Produced between 1922 and 1925, the Model A Auto & Burglar gun was designed for close range self defense. There were reportedly also used by the Home Guard and similar groups in the U.K. after Dunkirk. It features a ribbed barrel set marked "SMOKELESS POWDER STEEL" and "MADE IN U.S.A." on top, wavy line engraving around the breech, cylinder chokes, 2 3/4 inch chambers, and a single brass bead sight on the matte rib. Each side of the casehardened frame is marked "AUTO & BURGLAR GUN/ ITHACA GUN CO. ITHACA, N.Y." with a scene of a pointer in the field on each side, double triggers, and an automatic safety. Fitted with a checkered short forearm and curved pistol grip stock with a pronounced top spur.
Very fine with 80% of the original blue finish, some light spotting, and handling marks. The case colors are fading along the bottom edges, but bright colors remain in the protected areas around the breech. There is some mild spotting. Wood is fair with a mended break on the grip spur and at the wrist, a minor chip on the butt, and a few dings. Mechanically very good. NOTE: This is a smoothbore pistol, an "Any Other Weapon" as defined by the National Firearms Act and registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in accordance with said law. It is the sole duty of the successful bidder to comply with the National Firearms Act and any other relevant Federal, State or local laws that affect their place of residence.
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