SOLD FOR: $1225
Make: SKB in Japan, Imported by Mitsui & Co.
Serial Number: S5621128
Year of Manufacture: 1981-1984 (Mitsui import)
Caliber: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4” & 3″ Shells
Action Type: Top Break Over Under With Single Selective Trigger (inertial) & Selective Ejectors
Markings: The left of the top barrel is marked “SKB MODEL 600 12GA – 3″ CHAMBER PROOF TESTED / MITSUI & CO. (U.S.A.), INC., CHICAGO, ILL.”, the right is marked “MADE BY SKB ARMS COMPANY, JAPAN”. The left of the monoblock below the top ejector arm is marked “W / 492”, the bottom of the monoblock is marked “6257N”, “S 5621128”, and “NP”, the right below the bottom ejector arm is marked “FULL / IMPM”. The inside of the forend iron is marked “S 5621128”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “S 5621128”. The receiver, lever, trigger guard, and the exposed portions of the forend iron are relief scroll engraved.
Barrel Length: 30”, Vent-Rib
Choke: Full over Improved Modified, Fixed
Sights / Optics: There is a pink bead in a base at the front of the rib and a smaller silver-colored mid-bead. The top of the rib is finely checkered to reduce glare.
Weight: 7 lbs., 14.4 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with capped pistol grip, straight comb and a ventilated brown rubber SKB recoil pad. The stocks have some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches, the most notable in the belly just behind the grip. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 14” from the front of the single trigger to the back of the recoil pad, 13″ to the back of the wood. The drop at comb measures approx. 1 1/2″, drop at heel 2 1/2″. The pad has light wear but is still fairly supple. The stocks rate in about Very Good-plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. Most of the balance is in minor discoloration in the receiver’s silver finish and some minor finish loss in the trigger guard and tangs. The barrels have light wear from disassembly/reassembly, concealed by the forend when assembled. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The barrels lock up tight with no play to the frame. We did not fire this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is certainly a beautiful looking shotgun and with the legendary SKB name, it probably shoots as well as it looks. It is an easy gun to shoulder and comes right up with your head down on the stock. This should prove to be a fine hunting or clays shotgun. The gun is in about Fine condition with wear consistent with gentle use in the last 40 years, great bores and strong mechanics. The gun locks up like a bank vault and is sure to bring a lifetime’s more shooting enjoyment. Please see our photos and good luck!