A follow-up to my previous question:
If I learn the Sunbolt spell and cast it directly, I would then use the Innate Attack (Beam) skill (B. 201) in order to attack with it (though I think what follows applies equally to spells that use the Projectile specialization). The description for Innate Attack (Beam) says it works with:
Any energy blast, magical jet, etc. emitted from the hands.
The item description for the Sunbolt spell (GURPS Magic 114) says:
the bolt is fired from the tip of the item.
which makes sense... but that isn't emitted from the hands, and the attack isn't really "innate" if it comes from an item! So do I still roll against Innate Attack (Beam) to hit with my staff of Sunbolt? Calling it a new specialization of Beam Weapons also seems plausible, though a staff of Sunbolt doesn't really have a TL, which Beam Weapons normally does. Do the rules say anything about what skill to use?