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by Woodreaux
I recently bought two Ithica-SKB 200e 12 gauge guns at auction. They were in a lot with an AyA no2 that I wanted, and I bought the lot with the intention of selling the SKBs.

One of them is in very good shape except for a missing forend tip inlay. Right now, I am planning to re-do the inlay before listing the gun for sale.

The other gun is also mechanically sound, but it has a lot more stock scratches and dings, and there are two cracks through the head of the stock. These have been repaired but not very well from an aesthetic standpoint. If I were going to keep this gun, I would strip the stock, fix the crack repair, replace the plastic grip cap with a piece of ebony, replace the plastic butt cap with a pad, and refinish the stock with an oil finish.

My question: In your opinion, would I be better off just listing the gun as is or would it be worth my time to refurbish it?
To say it differently: if this were your gun, what would you do to it before selling it? And what do you think the gun is worth in this condition vs. in a refurbished condition (assuming done well)?

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by ed good
ed good
fix hit and sell wid no regrets...
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by Stanton Hillis
Stanton Hillis
My SKB 200E 20 gauge never cracked, and wasn't black chromed. Not saying others weren't. I'm sure they were. Mine served me well for several years, killing my first two western quail in AZ, Gambels, among other gamebirds. It now is in the custody of a dear friend who will care for it and use it.

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