SOLD FOR: $2,505
Serial Number: NS43273
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Gauge: 20 Gauge 3” Shells, and 28 Gauge 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Top-Break Side By Side with Single Selective Trigger.
Markings: The receiver is delicately scroll engraved with pheasant scenes on both side plates. The underside is also scroll engraved with “SKB” inscribed. The water table is marked “NS 43273”. The left barrel on the 28 Gauge set is marked “MODEL 485 28 GAUGE 2-3/4” CHAMBER PROOF TESTED / MADE BY NEW SKB ARMS COMPANY JAPAN”. The left barrel flat is marked “C / NP NS 43273”. The right barrel flat is marked “NP / C 4886C”. The underside of the right barrel is marked “G.U. INC., OMAHA, NE”. The forend hardware is marked “NS 43273” Followed by “28” in a diamond. The top of the left barrel on the 20 Gauge Barrel Set is marked “MODEL 485 20 Ga 3” CHAMBER PROOF TESTED / MADE BY NEW SKB ARMS COMPANY JAPAN”. The left barrel flat is marked “NP / C 4806C”. The right barrel flat is marked “C / NP NS 43273”. The left side of the locking lug is marked “273”. The forend hardware is marked “NS 43273” followed by “20” in a diamond.
Barrel Length: 26”
Choke: The left barrel of the 28 gauge barrel set is mounted with a modified choke. The right barrel is mounted with an Improved Cylinder Choke. The left barrel of the 20 gauge barrel set is mounted with a Modified Choke. The right barrel is mounted with an Improved Cylinder choke.
Sights / Optics: These shotgun barrels are mounted with a white bead front sight and a small silver mid-rib bead. Both are mounted to a ventilated rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The butt stock has a compression mark on the right side as well as a few light handling marks in the glossy finish. There are a few light compression marks on the left side as well. The drop at heel measures 2 5/8”. The drop at comb measures 1 ½”. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid rubber buttplate. The forends only show light handling marks. The stocks rate in about Very Good to Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue and Satin Nickel
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows only light marks on the barrel sets. The receiver shows only light handling. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun kit comes in a green cloth hard case with leather trim. The exterior of the case is marked “485 / SKB”. Inside the case is the original exploded parts diagram and owner’s manual. The paperwork is in Fine condition. Also included are two A-Zoom Snap Caps for each caliber. These snap caps rate in Very Good Condition. Three additional chokes per caliber are included. 20 Ga: Skeet, Skeet, Full. 28 Ga: Skeet, Skeet, Full. Plus the chokes mentioned above in the chokes section and an SKB choke tube wrench.
Our Assessment: This SKB is in excellent condition. This shotgun package includes both 20 gauge and 28 gauge barrels. It features very nice gloss finish wood furniture, deep blued barrels and silver receiver with fine scrollwork. It has a single selective recoil operated trigger with both sets of barrels measuring 26” in length. It includes a green cloth and leather felt lined case and five total chokes per barrel set. This is a really great kit and would be tons of fun for the confident skeet shooter. This had people in our shop turning their heads because of the elegant case and beautiful contents. You will be very happy with this shotgun set.
SOLD FOR: $2,505