The Ithaca Auto & Burglar Shotgun was a powerful package for tight quarters.
This incredible shotgun, like many other firearms, became taxable through the 1934 National Firearms Act, leading to the end of production when this gun control bill passed.
Ithaca Auto & Burglar Shotgun was a cut-down version of a traditional double barreled shotgun. This compact and powerful self defense shotgun was just the thing for home or automobile use, giving original meaning to the phrase 'riding shotgun.'
The National Firearms Act of 1934 made shotguns with barrels under 18" a federally taxed and controlled weapon. A $200 tax fee sunk all manufacturing of these neat little shotguns, essentially overnight. This fee was changed to $5 for Any Other Weapon designations in 1968. Gun control had come to the United States on a federal level now.