For some time, I've wanted a nice SxS within a budget to use for upland bird hunting. I looked at what was available new for under $1000 and was pretty much unimpressed. So I decided to look at used, and I researched (much of it on this site) as much as I could and after shouldering a very used Ithaca SKB in a local gun shop and loved the way it felt but not the way it looked. So feeling pretty confident about fit and feel, I decided to shop online for one that was in better condition.
I've just acquired one: It is a 12ga SKB Model 100. The story was that the gun was part of an estate sale and had less than a single box of shells fired through it. It certainly looks new and aside from a single faint mark in the stock appears to be perfect having no discernable mechanical wear at all.
I've never owned an SKB before and I'd like to find out when my gun was manufactured and/or imported. Here are the details:
As I said, it is an SKB, not an Ithaca SKB model 100. It has 28" barrels with a solid rib and a single high vis front sight (orange) - no mid bead. The barrels are choked full and modified. It is chambered 3" and the fellow I bought it from said it had chrome lined barrels (although I'm not too sure about this). The receiver is blued with fairly simple, but nice engraving of a pheasant on one side and a duck on the other. The trigger is silver. It has a pistol grip stock with an SKB recoil pad that looks factory installed. LOP is about 14 1/4". I've looked on the web for a serial number lookup and haven't found it yet. The serial number of this gun is: 51102XX.
I haven't fired it as yet, but it shoulders nicely and sure feels "lively." I'm pretty sure that I've found myself a "keeper" here.
Can anyone help me out with information?