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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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.

H. Elwell Percussion Side...

H. Elwell Percussion Side By Side Shotgun (AS156)

Price $795.00

Manufactured by Henry Elwell of Seneca Co. Ohio 1810-1812. Damascus barrels are 30" and have a fine pattern. Length of pull is 14". Action works perfectly. Lock is marked "H. Elwell". Overall condition is very good. Would look fine on the wall of your home! Reasonably priced.

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...

Alexander Henry Double 12...

Alexander Henry Double 12 Gauge (AS138)

Price $1,875.00

Very fine side by side hammer shotgun. Damascus barrels measure 28", have a fine pattern, and are marked "Alex Henry Edinburgh". Receiver, hammers, trigger guard and lever are engraved with a tendril motif. Action works properly. Stock is an English straight style and is nicely figured walnut. Stocks have some field wear. Length of pull is 13.75" with original butt plate. An attractive...

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...

Rare Poachers Folding Stock...

Rare Poachers Folding Stock Large Bore Shotgun...

Price $2,650.00

Makers sink on the top barrel flat is difficult to read. We believe this to be Ripoll or possibly Italian made. The poachers guns were made with folding stocks on hinges at the wrist. The idea being that the poacher, wearing a heavy coat, could carry the gun on the inside pocket. When an opportunity came along he could illegally poach on someone's property. In many instances being caught in...

John Krider Side by Side...

John Krider Side by Side Shotgun (AS45)

Price $1,995.00

Made in 1850s. 12 gauge with a 30” barrel. Beautiful gun with 98% of the expertly restored finish. The lock is nice and sharp with a gray patina. Markings and engraving are very sharp. Wood is excellent as restored with nice figure and sharp checkering. This gun works perfectly. Krider was one of the best Philadelphia makers.

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...

Remington 1889 Side by Side...

Remington 1889 Side by Side Shotgun (AS48)

Price $1,495.00

Made in 1890. 10 gauge with a 30” barrel. This gun has approximately 50% of the original blue mixed with an even plum colored patina. Good case colors remain on the lock that rates approximately 50%. Wood is very good, just showing normal handling wear. Bores are very good. Action functions perfectly.

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....

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...