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Unread 11-21-2020, 07:00 PM   #1
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Does anyone own one of these or have thoughts on them as to quality? I'm interested in them and have noticed they seem to have interest, especially when chambered in .410.
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The Iver Johnson SKEET-ER was the entry-level side-by-side double Skeet Gun. In 1939 the SKEET-ER had a list price with ejectors of $55 for 12-, 16-, 20- or 28-gauge or $53 in .410-bore, with the Miller single selective trigger $17.50 extra. A Field Grade Ithaca NID Skeet Gun listed at $89.55 with a vent-rib $21.50 extra. Ithaca's Lefever Model 6 A-Grade Skeet Gun was $64.65. The Lefever was only offered with a non-selective single trigger. A Parker VHE Skeet Gun listed at $168.45. The L.C. Smith "Skeet Special" was $91.80 with a non-selective single trigger.

The A.H. Fox SPE-Grade Skeet & Upland Game Gun was $121 and the Winchester Model 21 "Standard Grade" Skeet Gun $111.25 but neither were offered in .410-bore.
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I wanted to love my .410 Skeeter.
It felt very much like a gun that was made by an organization who specialized in bicycles.
Not for me.
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I loved my little .410 Skeet-er. They are a well built and well balanced gun.
Keeping in mind Remington and L.C. Smith were typewriter manufacturers.

I would definitely buy another.




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Thanks for all the input, everyone! Researcher, that's interesting they were relatively inexpensive when made.

One thing that seems to stand out is that the ones I've seen for sale always have really nice wood, especially in light of the price point they sold at.
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That’s true of just about all Skeet-ers. I can’t remember seeing one that didn’t have nicely figured wood. I can’t say much for the pretty basic checkering though.





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At the entry-level, I believe the Lefever A-Grade Model 6 Skeet Gun is a far better looking gun. A picture Walter Snyder posted some years ago --

Three Model 6 Skeet Guns.jpg
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That's one of the few side-by-sides I've never owned. I saw all I could carry out of gun shows for years at $1500-$1800. The next time I paid attention, they were all $3500-$4500!!
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I own one. Beautiful would and enough weight to let you know you have a balanced gun in your hands. Not whippy in your swing. Good shooting gun for quail. You can’t go wrong.
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Wood... thumbs got a bit happy. Had to correct it.
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