Make: Ithaca / SKB Japan
Serial Number: S5202951
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Action Type: Top Break, Lever Actuated
Markings: The barrels are marked “Custom Crafted for Ithaca by SKB” on the right and “Model 200E-12 GA.-2 3/4 Chamber-Proof Tested / Ithaca Gun Co. Inc. Ithaca N.Y. Made In Japan - Roto Forged”. The under side of the barrels are marked “776” and “1” at the lug and “NP IMP” and the right flat and “S5202951 MOD NP” on the left. The forend metal is marked “5202951”. The water table is marked “S5202951”.
Barrel Length: 26”
Choke: The barrels read “IMP” on the right and “MOD” on the left.
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a full length rib with a mid length bead and a larger bead at the muzzle.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are very nicely grained wood. The checkering is sharp. There are a number of minor surface scratches, on the bottom of the forend, and on the buttstock. There is a more pronounced gouge on the left side of the buttstock at the bottom, about 4” in front of the buttpad. The LOP measures approx. 14 ½” from the trigger to the back of the rubber buttpad. The stocks rate in about Good plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Apparently All Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright with some minor fouling that can be easily cleaned. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 70% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows surface rust and scratches the first 10 inches from the muzzle. There are a few places where the metal finish is worn from contact with the wood forend. The gun shows light wear, primarily from handling and case storage. The finish on the bottom of the receiver is worn on both sides. The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this shotgun. This shotgun has extractors.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is a leather shotgun box/travel case provided. The case has metal corners and is in generally Good condition. There are some scratches to the leather on the edges and on the top. The box is green felt lined and in good overall condition. The brass locks have some discoloration.
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful shotgun with very nice wood and good bores. SKB is a well known maker of fine shotguns, respected by bird and target shooters a like. It is an easy pointing and fast shooting gun and with a single trigger. This will make a great upland game field gun, skeet gun or Cowboy Shotgun.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
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