I took it apart last night, and I don't think a box of shell has been shot through it. The choke tube was loose, and it looked like there had been a little blowby gas. The bore was a little dirty, but there was nothing anywhere else. I bought an IC rem choke and a box of Gun Clubs this morning, and shot a round of skeet with it. I missed the first bird, but after that, besides the second bird on the first three doubles, (not a regular pump shooter), I only dropped 1 more. This was despite the fact I could not put my thumb over the stock, without having it up my nose.
It worked perfectly. I know you can get full sized stocks to fit a lot of youth guns, but by the time they need a full size stock, they should be able to shoot a 12 gauge. Then the small gun can be passed to another small shooter.
I caught a little crap while shooting it. "That looks like a big kid with a bb gun." All in good fun.
I hope to get him hooked on clays with it.