They are very good guns for the price, and the value is good as well! I would not worry about parts, as many years of parts set in Omaha NE as they have excellent service. many will chime in here that will Vouch for thousand of round thru their SKB.
I had contact info for a guy who had new ones for sale. I have limited info on the guy other then a first name. The guy is in Mound City, Mo. He had brand new SKBs his name is Mark-660-572-0023. Had the best price for new i had found but I ended up finding a used one I couldnt pass up. Sorry I dont have more info. Good luck!!
Rob at SKB USA is looking for a new manufacturer in Italy. Main hurdle will be the large initial order for the new SKBs. Rob still has parts for SKBs for the next twenty years. Not to worry.
727 410 5212
for what its worth-- guns unlimited was the usa importer of skb and sold wholesale and retail - about 10yrs ago they sold the skb usa line to rob (i cant think of last name)-he has a warehouse & repair center in omaha and has a very large inventory . he is seeking a new mfgr with big obstacles to overcome w/ importing and dollar value ect!!
fyi- i live near omaha ---- the above mention of an skb forsale
-mark in mound city, it is still forsale and a very nice gun- i know mark personally and you wudnt go wrong buying it--he's vain on clean and nice!!!! wally riebesell 660-744-4115 cst
A friend of mine has one and shoots trap with it. He shoots it very well. He has had more then a fair share of problems with it though. He has had at least one "take it to a gunsmith" repair every year. He shoots about 5,000 targets per year. Parts have not been a problem. Personally I would look for a Browning or a used Perazzi combo before I would buy an SKB.
In my younger days I rode dirt bikes a little. I bought a used Penton because it was scary fast and slick. I found out that it doesn't matter how cool the bike is when you can't get parts to make it run. Had to have a couple parts made at a machine shop, then dumped it. I passed on the SKB's. Bill
Dont be afraid to buy an SKB, they claim to have 20+ years worth of parts. The only problem ive had with mine was that I bent an ejector. The reason it bent was because of a bad crimp that I tried to force in the gun by closing it. My own stupidity is the only reason it broke. While it was in Omaha I had them completly overhaul the reciever. Total bill with shipping was $250. Try to do that with a perazzi combo....
Rob at SKB USA in Omaha is the owner of all the parts and the name. He is a very nice guy to deal with. The is associated with GU wholesale in Omaha that used to be associated with Guns Unlimited of Omaha. A few years ago they split the retail arm and the wholesale arm and went different directions. Not to say that they still don't do business together.