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Maverick 88 Trigger Assembly

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by CZ-75BD, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. CZ-75BD

    CZ-75BD Well-Known Member

    Hello, could anyone point me where can I find all metal trigger assembly for Maverick 88.
    All I could find is Mossberg 500 but according to Mossberg website it not fit Maverick. :confused:
  2. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Is the current one broken or having issues?
  3. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Well-Known Member

    Neither Maverick, not its parent company, Mossberg make an all metal trigger group for the M-88.

    However, a mossberg 500 trigger group will fit in a Mav 88 receiver. But by doing that, you completely remove the safety.

    I have both a Mav88 and a Mossberg 500, and have swapped trigger groups because I had this same question. I swapped them back because I didn't like the idea of not haveing a safety, even one I rarely use.
  4. CZ-75BD

    CZ-75BD Well-Known Member

    No, it is not broken, but do not look solid.
    I would prefer to have metal, just as an insurance.

    USAF vet
    Thank you for info.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  5. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    There is no metal assembly available. It was never offered by mossberg. Breaking one is rare. Metal only was to meet military spec on the 590a1. I own and have owned dozens of mossbergs and only once had a broken trigger frame. That gun was bought like that and had many broken parts and abent barrel so I don't blame mossberg.
  6. JamieC

    JamieC Well-Known Member

    The Remington 870s trigger guard is plastic, don't hear much about them breaking and they've been around for a year or two.
  7. bubba in ca

    bubba in ca Well-Known Member

    Any gun can break, but breaking a trigger guard would be hard to do around the house for HD service. Much more likely to happen to a hunting gun by banging it against a boat gunwale or dropping it on a rock. The backup for my plastic trigger guard- and every other part on the gun-- is my revolver.

    Just because the military chooses a feature for its contracts doesn't make it necessarily a good or cost effective idea.
  8. Uniquedot

    Uniquedot Well-Known Member

    The wingmasters ain't plastic. I'm with the op in that i prefer steel or aluminum trigger guards, but i have had and still have several that are plastic and I've never broken one that i recall.
  9. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    There are various degrees of plastic and trigger guards are typically of the toughest nylon/polymer type that is actually better than cheap pot metal
  10. Black Knight

    Black Knight Well-Known Member

    You might want to check the trigger group for the Mossberg 590. I believe the 500 trigger guard is plastic and the 590 is parkerized steel. The two are interchangeable if I remember correctly from the Mossberg Armorers course.
  11. Uniquedot

    Uniquedot Well-Known Member

    Have you ever seen a trigger guard/group made of pot metal? i have only seen steel, aluminum, and plastic that i recall. The plastic guards are generally pretty darn good as long as everything is properly bushed, but safeties never work as smoothly as those housed in finely fished aluminum or steel trigger groups.
  12. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    That would be correct IF the OP had a Mossberg 500- he has a MAVERICK 88- and the Mav 88 uses a different trigger group assembly than the M500. It's one of the only differences between the two in terms of parts interchange. The Mav88 trigger group has the safety built into it, instead of the M500 tang safety on the hump. If you put a M500 trigger group into a Maverick 88 you will have a gun with NO safety.

    To re-iterate- there is NO METAL TRIGGER GROUP available for the Maverick 88. The factory never made them.
  13. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Well-Known Member

    Having a trigger group with no safety is not the same as having a metal part that will fit.

    If the metal 590 fits the 500, then it will fit the Mav88. Is it the smartest thing to have a gun without a safety? There are plenty of guns without a safety.

    If that is what the OP wants, that is the only way to get it done. However, I'm not sure if the 590 trigger group actually does fit the 500.
  14. mr.scott

    mr.scott Well-Known Member

    The 590a1 has a metal trigger housing. The 590 has plastic.
  15. CZ-75BD

    CZ-75BD Well-Known Member

  16. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    CZ-75BD what you found on EBay is a seller misrepresenting a Maverick 88 trigger group as a Mossberg part assembly
  17. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    @ CZ75BD:

    That is a Maverick 88 trigger assembly. The safety button is just in front of the trigger. You'll notice that it does not have the raised metal tongue sticking out of the top of the trigger group that engages the tang safety link on the M500/590?

    It's a Maverick trigger group. Regardless of what the seller says about it being the "new model"...it isn't. It fits a Maverick 88. That's the model with the safety in the trigger housing.

    Physically the Maverick 88 or the 500/590 trigger group can be stuck into the same hole. That doesn't mean they will be fully functional. A regular 590 still comes with the plastic trigger group. The 590A1 is the only model that comes with the metal trigger guard, it was added to comply with military procurement requirements. The 500/590/590A1 trigger group assemblies will interchange.

    If you have a Maverick 88 receiver and put an M500/590 trigger group in, your gun will no longer have a safety. If that's OK with you, then yes, it will fit.

    If you put a Maverick 88 safety into an M500/590 receiver, you'll have a gun with TWO safeties, one of which (tang safety) does nothing.
  18. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    Actually, the M500 Mils-Gun also has an all metal trigger group and safety button just like the 590A1.
    I know this because I own one.
  19. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    But the MILS gun doesn't have a crossbolt safety, right? And that would be necessary to use that trigger plate safely in a Mav 88.

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