View Full Version : after a year she still looks new...

November 17, 2011, 09:17 PM
couldn't ask for a better sub-gauge gun!! The last of the Weatherby O/U's built by SKB of Japan. This one is the 20ga/28" Orion Classic III with hand-rubbed English walnut furniture. I use it primarily for sporting clays, and it makes a terrific, fast handling skeet gun. Top it off with some custom Carlson's choke tubes SK/IC and begin to smash some orange clay!!

Hope I do as well with my 20 gauge Citori back from the gunsmith. Sitting in the gunsmith's shop waiting for a new rubber shoe...







November 18, 2011, 02:20 AM

November 18, 2011, 07:24 AM
Did that one come from CDNN? I've been gazing at those from time to time and wondering if they would hold my interest.

November 18, 2011, 07:46 AM
absolutely not! CDNN has in stock a few Weatherby shotguns that were built by Fausti of Italy, with short 26" barrels. This gun was built by SKB, big difference. You have to remember, CDNN offers weapons that for the most part are poor sellers or overstock inventory. That's how they can offer such low price points. Although, they do have a few really nice shotguns over there, like the Winchester SX3 autoloader for $800 bucks...

November 18, 2011, 07:50 AM
Shows what I know, I didn't even know Fausti made guns for Wthby. I've seen some decent fausti and then some that I wondered what they were thinking. SKB's I'm learning from watching Ithicas.

November 18, 2011, 07:54 AM
hehehehe, it's musical chairs. Weatherby just dropped their line of O/U's and now offer none! Checkout their website... :confused:

November 18, 2011, 08:07 AM
The world is like that. I remember folks coming in the shop I used to work at and bad mouthing one type of guitar while talking about how great their's was. I didn't have the heart to tell them that both were made in the same factory by the same workers with the same parts.

November 18, 2011, 08:58 AM
The same goes for a company known as Nikko, made a nice o/u also known as Winchester 101.:)

Dave McC
November 18, 2011, 02:35 PM

I value the Ithaca/SKB 20 gauge O/U here quite a bit. It's a fine dove gun and does well for the uplands too. Overly choked at Mod/Full, but that's what spreaders are for.

Yours is prettier....

November 18, 2011, 07:02 PM
I have the Model 685 SKB which is what this model is. I find that they are very solid guns, excellent triggers, with outstanding wood for the dollar that was available at the time. I always thought the phesant on the side could have been done a little differently but for the rounds that I put through mine I can not complain. Great looking gun.

November 18, 2011, 07:20 PM
Sure am loving those barrels with NO ports!.......:D

SKB knew what it was doing - too bad Miroku can't convince Browning........:mad:

November 18, 2011, 07:38 PM
none of my 20's have ports... :)