i am looking at purchasing a SKB model 7300 12 gauge pump never really heard of the company r they any good? and what r some common problems with them if any? and is 475 to much?
any info will be appreciated thanks
SKB made shotguns in Japan since 1855. They recently went out of business. They made very good quality guns for their price-points.
SKBs were imported into the USA through a variety of importers, including Ithaca from the late 60s-70s and most recently SKB-USA. Although they produced nearly all action types, most SKBs you'll find are O/Us. The SKB pumps were briefly imported in the early 80s by Mitsui in Chicago. They used aluminum receivers. A fixed choke barrel may be too thin to thread for modern choke tubes. Some spare parts may still be available through aftermarket sources such as Numrich.
$475 is more than I would pay for an SKB pump, even if it was in pristine condition. Only the O/Us and SxSs have any sort of resale value these days.