I was under the impresion that gun was actually made under the Browning patent. Maybe I heared wrong. There is a browning museum here in Utah it is amaizing how many guns were made by other companies under Browning patents. John Browning was a genious in the art of inventing firearms for sure, but I wonder what he would say if he could see the company today. I don't think there is a single one of the Brownings involved. I believe the only mechanical differance between the Ithica and the bps is the slide bars bps has two the ithica has one. They are smooth sliding pump guns.