 18.5in -cylinder bore 

Does anybody have a maverick 88 or have had one and can clarify if this is normal or if it should say MAVERICK somewhere on the barrel? It seemed a bit odd to have a address but not the marketing brands name ? Maybe a knockoff ? Or is this real below are the photos!

https://ibb.co/GQKf4Zm
https://ibb.co/4YmjPxH
https://ibb.co/6X4BJgD
https://ibb.co/xSsQZf1

*update* everybody I've spoken too ( 8 guys) with maverick combos or security all have a PO box 586 then eagle pass Texas and zip code 78853? Nobody has the same address 1001 industrial that I got nor the same zip 78852?




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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:35 am 
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Nothing ?


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:09 am 
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I will only speculate...so take this with a grain of salt. If a business was using a PO BOX, I presume the zip code would be that of the Post Office itself, not the zip code of the P O Box Owner.

Then, if the P O Box owner decided that using a P O Box was no longer desirable, he would then use the actual business address's zipcode.

If you want to look further into that theory, try to find out the physical address of the town's Post Office. My bet is that the town P O Box is 78853.

Just trying to help explain the possible differences. regards,

p.s. Isn't there a Mossberg forum on Reddit or Facebook peopled only by Mossberg owners, i.e. a concentration of People who care specifically about your gun? You might get more feedback from that site.

p.p.s. https://www.facebook.com/MossbergCorp
p.p.p.s. https://www.reddit.com/r/mossberg/


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:44 pm 
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Good point, thanks for the info.
I posted to the mossberg forum on shotgun world I wouldn't of thought there would be more mossberg lovers in one community as this


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
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Coverfire wrote:
I purchased a mossberg 500 and wanted a 18.5" security barrel to go with it. I posted a add looking for one and got some replies. One guy sent me some photos of his 18.5" security " maverick 88" barrel but it had no maverick or mossberg ID on it. All that was scribed on the barrel was a address and a shell size capacity . 

Address : "1001 Induatrial Blvd, Eagle pass , Texas, USA, 78852"
And on the other side of the barrel was a description for shell sizes.
"Chambered for 2 3/4" and 3" shells, 12ga, 18.5in -cylinder bore 



Sounds like a made in Mexico Maverick barrel to me.

Seriously, who would "fake" a Maverick barrel and why? No offense, but you can't get much lower on the totem pole of gun brands -- not bad guns, but definitely budget. That's sort of like somebody faking Hi-Point parts, isn't it?


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
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Bladeswitcher wrote:
Seriously, who would "fake" a Maverick barrel and why?


THIS

Google "1001 Industrial Blvd, Eagle pass , Texas, USA, 78852" and you'll have your answer.

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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:24 pm 
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Skeet_Man wrote:
Bladeswitcher wrote:
Seriously, who would "fake" a Maverick barrel and why?


THIS

Google "1001 Industrial Blvd, Eagle pass , Texas, USA, 78852" and you'll have your answer.


yep, was the first thing I did and it comes right up on the map.


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:41 pm 
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Is the mossberg 500 and the maverick 88 the same quality barrel like literally the same one or is the 500 series a step up .


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:52 pm 
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I think everything but the trigger group is interchangeable but some parts for the maverick are made outside the USA, which could be the barrel. They don't really put out their barrel specs so I think you are on a fruitless search if you are looking to find the differences.


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:32 pm 
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Coverfire wrote:
Is the mossberg 500 and the maverick 88 the same quality barrel like literally the same one or is the 500 series a step up .



Not sure what you're getting at. The Maverick barrels are fine. It should serve you well for whatever you do with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:57 pm 
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Well one gun is $200 cheaper here in canada than the other. I assumed the overall quality is better on the 500. Maybe a better steel grade or a chrome barrel instead of polished steel. Maybe it's a higher grade steel barrel I dont know that's why I'm getting at


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
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So, let's assume the Maverick barrel is "cheaper" in some way. Given that, what are you concerned about . . . specifically . . . ?????

Barrel failure in some way? Rupture?
Pattern quality?
Sight alignment?
Velocity?
Premature rust or finish loss?
What is it, exactly, that you fear might happen if the Maverick barrel was inferior in some way?


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:13 pm 
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All of the above. If I simply pay $100 to get a mossberg barrel and eliminate the risk I'd rather do that . But if there the same no point in me wasting money when I got one on trade


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
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You will be flushing $100

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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
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Might ruin the collector value.


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
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McFarmer wrote:
Might ruin the collector value.



I hadn't considered that possibility.


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 Post subject: Re: Need help identifying maverick 88 barrel! Is it real or
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Bladeswitcher wrote:
McFarmer wrote:
Might ruin the collector value.



I hadn't considered that possibility.



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