SOLD FOR: $1285
Make: Ithaca by SKB
Serial Number: S5102208
Year of Manufacture: 1969-1978 (years Ithaca imported from SKB)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Top-Break Side by Side with Extractor and Single Selective Trigger (inertial) 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 100 – 12 GA-2 3/4 CHAMBER-PROOF TESTED / ITHACA GUN CO., INC., ITHACA N.Y. MADE IN JAPAN-ROTO FORGED.” The receiver is lightly scroll and border engraved. Some of the screw heads are also engraved. The left water table is marked “S5102208”. The left barrel flat is marked with “S5102208” and “MOD / NP”. The right barrel flat is marked “NP / IMP”. The forend hardware is marked “5102208”.
Barrel Length: 26”
Choke: The left barrel is choked Modified, the right barrel is choked Improved Cylinder. Both are fixed.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a red fiber optic sight. The top of the rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 6 lb., 9.5 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a semi-beavertail forend, capped pistol grip, straight comb and checkered black plastic Ithaca-SKB buttplate. The stocks have scattered light nicks, scratches and scuffs. There are glue-repaired breaks on the top of the wrist to each side of the top tang. The checkering is well defined. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2″, drop at heel 2 1/2″. The buttplate has minor wear with some residue in its well defined checkering. The stocks rate in about Good-plus overall condition as repaired.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 80% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. There is scattered light finish wear along the barrels with some light nicks and scratches. The receiver has lighter wear on the bottom. The guard shows handling wear. The action has light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrels lock up with no play. 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 100 is prized by hunters, sportsmen and even competitors in Cowboy Action Shooting for its craftsmanship and durability. This one is in Very Good condition and shows signs of honest use in the metal. The stock has repaired breaks in the top of the wrist and you may wish to replace the buttstock if you’re going to put this gun to heavy use. Please see our photos and good luck!