You are looking at an SKB Model XL 900 gas operated, semi-auto 12 gauge shotgun. The Model XL 900 was manufactured in Japan by SKB for the Ithaca Gun Company in Ithaca, N.Y. The gun has a 28" vent-rib, smooth bore barrel which is choked "MOD" and chambered for 2-3/4" shells. The bore is shiny and in very good condition.
The barrel is blue steel with a gold colored trigger and the receiver is alloy with an etched game bird scene on each side of the receiver. Blue on the barrel is 95% with some thin scratches in the left-side and bottom. The top and bottom of the receiver is gloss black with the sides having a sliver-grey color background with black engraving (see photos). There are some scratches in the gloss black on top of the receiver and a few scuff marks in the top left-side (see photos). The gloss black is also scratched and starting to wear on the bottom corner of the receiver on the left-side. There are some light scratches in the sides of the receiver with one scratch that's a bit heavier in the right-side at the rear, otherwise the etched game bird scenes are crisp and clear and overall the metal is in very good condition (see photos).
The gun has a checkered Walnut forearm and stock both with their original finish. The forearm has a few dings, divots and some scratches, but still shows a nice gloss shine with good checkering and no cracks (see photos). The stock has a few more handling marks with some small nicks and gouges in the sides and the grip cap and inlaid brass plate on the bottom of the stock are missing, but the stock has a nice woodgrain pattern and no cracks (see photos). The gun has it's original Ithaca-SKB plastic buttplate, which is in good condition and puts L.O.P. at 13-7/8".
Overall the gun is in very good condition mechanically and good in appearance. Serial #S1943097. STK. #14181.
Here's you're chance to own an older-style SKB that was imported by Ithaca. The SKB's that were imported by Ithaca are typically a bit higher quality than the newer SKB imports.
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