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Lot 470: Ithaca Gun Co Auto & Burglar Any Other Weapon 20

Auction Date: September 11, 2015

Scarce "Any Other Weapon" Registered Ithaca Model A Auto & Burglar Gun 20 Gauge Smoothbore Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Scarce "Any Other Weapon" Registered Ithaca Model A Auto & Burglar Gun 20 Gauge Smoothbore Pistol

Manufacturer: Ithaca Gun Co
Model: Auto & Burglar
Type: Any Other Weapon
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 10 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 1749
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 160
Class: Class III

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.

Rating Definition:

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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