Antique Shotguns - Pre-1899

Antique Shotguns (Pre-1899): Belgian Shotguns, Side by Side Shotguns

Our inventory of antique shotguns is made up of shotguns manufactured before 1899, including English, French, and Belgian shotguns. Side by side shotguns of this era are highly collectable and our inventory changes frequently. Be sure to bookmark our new arrivals page and check it often.

Browse our collection of pre-1899 antique shotguns below. For other antique firearms, check out our antique handguns, antique long guns, and old ammo, tools & neat stuff.

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Bannerman Model 1896...

Bannerman Model 1896 Shotgun (AS97)

Price $995.00

Slide action shotgun with 30" Damascus barrel. Action works properly. Left side of receiver is marked "Bannerman Manufacturer New York USA Model 1896". Butt stock is nicely figured walnut. Original butt plate is good, no cracks. Very good overall condition. Barrel is marked "Spencer RPTG. Shot Gun Pat. Apl. 1882".  Note: Not safe to shoot, sold as a collectable only.

Charles Lancaster Side Lock...

Charles Lancaster Side Lock Shotgun 12 Gauge...

Price $5,500.00

Very fine English side by side shotgun. Stocks has nicely figured walnut. Chambers have been opened to 2 3/4". Barrels are 26" choked cylinder. Bores are excellent. Length of pull is 14.75". Double triggers and auto ejectors. frame and trigger guard are scroll engraved. Very good overall condition. Comes with luggage case.

George Gibbs English...

George Gibbs English Percussion Shotgun (AS150)

Price $6,500.00

English bar and wood double barrel percussion shotgun in original case with accessories. This is a very fine shotgun in near new condition. Barrels are 30" and overall length is 46". Length of pull is 14.25". Chokes are full and full. Bores are bright and excellent. Barrels have all of their beautiful Damascus pattern. The side locks are expertly engraved with game scenes accented with very...

California Percussion...

California Percussion Double 10 Gauge (AS149)

Price $2,450.00

Percussion side by side shotgun with Rudolphe Brauns Patent. Side locks are of a most unusual design. Both side locks are marked Rudolphe Brauns Patent April 17, 1866. Barrels are 30.5" to breech plug. In his book "American Gunsmiths" by Frank Sellers he lists Augustus Braun with Rudolph Braun in San Francisco California. Rib is inlayed with gold inscription "Fine Damascus Steel". The...

W.M. Moore & Co. 10 Gauge...

W.M. Moore & Co. 10 Gauge Side by Side (AS148)

Price $4,250.00

Manufactured in London approximately in the late 1860's to early 1870's.  Side lever opener with side lock. The Damascus barrels are approximately 32". Top rib is marked W.M. Moore & Co. London Laminated Steel. Chambers are 2 3/4" choked cylinder. Barrels and frame are Birmingham proofed. The side locks have vivid case colors and are scroll engraved. Action works properly. Barrels have...

Bentley & Playfair Double...

Bentley & Playfair Double 12 Gauge (AS153)

Price $1,450.00

English side by side. Barrels are 30" with 2 1/2" chambers. Length of pull is 15 1/4" over a Decelorator pad. Extractor shotgun. Bores are excellent. Box lock action with double triggers and tang safety. Frame has approximately 95% vivid case colors. Frame has engraving around the borders. Shotgun has a splinter forend also referred to as a "snap forend" and has fine checkering with some...

High Quality Manton Double...

High Quality Manton Double Barrel Percussion...

Price $6,000.00

This 10 GA percussion Manton shotgun is nicely engraved and has beautiful wood. The overall length is approx. 46 1/4". The 29 1/2" round barrels have very good bores. The barrels have most of their original brown finish. The center rib is marked in a flowing S JOSEPH MANTON & SON with another S scroll marking below reading PATENT. 6 HOLLIS ST.REET over another S scroll reading CAVENDISH...

Interesting Comblain...

Interesting Comblain Pressure Test Shotgun (AS42)

Price $1,295.00

This is a very interesting 12 GA Comblain pressure test shotgun. The Comblain rifle was made in Belgium in the 1880s and was used by the Belgian and Brazilian armies. This pressure test shotgun has a 29" round barrel with an excellent bore. All metal is blue/brown. There are light wrench marks on the barrel and a dent in the right side of the receiver. The lower tang is broken at the trigger...

British 10 Gauge Shotgun...

British 10 Gauge Shotgun (AS41)

Price $4,500.00

British 10 Gauge side-by-side shotgun made for and imported by Willian R. Schaefer, Boston. Schaefer was active in the firearms business from 1853 to 1916 dealing in percussion and cartridge firearms. We have owned several Schaefer marked quality shotguns over many years and found his choice of firearms to be of very good quality. This English example fits Schaefer's requirements. These 10...

Westley Richards...

Westley Richards Bar-In-Wood Shotgun (AS40)

Price $3,950.00

Has 30 inch Damascus barrels with bright bores. The right barrel has a rippling (small rings) on the interior that is visible on the outside. The left barrel is bright and shows only a minimal of the above. The action works perfectly with barrels on face and locks up tight to the frame. Length of pull is 14 1/2 inches. Buttstock has been extended by 1 3/4 inches and checkered on buttplate....

Sales Pending
Very Fine W&C Scott & Son...

Very Fine W&C Scott & Son Hammer Double 12...

Price $7,500.00

Overall length is approximately 43”. Has 27” 12 Gauge barrels with steel 20 Gauge liners. The chambers are 2¾” and the bores are excellent. The barrels have a fine brown Damascus pattern. The rib is marked “W. & C. Scott & Son”. All action parts have excellent tight scroll engraving. The highly figured butt stock is excellent with checkering at the wrist and...

Parker Bros. E Grade Double...

Parker Bros. E Grade Double 10 Gauge (AS35)

Price $1,750.00

Desirable 10 Gauge side by side with 32” Damascus barrels. Frame is marked “E”. Metal has a mostly gray patina. Original butt plate. Stocks have nicks and dings from field wear. Not safe to shoot with modern smokeless ammunition. A scarce 10 Gauge Parker.

Colonial Flintlock Fowler...

Colonial Flintlock Fowler circa Late 1700's (AS33)

Price $2,750.00

The lock is marked “Fiddian”. This full-stocked approximately .64 caliber fowling piece is 63½” long with a 47⅞” long barrel. All metal is good with areas of light pitting and a dark patina. The stock is good with some wood loss at the barrel tang and along the barrel. The lock, marked “Fiddian” at the center, has a border line and light engraving...

Fine French Fowling Piece...

Fine French Fowling Piece by Lambinon, Circa...

Price $5,750.00

Fine French Fowling Piece by Lambinon, Circa 1740. Overall length is 61”. The 46” round .66 caliber barrel has a fine smooth bore. All metal is bright with few areas of light staining. The barrel is unmarked. The lock is stamped Lambinon. The stock is very good with three well-done repairs on the right side forward of the lock. The barrel ha a low raised rib starting forward of the front...

Hudson’s Bay Company Indian...

Hudson’s Bay Company Indian Trade Fusil (AS31)

Price $3,950.00

Hudson’s Bay Company Indian Trade Fusil. Made circa 1879 to 1920 by Isaac Holus and Sons. A similar example is pictured in Milton Von Damn book, The Fur trade, pages 54 and 55. This Fusil’s overall length is 48”. The 32¼” octagon to round percussion .56 caliber barrel has a fair smooth bore with rust and pitting. All metal has a gray patina with moderate pitting throughout. The barrel proofs...

Charles Newton Percussion...

Charles Newton Percussion Double Side by Side...

Price $4,250.00

Charles Newton Percussion Double Side by Side Combination Gun. The overall length is approx. 38.5”. The barrels are approx. 21.5”. They are about 16 Gauge smoothbore and .62 caliber rifled with bright near excellent bores showing a little light oxidation. The barrels show 95% of their Damascus pattern with a few areas of light pitting. The rib has most of its Damascus pattern, again with a...

J.N. Scotts Bar Action...

J.N. Scotts Bar Action Sidelock 12 Gauge...

Price $4,500.00

J.N. Scotts Bar Action Sidelock 12 Gauge shotgun. Chokes are full and cylinder. Bores are very good. Barrel length 30”. Rib marked London Fine Damascus. Barrels are marked “Not for Ball” and have Birmingham proofs. Barrels have very good Damascus pattern. Locks have 100% original case colors. Frame and locks are tight scroll engraves with flourishes. Length of pull is 14¼”. Drop at heel is...

Engraved Gold and Silver...

Engraved Gold and Silver Inlaid Single Shot...

Price $3,250.00

Engraved Gold and Silver Inlaid Single Shot Rolling Block Spanish Shotgun by Felipe Galbarsoro of Eibar. Overall length is approximately 48”, The 33” octagon to round 12 Gauge barrel has a fine, bright bore. It is chambered for 2½” shells. The barrel has a smooth mottled blue/brown patina. The butt plate has a dark mottled patina, and the remaining metal surfaces have a smooth silver/gray...

Mahillon Double 12 Gauge...

Mahillon Double 12 Gauge (AS23)

Price $2,995.00

Mahillon Double 12 Gauge shotgun. Very fin e Belgian made double with 30” Damascus barrels. Sidelocks, hammers, receiver, under lever and tang are scroll engraved. Walnut stock is nicely figured with contrasting colors. Stocks are finely checkered. Butt stock has heel and toe plates and is checkered between. Action and hammers work perfectly. Locks are marked “Mahillon Bruxelles”. A great...

High Grade Percussion...

High Grade Percussion Shotgun from The Armory...

Price $4,250.00

High grade percussion shotgun from The Armory of Grand Duke Leopold II of Austria, Vienna. Manufactured circa 1840. Overall length is 44½”. The 29½” octagon 15mm smoothbore barrel has a fine bore. The barrel is fastened with three wedges. Barrel has approximately 95% original blue finish which is turning blue/brown in areas. The lock, hammer, and butt plate have visible colors. The lock,...