So, I recently bought a Maverick 88 as my first shotgun. I took her home, read the manual, racked her a couple times and went to bed. Over the next week I looked at the manual a few times over and then took her to the range. To my horror I found she only accepted two round instead of five. I searched the internet for how to fix what and what to replace parts with. I posted on this very forum and got an answer. A wooden dowel is used to plug the magazine tube for bird hunting. Removed the dowel. Today I was trying to figure out if the tang safety on the Mossberg 500 makes it harder to disassemble then the Maverick 88 which has a cross bolt safety. I went to Mossberg's site and downloaded a 500 manual for the schematics and then I reread my 88 manual. I found this line on the fourth page of the 88 manual: Note: to comply with U.S. migratory birds, six shot models are shipped with a wooden dowel inserted into the magazine tube which limits magazine capacity to two (2) shells. Either I didn't read the manual as thoroughly as I should have or I think I am a better reader then I really am. It was at that moment that I realized I might be an idiot. Either way, next time I get a new firearm, I'm not only going to read the manual, I'm going to copy it word for word so I don't miss anything. Thanks to all the people who refrained from telling me to just read the manual. Remember, there are no dumb questions, but there are dumb answers.