The Ithaca Gun Company has introduced the newest member of the NFA-exempt short "firearm" clan, built off the venerable Model 37 receiver, dubbed The Stakeout II.
The Ithaca Model 37 is the longest continuously produced shotgun in U.S. history, introduced in 1937, and manufactured to this day. At one point, you could find a Model 37 propped up against many a farmhouse door and behind many bars.
Over the nearly 100 years of production, there have been a number short-barreled variants that saw action in the trenches of WWII, the tunnels of Vietnam, and the streets of New York City during the “Bad Old Days.”
All of those were military and police only, though civilians could purchase one of they jumped through the hoops necessary to obtain a tax stamp. The introduction of the Stakeout II lets the general public “pay homage to the classic trench guns of the past century” without filing out any federal paperwork.