Originally Posted by unclebear
ok so is there any real difference between the 500 and maverick 88?
Different safety locations, parts made in mexico. Also feels a little cheaper. Other than that, they're the same. For a cheap, get it done, no frills shotgun, it's a great and very versatile option. 90% of mossberg 500 parts are interchangeable with it. If I didn't have the money for a 500, I'd definitely get an 88. In fact, I still might.