Today I drove Bruno, Kate and Mark's Lab, home. I met Kate Friday at the Rogers, MN, Cabelas and took Bruno home while they went on a fishing expedition over the long weekend. Naturally, while killing time waiting for her, I found an interesting shotgun in the used rack: a 12 ga. SKB m-7900 pump skeet gun. When I looked at it, though, some miscreant had dropped the bolt into the receiver, behind the slide arm. This is really easy to do on a SKB pump, because when you remove the barrel, the slide simply "slides" out, bolt an all. It couldn't happen by "accident". So I took it to the library table, and asked the boys if they'd let me fix it, to see if I wanted to buy it. "Oh no, we can't have you doing that" :roll: was the response, and I couldn't wait for them to "get 'er done", anyway, with the dog to take home. So today, after I put Bruno in his kennel, I went back to Cabelas - about a 40 mile detour - to check out the gun. It was back in the rack, rates about 95%+ condition; with the clerk's permission, we stripped it down so I could confirm no internal harm from it's mishandling. It showed no damage at all, and virtually no detectable wear, other that the usual shine on the magazine tube from the slide action, and a few minimal handling marks on the wood. So, after a little haggling on the price, it came home with me. Not something I really need, but now I have a dedicated clays gun
! The SKB pumps are like a better 870, in my opinion, and are way undervalued, considering French Walnut, hand checkering, machine engraved receiver, nice metal and wood finish, at about half the price of what an equally nice Wingmaster would be. Now to smoke some clays :wink: .