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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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...

Alaskan Indian-Carved...

Alaskan Indian-Carved Remington Model 1893...

Price $795.00

The Remington Model 1893 (also known as the No. 3) shotgun has an unusual outside side cocking lever mounted on the left side of the action. Depressing it about 30 degrees cocks the action. The overall length is approx. 47". The 32" barrel (2.75" chamber), choked between modified and full, has a fine, bright bore with light erosion toward the breech. The barrel has much of its original blue...

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.

Double Barrel Percussion...

Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun (AS50)

Price $595.00

Made in 1850s. Double Barrel 12 Gauge with 32” barrels. This is a hard used civil war era double barrel shotgun. This gun has a very neat repairs. Near the action on both sides. The action functions well. The stock has a weathered appearance. Metal has an even brown patina.

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....

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,...

Rare J.R. Cooper’s Patent...

Rare J.R. Cooper’s Patent Percussion 16 Gauge...

Price $2,495.00

Rare J.R. Cooper’s Patent Percussion 16 Gauge Fowler. 32¾” Octagon to round barrel with ‘wedding band’ approximately 6½” forward of the breech. Bore is approximately 16 Gauge. Unusual action with outside hammer, which operates a center hammer inside the action. This hammer strikes the centrally located percussion nipple which is located inside the action. The nipple is accessed through the...