My very first .45 Awfulmatic was an Ithaca.
Had about 1.5 inches of mercuric primer free bore, but it functioned well and shot acceptably. Considering in those days I couldn't time my flinch with my buck in order they cancel out properly.
It was stolen from my home in the early 1970s. Prices are now much higher.
They are well built and ultimately utile.