Pedersoli Howdah pistol (s.640)

This is a reproduction of the famous Auto & Burglar gun manufactured by Ithaca in 1920 and originally fitted with 20 and 28-calibre chambers. The original weapon was actually a small calibre double-barrelled shotgun with shortened 10 or 12.5-inch barrels, fitted with a saw handle-style grip.

Pedersoli Howdah s.640
A replica of the Auto & Burglar rifled-barrel pistol, presented by Pedersoli at SHOT Show 2017.

The version produced by Pedersoli features a 10-inch (256-mm) rifled barrel with 6 grooves and a pitch of 900 mm. The special chamber allows interchangeable use of 45 Long Colt and .410 calibres. Manual and automatic safety extractors on the barrels round off the features of this unusual and fascinating gun, which measures 422 mm in length and weighs 1.8 kilograms. The quality of this model is emphasised by its tortoiseshell action and its stock, made from oil-finished walnut.

For more information, please visit the Davide Pedersoli website.

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