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Recall Notice — Maverick Hunter Over/Under 12 Gauge Shotguns

Maverick Hunter Over/Under Shotgun

Maverick Arms has discovered a manufacturing error that resulted in some shotguns being chambered as being rated for 3 1/2-inch shells inappropriately. Here is the full release from Maverick Arms, with instructions on determining whether your Maverick Hunter is subject to the recall and how to return it to Maverick for replacement.

Maverick Hunter Over/Under Shotgun
Maverick Hunter Over/Under Shotgun

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.

Determine Whether 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 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. ET or email at 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.


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.

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1 Comment;

  1. So if you return your gun marked you will get a new one marked for 3″?!?!
    . Doesn’t matter if you bought it for the express purpose of shooting 3&1/2. Doesn’t seem quite right to me. If I bought a gun marked 3&1/2 you better make good and replace it with one that shoots 3&1/2.

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