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Opinions on Ithaca SKB O/U

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by claybuster77, Mar 24, 2007.

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  1. claybuster77

    claybuster77 Member

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    I have a chance to buy an older Ithaca SKB 20 ga. O/U in mint condition for $650. Does anyone have any opinions on the guns reliability or ability to get service and/or spare parts??--Dan--
     
  2. TommyTEREX

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    Better check with skb, I think you`ll find parts aren`t available for the ithica skb`s anymore.

    Tom R.
     
  3. BT-Lee

    BT-Lee TS Member

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    Had firing pins put in my 600 also. Its a good buy.
     
  4. claybuster77

    claybuster77 Member

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    Found out today that it is a model 500 with 26" barrels.
     
  5. TommyTEREX

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    nspktri, I said (I THINK ,NOT THEY ARE DEFINATELY HARD TO FIND), and that`s why I said to contact SKB to be sure.

    TOM R.
     
  6. TommyTEREX

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    I,not everyone, two different locals, two different ways of saying the same thing.

    Tom R.
     
  7. libertybay

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    I don't want to burst anybody's bubble, but, for the most part, the parts on the new SKB's are interchangeable with the old Ithaca SKB's. Like all O/U's, parts need to be more or less hand fitted to the individual gun.

    I recently broke a top ejector on my Ithaca/SKB 700. After a call to Gun's Unlimited, I had a new ejector in days, and another couple of days for a gunsmith to fit it.

    If you look at the schematics on the SKB website, you'll find that parts for the Ithaca/SKB 500, 600, and 700, and the SKB 500, 505, 585, 600, 605, 685, 785, and 885 are the same. The 85TSS has a couple of modified parts, but very few.

    The SKB is a modification of an old Merkel design that hasn't changed much since the 60's.

    Bob
     
  8. claybuster77

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    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    I used to have an older SKB, I think it may have been a 505? Can't remember for sure. I used it for hunting for 4 years and whenever I went.....pheasants trembled. :D
     
  10. Dynokick189

    Dynokick189 TS Member

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    Just found a model 600 28" at a local gun show for $350!!! Really!!
    The guy told me it was a "skeet gun" (barrels marked full and impmod), also was told it was bored out to take 3" shells (forcing cones were lengthened and polished). Gun was probably 95% condition. Shot it yesterday (in a typical U.P. spring gale) and hit 22/25 (not bad for a strange gun).
    I learned to shoot trap w/a century single from SKB. Wish I still had it, just for fun.
    SKB's are good starter guns, and largely underrated.
    Mike
     
  11. zoomgunner

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    Just purchased older skb w/ no identifying marks on top of barrel either side of very wide broadway vent rib. only proof marks are - left side of barrel by chamber: "M7IV" over "891" - right side: "SPR" over "SPR" - bottom of barrel: "K" then the serial number "708XXX" then "6" then "NP". The only markings on this o/u shotgun that identifies this firearm other than the actual way it was manufactured is the buttplate w/ " SKB " lettering on it. Nothing about Ithaca. The shotgun's entire receiver,trigger guard, and top end of barrels near the chambers is intricately & highly engraved by hand ( deep relief ). Can anyone help to identify what model ? Serial # on reciever is "CM708XXX" on bottom within the cavity made for it. Also I need to replace some of the trigger parts, the trigger itself w/ selector as well as bottom firing pin and bushing/retainer and possibly both sears..... how long did it take for skb Omaha to rebuild your shotgun? Thanks for any info. zoom.
     
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