Weatherby Athena Single Barrel Trap, 12ga., AS NEW, GREAT WOOD!!!
This is a Weatherby Athena trap gun manufactured by SKB in Japan. They were made from about 1988 to 1992, with only a small handfull being sold here in the States. Brutishly strong design and good stock dimensions will give you a gorgeous single barrel trap with exceptional figure in the wood, hand checkering, hand engraving, and superb fit and finish for a fraction of the price of a Krieghoff or Perazzi. Made to shoot thousands of rounds, this Weatherby will be a good investment and a gun you will be proud to show off at the gun club.
The 32" barrel is fitted with screw-in chokes, existing is choked at .024 restriction, or a strong modified choke, bores are mirror shiney, bore diameter of .728, ventilated rib with double beads, 99% blue, sharp and clear lettering, 2 3/4" chambers, no scratches or dents.
The coin finished receiver has delightful hand cut scroll engraving that is sharp as new, strong well timed ejector, perfect screws, tight as new in all respects, crisp single trigger, all in perfect mechanical order.
The Monte Carlo butt stock wood is well figured and near flawless condition, with 99.5% factory finish remaining, rose wood pistol grip with white diamond inlay, hand cut, sharp as new checkering, no splits or cracks, 14 1/2" LOP to end of factory pad, 1 5/8" drop at heel, 1 7/16" drop at 1/4" cast off, no cracks or repairs, all in excellent as new condition.
This is a very affordable, fancy looking trap gun with a reputation for shooting well with no mechanical issues. It is the same gun as the SKB 885 with sideplates and is a true bargain as specialized single barrel trap guns go. The gun weighs 8 1/2lbs. and felt recoil is negligent, making it a gun you can shoot all day without absorbing a bunch of "kick". They stopped making these guns over 20 years ago and to find one that is in NEW condition is a treasure. This is one of those guns that you can sell at a later date and not loose a dime on it.
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