Mossberg 88 Special Purpose 12 Gauge Shotgun

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Product Description

What’s in the Box

  • Mossberg 88 Special Purpose Shotgun
  • Cable Lock
  • Owner’s Manual

Known as the workhorse by those who spend their weekends in the field or at the range, the Maverick has established an enviable reputation. Affordable hunting, and security shotguns known around the world for performance and value.

Firearm Specifications

  • Gauge: 12 GA
  • Barrel Length: 20”
  • Capacity: 8
  • Chamber Size: 3”
  • Overall Length: 41”
  • Weight: 7 lbs
  • Stock: Black Synthetic
  • Barrel Finish: Blue
  • Sights: Bead
  • Chokes: Cylinder Bore
  • Length of Pull: 14.5”

Customer Comments

Customer Reviews

(5 out of 5) Good Shotgun
by from Grove City, Ohio on

I like the the feel and design of this shotgun. Very comfortable to handle. It is not rifled but it is accurate at short to medium range. Easy to get on-target and hold it. I have been putting 3 slugs through it and it kicks like a mule but that is more the shells than the gun. As I recommend this gun with a five-star, remember everything must be used for the proper use.

(5 out of 5) Best in show for the dough!
by from Columbus, Ohio on

You just won't find a better pump-action for $250 or less brand-new, not unless you really hunt around for a while. I'd recommend a softer butt pad if you're going for a range day with this. It's very light and manageable, but will beat your shoulder up running 12G 00 Buck shot. Any shotgun will.

(4 out of 5) A MUST BUY
by from Lithopolis, OHIO on

Didn't give 5 stars as I felt badly for those who paid thousands of dollars for their home defense shotgun. Yes, I know it is NOT a semi-auto, yes, it is only $200 and YGWYPF, but given these shortcomings, this SG is an amazing buy for what it do and its use as a home defense gun. I put the pistol grip on it that it comes with and although its harder to handle this way, its shorter line in smaller spaces makes it worth doing. Clean throws on re-loads, lighter weight and shorter line w pistol grip, a SG to own as primary or secondary back-up. A no brainier purchase.

(5 out of 5) Great performance can be affordable!
by from Columbus, Ohio on

I upgraded to this model from an H&R Pardner Pump. The thing weighed a metric ton, but worked well. This is significantly lighter, and boasts an impressive 7 shell capacity with 2 3/4 standard size shells. Can accept 3 inch magnums! Performs excellently. I trust my home to it. You could, too.

(1 out of 5) Spend more get better
by from Galloway, Ohio on

I bought one of these took it home shells would not come out of mag tube. took it back all three other Mavericks at store had same issue I would recommend spending a couple more dollars and getting something better. I ended up with a 500. And I wanted thus gun to work so bad. I wanted two of them honestly. And would have bought two. But not sure they can be trusted

(4 out of 5) Buyer Be Aware
by from Granville, Ohio on

I did purchase the Mossberg 88 brand new from Vance and it had a feeding problem where the shells were not entering into the chamber. I have some skills with weapons so I took it apart and found one of the metal feeding arms that most cheaper shotguns have was bent. I straightened it and never had a problem since. It hasn't been the first faulty weapon that I've had brand new, but it did require a little fixing.