SOLD FOR: $1,085.00
Make: Ithaca by SKB
Serial Number: S5218083
Year of Manufacture: 1969-1978 (years Ithaca imported from SKB)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Top-Break Side by Side with Slective Ejectors and Single Selective Trigger with Auto Engaging Safety
Markings: The top of the right barrel is marked “CUSTOM CRAFTED FOR ITHACA BY SKB”. The top of the left barrel is marked “MODEL 200E – 12 GA- 2 3/4 CHAMBER-PROOF TESTED / ITHACA GUN CO., INC., ITHACA, N.Y. MADE IN JAPAN-ROTO FORGED.” The receiver is has acid-etched scroll engraving. The screw heads are also engraved. The left water table is marked “S5218083”. The left barrel flat is marked “S5218083” and “MOD / NP”. The right barrel flat is marked “NP / IMP”. The forend hardware is marked “5218083”.
Barrel Length: 26”
Choke: The barrels are fixed choked Modified and Improved Cylinder as marked.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a red fiber optic sight at the front of the solid rib and a smaller silver-colored mid-bead. The rib is finely checkered to reduce glare.
Weight: 7 lb., 1.1 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with capped pistol grip, beavertail forend, straight comb, unmared brass initial plate in the belly and checkered black hard rubber Ithaca-SKB buttplate. The stocks have a few scattered light compressions and minor marks, the most notable in the left wrist checkering and on the right of the forend toward the rear. There is a thin crack in the right of the wrist at the receiver toward the top. The checkering is well defined, nearly sharp. There are no chips. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Drop at comb is about 1 1/2″, drop at heel is about 2 5/8″. The cast is about neutral. The plate has no notable wear or damage, in Excellent condition. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition and would be Fine-plus but for the crack in the wrist.
Type of Finish: Blue & German Silver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrels have only light operational wear and handling marks. The receiver has some scattered spotting of tarnish, otherwise showing only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition and would likely be Excellent but for the crack in the wrist.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The lockup is very tight. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Browning is not the only company to have found that Japan has some high quality firearms manufacturers. In the late ’60s and ’70s, Ithaca also contracted to have side-by-side shotguns made for them, choosing SKB rather than Miroku. The result is a fine-quality double gun with graceful lines, a nice balance and of course, strong mechanics. The Ithaca SKB model 200 is prized by hunters, sportsmen and even competitors in Cowboy Action Shooting for its craftsmanship and durability. This one is in Fine condition and shows light wear in the stocks but little in the metal. It is one of the later guns with acid-etched scroll engraving on its German silver-finished receiver, and it is a real looker that ought to shoot well, too. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.