New Maverick Model 88 for Home Defense

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by krazykeny, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. krazykeny

    krazykeny New Member

    New Maverick Model 88 for Home Defense

    Don't let the gun snobs talk you into giveing way too much.
    Maverick Model 88 Price: $209.99 retail

    12 gauge - 20 inch barrel - 8 shot tube magazine

    Gave $150.00 for mine a few weeks ago at a jacksonville Florida gunshow.
    Brand new, unfired, in the box.

    Ran 50 rounds of Walmart / Winchester #4 Buckshot through it,
    as well as 5 rounds of Remintion Slugger 3 inch Mag. Rifled slugs,
    and 5 rounds of Reminton 3 inch Mag. # 4 Buckshot.

    Slot like a dream, cleaned up with Just WD40.



  2. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

    Kenny, WD40 is not good for the finish on any firearm. That's stuff is good for squeaks and adhesive tape removal. Try some Hoppes and Rem oil.

    Otherwise, that a nice firearm for the bucks.

  3. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

    Uh Oh, here we go with the WD40 issue... I'll just say one thing: I've used WD40 for over 40 years on all of my firearms, including expensive doubles, and it has never harmed any finish of any kind. I still wipe the outside down with it prior to putting away any gun, and it is the last patch to go down the barrel. I think the thought that WD40 harms guns is an urban legend--my proof is in the actual use of it for longer than I care to remember...
  4. RMc

    RMc Member

    Use a good gun oil...

    ...for lubing the mechanism.

    WD40 is a great water displacing rust preventatve for external metal surfaces - however it gums up over time on internal mechanisms and should be avoided for this use.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  5. lukeisme

    lukeisme New Member


    This little 88 has had I bet 2k rnds through it. I finaly after so many rnds and complaining by my wife let her use it as her home defense shotgun. A side note I also picked up one of their .308s and I have to say that the Maverick line is impressive!!!
  6. fixxer

    fixxer New Member

    I'm glad to hear someone is having luck with theirs. Maybe they've improved since I bought mine. I have a Maverick 88 and I have to say that mine is the biggest piece of junk that I've ever owned. For every shell I eject, it spits at least 1 live shell out on the floor out of the bottom. Then the elevator broke and now its unusable. Unless I can find used parts, I'd be in it for what the thing was worth to get it fixed. Call me a "gun snob" but I won't own another. Instead of fixing it, I think I'm gonna get a basic Rem 870 so I'm not chasing more crap with good money.
  7. Underdog

    Underdog Member

    I bought a maverick 88 about 1 month ago and it has ran flawless with the 250 rounds I have put through it. I am very impressed with the gun and it is built very solid. The blued finish on the maverick is also a plus compared to the flat scratch easy finish being put on the new 870 line, I know this for a fact as I have a new 870 and it's showing lots of wear after only 3 months.