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1920’s Ithica and Perdasoli Howdah

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by Texasgrillchef, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Texasgrillchef

    Texasgrillchef Member

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    The 1920’s Ithica Auto & Burgler gun is classified as a NFA weapon and requires a tax stamp to transfer it. No different than transferring a machine gun. In fact if you find a non-registered Ithica Auto & Burgler gun in an attic somewhere you would have the same problems as if you found a non-registered 1930’s Thompson Machine Gun in the attic.

    The Perdasoli Howdah is an Italian import replica of the 1920’s Ithica gun. As far as i can gather its for the most part operationally identical to its 1920’s predecessor. Yet the Perdasoli Howdah is NOT an NFA gun. No registration and no tax stamp needed! I have been unable to find any reason why one is NFA and other isn't.

    Does anyone have any information on this?

    Thanks
     
  2. ilgac

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    The old Ithaca Burglar gun is a double barreled smooth bore shotgun with short barrels and a pistol styled grip, typically chambered in 12 or 20 gauge.

    The Pedersoli Howda is a double barreled pistol with rifled barrels chambered in .45/410. So it is chambered in .45 (Long) Colt that can also fire 410 Bore shot shells.
     
  3. Speedo66

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    I guess there is a coolness factor, but the reality is there are several revolvers that will do the same thing for half the price, half the size, and several more shots.
     
  4. Texasgrillchef

    Texasgrillchef Member

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    I will give ya that, even though i own one revolver, im not much into revolvers. The only revolver i have is the Ruger Super Redhawk 454 and thats to just to get the power of a 454 cartridge with the capability of 45 colt as well.

    I like the Perdasoli for the coolness factor. I do like older antique style guns with longer barrels, big fan of the Henry Mares Leg, as well as other lever action rifles as well. Plus one other thing i like about it, is it borderlines a NFA gun! Without all the trouble of having an NFA gun!
     
  5. Speedo66

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    It would appeal to me more if it were a large gauge, 20 would do. But finding and firing a rifle or pistol cartridge big enough to fit a rifled 20 gauge barrel would be difficult and frightening. lol

    I wonder if just rifling 20 gauge barrels would be sufficient to get around the NFA restriction? But perhaps a rifled bore that big would get you into destructive devices if you couldn't prove sporting intent?
     
  6. 12Bravo20

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    Taurus could not bring their 28 gauge Judge revolver to the US market due to the fact that the bore was bigger than .500” and was considered a destructive device.
     
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