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Glad you were successful in your quest.

F Walmart.
Thank you.
The only questions I got from bimart...
Would you like to handle the gun to make sure that's what you want ?
Do you want to purchase it?
Can I see your drivers licence to get the process started?
20 minutes I was walking to the car with it.
My answers, yes please, yes i will take it, yes sir , thank you
 

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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'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.

You said, “butt stroke”.
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.

Oh I remember practicing those vertical butt-strokes with my M14 Rifle at Fort Ord. I've never used the move myself but I remember it.
 
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.... I plan on putting a pistol group on it, loading it with buckshot....
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.
 
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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 think the black sheep has them not sure yet.
 

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I'm glad you included that M14 part in there!
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.
 
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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.

Thoughts:

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.



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.
 
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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.

Thoughts:

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.



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.
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.
 
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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.
You just have to shoot within the effective pattern density range of your shot load/cylinder bore combo!

Of course that is true of any shotgun/choke/load combination.
 

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I've hunted and gotten grouse with shotguns that had 18 - 20 inch barrels and either no choke or a Improved Cylinder choke in them.

For where I hunt...its dense woods mostly and ranges are usually short....
A gun with these lengths of barrels...seem to work just fine.
'Course as noted above...one does need to know how your load shoots out of your shotgun and choke.
Andy
 

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