Question about my shotgun

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    Question about my shotgun

    So my dad gave me a used Maverick 88 that I'm going to dedicate as my home defense shotgun. I took it apart to give it a good cleaning (it really needed it). I also took the plug out so it can carry 6 rounds now :) When cleaning it I came across this part that i wasn't sure about.



    I took it off and realized it was holding this piece on internally.



    I put it back together the way it was because I have no clue what that piece is. I hate how it sticks out the side of the gun. Its just a screw holding it on. Anyone know what it is?

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    I can't help, but I will say that "extra parts" after reassembling a weapon never seems like a good thing to me.
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    I believe that piece keeps the bolt aligned when the action moves. I also believe that should be a small flat screw, not that big ginormus thing you have, holding it in. I bet you can get a replacement screw assuming that someone didn't drill it out for that thing to fit on there.
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    Have you looked for a parts diagram for the gun? I'm sure there's one available online somewhere.
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    Here you go!

    http://www.mossberg.com/manuals/Maverick_88_91.pdf

    Look on page 23. Appears to be the ejector. Looks like you should have a screw laying around somewhere too. lol
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    Youtube it
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJC7 View Post
    Here you go!

    http://www.mossberg.com/manuals/Maverick_88_91.pdf

    Look on page 23. Appears to be the ejector. Looks like you should have a screw laying around somewhere too. lol
    Agree, it appears to be the ejector.
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    ok thank you guys. yes it definitely is the ejector according to the diagram. most definitely not the stock screw for it, lol. there is a screw that fits but it is longer than that and comes out the other side, so this piece sticking out other side is just the nut for it. i had just never seen it before and this is my first mossberg (im a remington guy). wasnt sure if this was normal but apparently it isnt, just a ghetto rig, lol.

    looks like i will search around for a new ejector screw. thanks again for all of the help.

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    I can't help, but I will say that "extra parts" after reassembling a weapon never seems like a good thing to me.
    nope, wasnt an extra part, just trying to figure out what they piece was doing sticking out. i just thought it was really odd. didnt see it on anyone elses.
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    Question about my shotgun

    Yup.... you have an aftermarket screw.... it should be flush mounted.... I bet you can call mossberg to get the right one or you might get lucky at the hardware store.... Please put your ejector back in ;)
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    The Maverick, like the Mossberg 500, 590, has two extractors, that looks like the extractor that's supposed to be screwed to the side of the receiver.
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