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Old 05-31-2017, 07:21 PM   #1
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In a different post on this site, someone mentioned that the new SKB's are built in Turkey and the quality is not the same as the previously Japanese made SKB's. Is there anyone who has shot or is shooting the 90TSS Sporting?
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I own a 685 from the 1990's so was able to look at a 590 field that a friend of my hunting partner bough last year.

It I felt was a real nice shot gun for hunting partridges (his intended use) in 20ga felt lighter than my 12ga 685 by a whole bunch and the wood and finish I felt was nicer than my heavy glossed over wood finish.
I would be happy to pay the price he said he paid and own the shot gun today.


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We have used them as rental guns since they became available. They get used a lot and hold up well. We sell a lot of SKB's. I personally own a 20ga GC7. SKB is an excellent value and has excellent customer service. The SxS models are quite attractive and very popular.
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AKUS builds them. This is the same company that built the S&W Elite Gold SxS and the Kimber 7-pin sidelock. The S&W later became the Cabela's Dickinson. Like any company making guns with other peoples' names on them, they will build to the price point you want to sell it at.
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
AKUS builds them. This is the same company that built the S&W Elite Gold SxS and the Kimber 7-pin sidelock. The S&W later became the Cabela's Dickinson. Like any company making guns with other peoples' names on them, they will build to the price point you want to sell it at.
Exactly. The importer sets the price point, and that determines the quality - or lack thereof.
What saddens me is seeing a once-proud name like Charles Daly stuck on the cheap crap from their last reincarnation or two. Miroku made quality Daly guns. Farther back, the Prussian Daly guns - especially H.A. Lindner guns - were fantastic.
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Exactly. The importer sets the price point, and that determines the quality - or lack thereof.
What saddens me is seeing a once-proud name like Charles Daly stuck on the cheap crap from their last reincarnation or two. Miroku made quality Daly guns. Farther back, the Prussian Daly guns - especially H.A. Lindner guns - were fantastic.
Some of those still bring big bucks compared to a new browning.

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Some of those still bring big bucks compared to a new browning.

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I can see why. The Lindner guns are works of art, and a pleasure to handle and shoot.
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I started shooting Sporting Clays with an SKB 585. I found it to be a very good entry gun, and reasonably priced. No need to look at the new models as there are plenty of good deals around on the Japanese versions, in any of their models.
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