SKB Mitsui Model 200E 12 GA 26″ MOD IC Side by Side Double Barrel Shotgun

SOLD FOR: $2550

LSB#: 210810DR02

Make: SKB, Imported by Mistui

Model: 200E

Serial Number: S5208460

Year of Manufacture: 1980-1983

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” or 3″ Shells

Action Type: Top-Break Side by Side with Selective Trigger and Single Selective Ejectors with Auto Engaging Safety

Markings: The top of the right barrel is marked “MADE BY SKB ARMS COMPANY, JAPAN”. The top of the left barrel is marked “SKB MODEL 200E12GA 3″ CHAMBER PROOF TESTED / MITSUI & CO. (U.S.A.), INC., CHICAGO, ILL.” The receiver has acid-etched scroll engraving. The screw heads, trigger guard, base of the forend iron, and lever are also engraved. The left water table is marked “S5208460”. The left barrel flat is marked “S5208460” and “MOD / NP”. The right barrel flat is marked “NP / IMP” and “2267”. The forend hardware is marked “S5208460”.

Barrel Length: 26”

Choke: Left: Modified, Right: Improved Cylinder.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a red Raybar 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 oz.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a capped pistol grip, beavertail forend, straight comb, and a brown vent-rubber SKB buttpad. There are a few little compressions and draglines. There are a couple of little dings, the most noticeable is on the right side of the buttstock. There are a couple of faint hairline scratches, the most noticeable is on the left side of the buttstock down by the belly. There are some light draglines and light handling marks. The checkering is strong with some light rub wear. 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. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.

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 96% of its metal finish. The right chamber has a small spot of oxidation on the top. The barrels have a few scattered light marks through the finish, the most noticeable are on the side of the right barrel. There are a couple small freckles of light oxidation on the bottom of the left barrel. The receiver has some areas of thinning and light finish loss, some of the most noticeable are on the top. The trigger guard has some finish loss and thinning. There are a few little scratches on the lever. The screw heads are sharp. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.

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: This is a very nice Japanese-made side by side shotgun from the 1980s. 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 and has great mechanics and bores. 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!

SKB Mitsui Model 200E 12 GA 26" MOD IC Side by Side Double Barrel Shotgun
SKB Mitsui Model 200E 12 GA 26″ MOD IC Side by Side Double Barrel Shotgun