Xl900 20 ga.

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  1. eagle rider

    eagle rider Refuge Member

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    This little thing melts clays. It swings really fast and the long recoil action is incredibly soft to shoot. I had Carlsons put a choke system into it (thin wall). Would love to use it for early season wood duck teal. Maybe try some BC#4 1oz loads if I can find them. Unknown-1.jpeg Unknown.jpeg
     
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    I'm assuming that's and Ithaca/SKB XL 900, nice shape for a 42 to 46 year old shotgun depending on when it was manufactured.
    Enjoy it and hope it holds together well for you, parts are still available for them but extremely expensive!!
     
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    yes sir..... I hope so too. I don't want to abuse it so nothing breaks. Were they trouble prone?
     
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    Not really any major problems, the gas actions in them were a bit complicated.
    The old SKB, who built the Ithaca models, went out of business 10 years ago, parts are available but it's supply and demand for pricing.
     
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    If I told you that I bought it for $300 would you believe it?
     
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    Is yours gas or recoil operated? I have one just like that, that is recoil operated. Underneath the forearm is a large recoil spring, if so. It’s my understanding that the silver finish receiver guns were all gas operated.
     
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    The inlay is nice but, that wood makes it POP!!!
     
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    That would make sense. I have one with the silver background on the engraving and it's a gas gun. My grandparents had one too but it went to my cousin. I would've liked to have had it but at least I got the Belgium Light 12. The gas system is a little different. I know a guy that has a 2 3/4" 12 that he absolutely loves and has tried to buy the 20 from me for years. Sweet little gun but I haven't shot it in years.
     
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    I would, think a lot of people today wouldn't even know who Ithaca or SKB was and those who did would know the original Ithaca Gun went bankrupt in 1978, which would make a lot of buyers pass on the gun.
    You got a nice shotgun at a reasonable price..enjoy it.
     

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