Mossberg Recalling Some Maverick Over/Under Shogtuns

Mossberg recalling Maverick Hunter Over/Under Shotguns (SKU 75445)

courtesy mossberg.com

Maverick Arms, Inc. Issues Product Safety Warning and Recall Notice

Maverick Hunter™ Over/Under 12-gauge Shotguns (SKU 75445) Have Been Marked Incorrectly

North Haven, CT – 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-inch shells; however, the chambers are manufactured for 2 ¾-inch and 3-inch shells. All Maverick Hunter shotguns are manufactured with 3-inch chambers, not 3 ½-inch chambers. Firing 3 ½-inch shotshells 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 Shotgun 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.

What to Do If Your Shotgun is Affected: DO NOT fire 3 ½-inch shotshells 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).

If you have already sold or otherwise disposed of your Maverick Hunter shotgun, we request that you immediately provide us with the contact information of the purchaser so that we may contact them directly and provide information about this recall.

Questions: For questions about this safety warning and product recall, or to confirm if your shotgun is affected by this recall, please contact the Product Service Center at (800) 363-3555.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this recall may cause, and we thank you for your patience, cooperation and support for the effort to better serve our customers.

*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.

About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.

Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at www.mossberg.com.

comments

  1. avatar TruthTellers says:

    Almost scared me for a minute.

  2. avatar James Earl Hoffa says:

    I love Mossberg don’t get me wrong. Family owned and operated since they started. Mr. Mossberg doesn’t live too far away from me either. However stop making Maverick series shotguns in Mexico Jiminy Cricket’s make them in America. I know you’re trying to make it affordable shotgun for people but give Americans the jobs and stop making s*** South of the Border please.

    1. avatar Mark Horning says:

      Pretty sure these are made in Turkey actually.

      1. avatar Higgs says:

        Nope. Eagle pass Texas.

        http://www.gunsandammo.com/news/mossberg-expands-texas-manufacturing-facility/

        I assume the over understand are made there.

        1. avatar anonymoose says:

          I was under the assumption that they were just assembling things from Mexican and Turkish parts in Texas…

  3. avatar joetast says:

    Can’t they just send letter informing purchasers of mistake, have purchaser sign knowledge of statement and save Mossberg alot of money?

    1. avatar ORCON says:

      Not a great idea. Transfer of ownership could cause some unfortunate person a great deal of grief in the future.

  4. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    Why would someone need a O/U with a 3.5″ chamber?

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      Maybe they enjoy having broken shoulders and shrapnel embedded in their face?

    2. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Why would someone need a O/U with a 3.5″ chamber?”

      The smart-ass in me would say – “Because, Murrica!”

      Hell, why do Desert Eagles *continue* to sell and hold their resale value?

      1. avatar TruthTellers says:

        Well Desert Eagles are actually really well made guns and are the only commonly found semi auto’s in .357 and .44 Magnum.

        1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

          That said, the early DE’s in .44 tended to foul their gas system quite a bit, because many factory .44 Mag rounds were loaded with high-residue powders. In a revolver, it really doesn’t matter much. In a gas-operated semi-auto, it does.

    3. avatar Jeff says:

      To fire 3½” shells.

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