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Weatherby O/U

338magnut338magnut Member Posts: 762 ✭✭✭
edited May 2014 in Ask the Experts
Does Weatherby still make a O/U shotgun as all I can find is auto's and pump's ? Any info is appreciated.
Terrill

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    MIKE WISKEYMIKE WISKEY Member, Moderator Posts: 9,988 ******
    edited November -1
    Weatherby never made any o/u shotguns, they just sold other makers guns with thier name on them.
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    dog1944dog1944 Member Posts: 295 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    For many years Weatherby had SKS of Japan make shot guns for them, they dumped them several years ago and went to Fausti of Italy for their doubles and some place in Turkey for the pumps and semis.
    The older Weatherby Weatherby, SKS, guns In my opinion were some of the best guns for the money the Fausti are not anything I would want
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    MG1890MG1890 Member Posts: 4,649
    edited November -1
    I think you mean SKB of Japan..... SKS???
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    CapnMidnightCapnMidnight Member Posts: 8,520
    edited November -1
    I am sure he means SKB.
    W.D.
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    dog1944dog1944 Member Posts: 295 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Can not believe I did that,this getting old stuff is not fun.
    Weatherbys action caused SKB to out of business[:(]
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    338magnut338magnut Member Posts: 762 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    All of the answers are appreciated but the last one say's the Weatherby actions caused SKB to go out of business please explain?
    Terrill
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    dog1944dog1944 Member Posts: 295 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    From what I understand Weatherby was close to 80% of SKBs business
    Weatherbys termination of their longstanding business agreement
    caught SKB short and they could not keep in business.
    I have 5 Weatherby SKB shotguns I have gathered over the last 20 years
    and have not had any problems
    I think it was a bean counter decision they got them cheaper from Fausti
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    TRAP55TRAP55 Member Posts: 8,275 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    They dropped SKB, and went to Fausti for a better made shotgun at a better price.
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    toad67toad67 Member Posts: 13,019 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I believe that the SKB action is a greener box lock style action and is one of the strongest out there. For some reason SKB has always had trouble staying in business, whether they were making shotguns with their name or someone else's on it. IMO they are great guns and point well for me. I personally don't buy them any more since they are hard to get rid of and don't hold their value very well. And with the amount of shotguns that I go thru I'd end up with a bunch of great guns that would be hard to give away.

    Todd
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