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i have been having trouble with my maverick 88, but mossberg has been A+ on helping me fix it. so with their great service i decided to get another maverick 88 today so my wife and i could shoot together. i bought it at walmart still in box as i don't like getting display models, i checked it out on the working slide and everything was smooth, so i bought it. got it home and the front bead is broken off, i did not think to check the barrel as there isn't much to go wrong. i really hate calling mossberg again about this but they should have checked this. how do i get a new one back on?, i don't think i have a wrench that small, does anyone know the size? thanks
 

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Good to see you back on the forum.

I don't have the wrench size answer to your question, but maybe, just maybe they would be willing to send a new barrel with the bead installed to replace or exchange for the one you have.
 

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Have your wife call them and say the front sight broke off.
 
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I've never taken one off, but aren't they threaded and screwed into a tapped hole in the barrel?

The barrel doesn't have a serial number on it...maybe the store would swap out barrels with another one in a box and send the one with the broken bead back to the distributor.
 

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I've never taken one off, but aren't they threaded and screwed into a tapped hole in the barrel?

The barrel doesn't have a serial number on it...maybe the store would swap out barrels with another one in a box and send the one with the broken bead back to the distributor.
wal mart won't do anything, they said i should have checked it. problem is they won't let anyone touch a gun in box that doesn't have a trigger lock, so i couldn't check it. after telling the manager, she said rules, we have to go by rules. how good are these?, Dead Ringer Uni-Bead Fiber Optic Shotgun Sight DR4386. i have never put on a sight before on a shotgun and have never used these. gonna call mossberg tomorrow but with that little white bead able to come off, even if they send one i am gonna get something for backup. thanks
 

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I just use some pliers to take mine off. A leatherman multitool usually does the trick. Just make sure it’s squared off pliers so you don’t scratch up the barrel.


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I would raise a bigger stink at Walmart. Sorry but "you should have checked it" is bull. Does your receipt say "Sold As Is?" If it doesn't then Walmart sold you defective goods. Keep asking to see a manager until you get the situation remedied. Worked for me on a return that they did not want to accept.
 
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