A few months ago I posted a thread about retrofitting my Grandpa's old Double S x S with choke tubes. After getting the gun and looking at it, I found it was a very old Ithaca 5E. The value of that gun is out of sight, so I have decided to keep it in orginal condition.
So now I'm back to square one on getting my new small bird shotgun (Grouse, Quail, Chuckar's, Woodcock, etc..)
I'm was just about to give in and shell out the $1200 for a new Red Label 20 Ga (engraved, of course) when I was told of someone who knew someone who had a red label for sale cheap. I called the guy and went to look at the gun. Its about a 15 year old Ruger Red label with fixed skeet x skeet barrels. He said he'd sell it to me for $600. I called Briley and it would cost me approx $200 to have both barrels tapped for tubes. So I can have a used Red Label with tubes for $800 or a new one for $1200.
Any opinions on what I should do?