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SOLD--Iver Johnson jumped on the Skeet bandwagon in the early 30's when the game was just beginning. They made Skeeters up to WW-2 and a few were made post-war. The Winter 2008 Double Gun journal contains a great article about these unusual guns. Only 1200 Skeeters were produced in ALL gauges and--believe it or not--600 or so were 410 bores. 12-16-20- and 28 bores made up the rest of the production. This 20 bore gun is pretty nice. It has 28 inch barrels that are factory bored C or choke in the right barrel and O or open in the left barrel. This reverse choking was optimal for the outgoing target always being shot first and the open barrel was for the incoming target! The metal finish is original and a solid 90% or better. As you can see, the wood is very attractive with a capped pistol grip with Iver Johnson Logo and an Owl's Head buttplate. The LOP is 14 inches from a factory Miller non-selective single trigger. Mechanics and bores are fine. The drops are 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 and the gun is a fine shooter! The barrels have factory supplied Lyman ivory sights. The wood--to my eye--appears to have been skillfully refinished following a stock repair at the head of the stock. In the pix you can see where the stock was expertly pinned. There are no issues with cracking or instability of the buttstock. The gun has a beavertail with A&D latch. At 7lbs 7oz this is not a lightweight 20 bore, but it's a fine low recoil skeet gun with standard 7/8oz loads. I'm pricing the gun to sell at $2250 and a look around the net will find that this price is WAY under any other 20 ga. Skeeter, especially with the single trigger option. As always, my price includes delivery to all lower 48 States.

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Yes--absolutely factory original. The Miiler trigger/Skeeter connection is well documented in advertising of that era. Look up the DGJ article I mentioned and it will give you the info about their trigger options. Or google is an easy way to look it up.
 

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Miller triggers are factory equipment at extra cost. My 12 gauge has it and the catalogs show it. My 12 is also non selective. In my experience, the 12 is as scarce as the 16 or the rare 28, but obviously won't sell for as much money. I would own this 20 is I hadn't been out of commission when it was previously sold.
 
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