Mossberg for end wiggly looseness

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Browning 9 Guy, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Browning 9 Guy

    Browning 9 Guy Premium Supporter Member

    I love my new Mossberg Maverick 88 but the fore end is wiggly. You can roll it side to side a wee bit and rattles. However it functions great - no problems. Have any Mossy owners found this to be an issue as in the fore end suddenly coming off? Probably worrying too much about nothing. Thanks to you guys in advance!
     
  2. beaglenc

    beaglenc Member

    1,000
    287
    Mine has rattled for 40 yrs and ...well..40yrs and still shoots.
    No worries. :)
     

  3. fatal-bert33

    fatal-bert33 Member

    1,194
    896
    Mine has only rattled for 15 years.
     
  4. ArmyScout

    ArmyScout Supporting Member

    3,960
    279
    IL
    Over the years I have had 4 pumps, 2 Mossbergs, a Remington, and a Ithaca. The forearm was wiggly and rattled on all 4, nothing to worry about.
     
  5. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    I want to post a twerking gif in response to this question, but I got yelled at the other day for posting an inappropriate picture and don't feel like getting yelled at again.
     
  6. RedRaptor22

    RedRaptor22 Member

    427
    1
    Typical pump thing just like how the shells flop around the reciever like a hotdog in a bucket.

    The slack is to make sure it doesn't bind up in any sort of way, it could be gone but the friction and dirt sensitivity of that kind of fit would be ridiculous.
     
  7. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

    8,784
    2,254
    Florida
    All of the pump shotguns that I've used over the years had wiggly forends. If you look at the structure of the action bars and the slide, as well as how they are mounted to the weapon together, there is bound to be some movement, so there is no danger of your shotgun coming apart.
     
  8. Browning 9 Guy

    Browning 9 Guy Premium Supporter Member

    OK thanks

    Thanks for the thoughtful responses. Pump gun makers want to be sure grud and stuff don't interfere with the action.

    And Rachgier - please post that stuff - I wanna see I wanna see!
     
  9. Browning 9 Guy

    Browning 9 Guy Premium Supporter Member

    Wenischdens Dank

    This is Mennonite for "thanks a bunch", most accurate spelling I know. It was a verbal, never written language at home.
     
  10. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! ImageUploadedByHi-Point Forum1423284331.591085.jpg