I ended up buying my son a Benelli Montefeltro youth 20 ga with a matching full size butt stock when they had them in a special package deal. But I also was looking at the Legacy Sports Escort 20 gauge youth. It seemed to be very well made and was only about $450. Chromed lined barrel, Turkish Walnut stock or composite and shoots 3". Franchi also had a good looking youth gun. Frick Remington.
+1 on the ithaca i u can find one. Was my first duck gun and still use for teal season. Almost no kick and has never failed me. Would likely have to find a used on though. I beleive benelli also makes a youth 20 nova
Remington 870 Express 20 ga - $225.00 Remington 870 Express 20 ga pump. Wood stock, 28' vent rib barrel with mod. screw in choke. Receiver and barrel in very good condition. Few scrapes with minimal finish wear at angles. Excellent bore. Stock and forearm in very good condition with a few scrapes and one 3/8' long dent. Overall a clean gun in very good condition with no operating problems. 225-243-7980 south of Denham Springs.