07-29-2017, 07:41 AM
Join Date: Jul 2013
$425 sounds like a really great price.
Top lever, should be right of center - if center is 6 o'clock, think 5 or 4 - the more to the right the better.
Pull the forearm off and check for cracks.
Remove the barrels while the gun is cocked, with a smooth piece of soft wood against the breech, pull the triggers to make sure you get indentations from the firing pins.
What are the barrels choked? Will those constrictions work for your intended use?
With the barrels off the gun and the forearm removed, balance the barrels on the receiver hook by a fingernail and "flick" the barrels - they should ring like a bell. If you get a dull thud, then either there are ribs issues or something similar in the jointing of them.
Does the gun FIT you? I don't mean you shouldered it once or twice while looking at a ceiling fixture either. Can you shoot it? If yes, then shoot a round of trap or skeet to check fit and hit the pattern plate to see if it hits POI and POA .
Good luck! Older Japanese-made SKBs are great sleepers in the O/U market.
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