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That's the first I've heard of it Djcala. Thanks for sharing.

I understand the reason for the recall, but I'm waiting to hear from the first idjit who said he actually fired a 3 1/2" shell and it messed his gun up (according to his lawyer). :doh:
Thats kind of a big mistake. Do these barrels get stamped with the same machine that stamps barrels with 3.5" chambers?
Thanx Dj for bringing this to our attention.


Description of Issue
Maverick Arms has discovered that a small number of Maverick Hunter™ Over/Under 12-gauge shotguns (SKU 75445) have been marked incorrectly. The chamber marking indicates that these shotguns are chambered for 3 ½” shells, however, the chambers are manufactured for 2 ¾” and 3” shells.

All Maverick Hunter™ shotguns are manufactured with 3” chambers, not 3 ½” chambers. Firing 3 ½” shot shells through these shotguns may cause an increase in chamber pressure, which may result in damage to your shotgun and/or severe personal injury if a barrel should rupture as a result of excess pressure.

How to Determine if Your Maverick Over/Under is Affected
Each Maverick Hunter™ shotgun is marked with a chamber designation on the right side of the barrel, just below the safety warning.

If your shotgun marking reads “12 Ga 3 ½” Maverick Hunter” then your shotgun IS affected by this recall.

Discontinue use of this shotgun and immediately follow the instructions provided below.
Note that only a small number of SKU 75445 shotguns are affected.

No other Maverick or Mossberg models are affected by this Safety Warning or Recall Notice.

What to Do If Your Shotgun is Affected
DO NOT fire 3 ½” shot shells through your Maverick Hunter™ Over/Under shotgun.

  1. Please call the Product Service Center at (800) 363-3555 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30PM EST or email us at service@mossberg.com to confirm that your shotgun is covered by this recall.
  2. If your shotgun is covered by this recall, Maverick Arms will provide a prepaid shipping label for your current shotgun, for return to an authorized Maverick Service Center.
  3. Once we receive your shotgun, Maverick will provide a free replacement shotgun of the same model and type (SKU 75445).