Thank you.Glad you were successful in your quest.
I'm only half kidding when I say this. I've done this before myself with a Ridgid pipe cutter and saved the buck and a quarter. I even drilled a tiny hole, properly centered on a non-ribbed barrel, used a tiny tap and installed my brass bead. I used an old tapered reaming tool to chamfer the rough edge out of the cut tube. It turned out really nice. Better even than the time I did pay a gunsmith to clean up a home cut-back double barrel. Hint: You can't use the Ridgid pipe cutter on a double. Or any ribbed barrel.I have a 12GA at the gunsmith right now getting chopped to 18.5". $125.00 to cut down and put a new bead on it.
I get those Beavis and Butt-head images in my mind when I read that. I used to sit and laugh my fanny off when I watched those; Mrs. Merkt though they were moronic.You said, “butt stroke”.
Awesome -- although I'm sad to have to tell you that 20 gauge buckshot shells are so rare and unavailable, I took up shotshell reloading. Seriously. I also bought the last bag of #3 buck available in America last weekend. Plenty of slugs still out there -- but better get 'em quick..... I plan on putting a pistol group on it, loading it with buckshot....
I think the black sheep has them not sure yet.Awesome -- although I'm sad to have to tell you that 20 gauge buckshot shells are so rare and unavailable, I took up shotshell reloading. Seriously. I also bought the last bag of #3 buck available in America last weekend. Plenty of slugs still out there -- but better get 'em quick.
Oh I can't resist the following story. The employee compliment in my long time federal job included many veterans. The veteran banter was a fixture of the job. One time a veteran was discussing "where were you" with a non-vet of about the same age. At one time, the non-vet had been studying for the priesthood but had dropped out. So to cap the "discussion," the veteran tells the non-vet, "I was serving the flag when you were buttering buns in the seminary." That's one that has stuck with me.I'm glad you included that M14 part in there!
My Maverick 88 with a 18.5” barrel had a wood dowel in it even though does not have any threads for a choke. With a 18.5” barrel might be too short to hunt with.That Maverick 88 Youth Model stock has a 12" length of pull, 5 shot magazine capacity, 22 inch BBL with a Modified choke installed.
The method of barrel attachment will not accomodate any magazine extension.
The modified, (or half-choke), is generally the best choice for reasonably tight patterns with standard 20 gauge #3 Buckshot. At the same time, the modified choke is quite usable with 20 gauge Rifled Slugs.
The stock already has a molded in sling swivel mount and the hole in the barrel take-down screw is threaded for a sling swivel mount available from Mossberg.
A simple "moutain sling" with attached swivels would be a handy accessory.
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There is a 3 round limit migratory bird "plug" in the magazine . To remove, dismount the barrel and shake the plug out of the takedown screw hole.
All in all a great little shotgun.
You just have to shoot within the effective pattern density range of your shot load/cylinder bore combo!My Maverick 88 with a 18.5” barrel had a wood dowel in it even though does not have any threads for a choke. With a 18.5” barrel might be too short to hunt with.