Ithaca/SKB Model 200E Ejector SST 26″ M/IC 12 GA SXS Double Barrel Shotgun

SOLD FOR: $1875

LSB#: 220419WA005

Make: Ithaca by SKB

Model: 200E

Serial Number: S5218266

Year of Manufacture: 1969-1978 (years Ithaca imported from SKB)

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells

Action Type: Top-Break Side by Side with Selective Ejectors and Single Selective Trigger (inertiallyset)

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 scroll and border engraved. The screw heads are also engraved. The left water table is marked “S5218266”. The left barrel flat is marked “S5218266” and “MOD / NP”. The right barrel flat is marked “NP / IMP” and “2262”. The forend hardware is marked “5218266”.

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.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with capped pistol grip, beavertail forend, straight comb, brass initial plate in the belly and checkered black plastic Ithaca buttplate. The stocks have several scattered light nicks, scratches and scuffs, more in the buttstock than the forend. There are two thin cracks in the top of the wrist at the rear edge of the top tang, extending down to the top of the checkering on the right. There is a third thin crack at the right-front edge of the wrist. The right of the wrist has some pooled finish. A chip-loss at the toe has been filled in. 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 about 1 3/8″, drop at heel is about 2 1/2″. The plate has well defined checkering with no notable wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition as refinished.

Type of Finish: Blue & 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. There is a patch of scraping on the top of the right barrel over the front of the forend. The receiver’s silver finish has a little bit of discoloration with some wear around the top of the trigger. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Very Good-plus condition and would easily rate Fine but for the wear in the stocks.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The lockup is tight. The safety returns to Safe when the action is opened. 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: A pair of orange plastic dummy rounds are included.

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 Very Good-plus condition and shows wear in the stocks, little in the metal, great bores and a tight lockup. It has scroll engraving on its silver finished receiver, and it is a real looker that ought to shoot well, too. Please see our photos and good luck!

Ithaca/SKB Model 200E Ejector SST 26" M/IC 12 GA SXS Double Barrel Shotgun
Ithaca/SKB Model 200E Ejector SST 26″ M/IC 12 GA SXS Double Barrel Shotgun