AMARILLO, TX – Imported exclusively by the Italian Firearms Group, Pedersoli’s new Howdah Alaskan 45/410 is perfect for home defense and as a truck gun, and it’s just the thing to clear out pesky snakes and “varmints”.
If ever there was a “tactical double-barrel?” It’s the Howdah Alaskan.
A double-triggered, breech loading reproduction of the famous Auto & Burglar pistol produced by Ithaca in the 1920’s, Pedersoli’s Howdah Alaskan is completely legal for importation and purchase in the United States.
Durable and versatile, the Howdah Alaskan 45/410 is chambered in 45 Colt, with lengthened chambers to handle three-inch .410 shotshells, too. The pistol features rifled, 10.25-inch barrels.
The Howdah Alaskan is hammerless, so it deploys fast and easy with nothing to hang up, features extractors for quick unloading/reloading, and sports a beaded ramp front sight and durable fixed rear sight.
The Alaskan’s rear trigger fires the left-side barrel, the front trigger the right side, and the triggers break cleanly at right around 3.5 pounds.
The hard chrome finish on the barrel and receiver looks great and only requires a quick wipe to stay clean and shiny. The pistol grip and fore piece are made of rubberized, over-molded wood to withstand the elements for years of maintenance-free use.
The Howdah is based on the flintlock Howdah pistols carried by hunters in Africa and India in the early 19th century. Fitted with two or four barrels, these muzzleloaders were perfect for up-close defense against dangerous game.
In 1922, the Ithaca Gun Company introduced the Ithaca Auto & Burglar, a side-by-side pistol influenced by the Howdah flintlock, with 10-inch double-barrels chambered in 20-gauge. As the name implies, it was intended to be kept in a car or truck in case of dangerous encounters with highwaymen (a very real threat in those days) or as a nightstand gun for home defense.
The Pedersoli Howdah Alaskan continues these legacies, combining potent and flexible firepower in a very handy package. The Howdah is legal to purchase without an NFA Tax Stamp--or NFA wait times. MSRP: $1350.00.
For more information on the Pedersoli Howdah Alaskan and other fine firearms for hunting, shooting, and tactical markets, contact Italian Firearms Group at (800) 450-1852 or visit http://www.ifg-usa.com/.
About Pedersoli Founded in 1957, Davide Pedersoli and Co., Gardone, Italy, manufacturers a diverse collection of working reproductions and historically-based firearms for recreational shooters, re-enactors, and hunters. Pedersoli offerings range from dueling pistols to revolvers, from target and hunting rifles to infantry muskets. Also included are some of the most icon firearms in American history, like the 1874 Sharps Silhouette rifle and the black powder Hawken.
About the Italian Firearms Group Established in 2010, the Italian Firearms Group (IFG) is the importer of four respected Italian firearms manufacturers: F.A.I.R.; Sabatti; Tanfoglio; and Pedersoli. Each gun maker produces at least one of the four primary categories of firearms manufacturing--competition handguns, hunting rifles, sporting shotguns, and historical recreations—combining European craftsmanship with cutting edge technological design and manufacturing. To better serve the American market with timely deliveries and customer service, IFG’s headquarters, warehouse and distribution center are located in Amarillo, Texas. Dealer inquiries are welcome.
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