Italian repro masters Davide Pedersoli & Co made sure their new homage to the Ithaca Auto & Burglar of yesteryear was on tap at SHOT Show.
The Howdah .45/.410 is a twin-barrel SxS pistol capable of firing either standard .45 Long Colt or .410 shotgun shells from its 3-inch chamber. The break-action handgun features dual triggers while the 10.25-inch six-groove barrels are rifled with a 1:48 RH twist.
While Pedersoli has long marketed a black-powder percussion Howdah Hunter model that draws on 19th century English safari sidearms for inspiration, the newest Howdah is a reboot of Ithaca’s Auto & Burglar of the 1920s. That smoothbore 12-gauge pistol was forced out of production with the enactment of the National Firearms Act in 1934. However, since the Pedersoli uses rifled barrels — like the Taurus Judge for example — it does not fall under the purview of the NFA. MSRP is $1,395.