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 Post subject: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:43 pm 
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I own a model 900 Ithica and I love it.It has a double pin vented barrel,with a nice engraved chamber.It a very fast shooting gun that has brought down deer and many birds with.Would anybody know around what this gun is worth?There is not much info on it? Thank for any info.jay




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 Post subject: Re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:23 am 
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I looked it up in the Gun Digest book of firearms assembly/disassembly Part V Shotguns. The book says the Ithaca 900 was made by SKB and is more-or-less the same thing as SKB Models XL900, XL900MR, 100, 1300, and 1900 and Ithaca model 300. There must have been some small differences between all those models, but they are so close that the same assembly/disassembly instructions apply to all of them.

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 Post subject: Re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:43 am 
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[quote="MrBen"]I looked it up in the Gun Digest book of firearms assembly/disassembly Part V Shotguns. The book says the Ithaca 900 was made by SKB and is more-or-less the same thing as SKB Models XL900, XL900MR, 100, 1300, and 1900 and Ithaca model 300. There must have been some small differences between all those models, but they are so close that the same assembly/disassembly instructions apply to all of them.[/quote] Thank you for looking this up for me do you have a idea on what the gun could be worth?Its a real nice engraved model.


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 Post subject: Re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:00 pm 
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Jason, I didn't quote any value data in my first response, because my copy of the Blue Book is about 5-6 years old. I have a new edition on order, but it won't be out for another month.

But since you asked....

"Ithaca Model XL 900 - 12 or 20 ga., gas operated, various barrel lengths with VR, mfg. 1973-78
100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$295 275 245 210 185 170 150

Add 10% for skeet, trap, or slug variations."

The Blue Book lists only model XL 900, not 900. The Gun Digest Book lists only 900, not XL 900. I have no idea what the difference is.

The Blue Book prices the SKB XL 900MR at around $30 more than the Ithaca. I think the MR version has a recoil pad, and that may account for at least part of the difference.

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 Post subject: Re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:19 am 
I have an Ithaca SKB XL900 that I have had since 1980 so I take note when I see them in stores. I saw an SKB 900 tonight at a Scheels for 299 very good condintion. Check out www.gunsamerica.com, they have several listed there as well.


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 Post subject: Re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:54 pm 
model xl 900 is gas operated. model 900 is reciol operated, made 1968 to 1973 by skb of japan. very good condition worth 150 dollars.


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par wrote:
model xl 900 is gas operated. model 900 is reciol operated, made 1968 to 1973 by skb of japan. very good condition worth 150 dollars.


The SKB 900 may have been recoil-operated, but the Ithaca 900 was actually an XL version, gas operated. The Ithaca 300 was also an XL version, gas operated, although the SKB 300 was recoil operated.

In other words, the Ithaca SKB automatics were all gas operated, so the prices for the recoil operated SKB models do not apply to them.

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www.ithacagun.com is the company's web site and they also have their own historian. Send them the serial number and an idea of the condition and they will send you back an estimate.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:21 pm 
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MrBen wrote:
... the Ithaca SKB automatics were all gas operated...


Oops!

I searched another reference, and it seems that I owe an appology to Par. Ithaca did import the recoil-operated models 300 and 900, in addition to the gas-operated XL300 and XL900. I think there must have been only a few of them imported, because they are rare today, but they do exist. Numrich has a few parts for them. Strangely enough, they have barrels for them, which not even Ithaca nor the current importer of SKB have.

As if all these model designations were not confusing enough, Ithaca also sold a Ithaca SKB Model 300 which was a SxS.

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 Post subject: re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:21 pm 
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Any One know where a guy could find a Butt Stock and a Fore Arm for an Ithica XL900


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Any One know where a guy could find a Butt Stock and a Fore Arm for an Ithica XL900


Butt Stocks;

http://www.skbshotguns.com/woods%20and% ... _wood.html


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 Post subject: re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:37 pm 
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Here's one that sold on GunBroker. I was surprised as I also own one.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... m=56787822


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:33 pm 
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As a bit of trivia, the SKB autoloader is still made, just not imported to the U.S. or Canada for some reason;

http://www.shirstone.com/skb/semi.html


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 Post subject: re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:53 am 
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As a bit of trivia, the SKB autoloader is still made, just not imported to the U.S. or Canada for some reason;


http://www.shirstone.com/skb/semi.html

I like the 3000. I wish they were still imported here.

Here is a little more trivia. The SKB 1900 is the same gun as the Weatherby SAS when it was first released (SKB made them). The SAS is a different design now that they are made by Valtro.


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 Post subject: Re: re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:18 pm 
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I like the 3000. I wish they were still imported here.


I wonder why they're not :? :?:

The older one's I have seen work well.

I'm sure they could sell a bunch in this market, so I wonder what the reason is?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:11 pm 
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I'm sure they could sell a bunch in this market, so I wonder what the reason is?


Good question????????


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 Post subject: Re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:49 pm 
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I am a little confused...is the Ithaca 900 gas or recoil operated? or does it have to be xl to be gas operated


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 Post subject: Re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
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 Post subject: Re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:00 am 
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Thanks Randy. There is one here locally for around 500 bucks (Canadian) is this an ok deal. Here is the link http://www.nlclassifieds.com/classified ... ing/327728


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 Post subject: Re: ithica model 900 semi auto?
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I've shot a number of them over the years owning only one for any length of time. My brother-in-law considers it one of his best field guns (in 20 gauge) just because he hits better with it than most shotguns. Not a bad reason at all.

They have never been my favorites compared to 303's / B-80s, and A-5s. But, I can't say there is anything really wrong with them, either, and clean examples branded "Ithaca" and "Weatherby" are around for 1/4th of what several new autos go for.

If it fits you and you like the way it feels... then why not. Given the choice, I'd personally still opt for Beretta 303 / Browning B-80 models instead.



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