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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Whitney Double Barrel...

Whitney Double Barrel Shotgun (AS159)

Price $795.00

Break open shotgun with 3rd trigger to open barrels. Scarce shotgun manufactured 1870-1874. Very unusual oddity shotgun. Reasonably priced.

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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.

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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...

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Belgian Side Lever 10 Gauge...

Belgian Side Lever 10 Gauge Double (AS94)

Price $895.00

Damascus steel 10 gauge manufactured in the 1880's. Barrels measure 30" and are marked "laminated steel". Side locks are marked "W m Moore & Co." Action works. Both hammers hold full cock. Original butt plate is very good with no chips or cracks and has a stag in high relief. Stocks are good as cleaned. Good overall condition. Note: This is Damascus steel barrels, not safe to shoot. Sold...

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LC Smith Double Barrel...

LC Smith Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun F Grade...

Price $795.00

Made in 1880s. 10 Gauge with 30” double barrels.  This gun has approximately 20% of the original finish. The metal has mostly a patina. All markings are sharp and legible. One nice thing about this gun is the metal has very little to no pitting. The wood has normal wear.  The action locks up well and the bores show a fair amount of...

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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...

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Forehand & Wadsworth Single...

Forehand & Wadsworth Single Shot 10 Gauge (AS95)

Price $795.00

Desirable 10 gauge. Damascus barrel is 30" and is marked "Fine Twist". Action works properly. Manufactured approximately in the 1880's. Wood is good with some minor nicks and dings. There is a minor crack that has been repaired near the tang. A neat vintage shotgun. Note: Not safe to shoot.

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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...

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Very Early Purdey Side by...

Very Early Purdey Side by Side Shotgun...

Price $4,500.00

Purdey records do not list any information for this very early gun (SN 284), nor is it listed or noted in The Early Purdeys, by L. Patrick Unsworth. However, records do exist for 279, 285, 286, etc. with spotty information thereafter. The first percussion Purdey gun dates from around the time of this gun (1821). It appears,...

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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.

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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.

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Parker Side by Side Shotgun...

Parker Side by Side Shotgun Spuriously Marked...

Price $595.00

Made in 1881. 12 gauge with an 18 ½” barrel. This gun has an overall gray patina. Barrel has been shortened. Action works well and bore has spots of pitting throughout. Stock is very good. The barrel and the top rib are both marked “W. F. & Co.” These markings are not authentic Wells Fargo Markings. Action works well. This gun is Sold as a collectors Item only and...

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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.

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Remington 1889 Damascus...

Remington 1889 Damascus Hammer Coach Gun 10...

Price $1,250.00

Barrels have been shortened to 18 1/2" like a coach gun. The bores are rough. Barrels show almost 100% of the damascus pattern. Barrels are tight and "on face" to the frame. Top rib and side plate have the Remington factory name and address. Action works perfectly. The stock is cracked at the top right side of the pistol grip. This is a colorful "Old West" shotgun.

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German Side by Side 12...

German Side by Side 12 Gauge (AS37)

Price $1,750.00

Interesting double circa 1880’s-1890’s, with 31” Damascus barrels, grip safety and engraved receiver. Both sides of receiver have game scenes and tang is engraved with a scene of Hubertus, the patron saint of hunters. Stock has several repaired cracks at the wrist. Bores are excellent. Tang has cocking indicators. Makers name on rib is in gold, but indecipherable. An...

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New York Percussion Double...

New York Percussion Double Fowler by Mullin (AS34)

Price $1,995.00

Rib is marked “Patrick Mullin New York”. Has a 27” 12 bore Damascus barrels. Nicely figured walnut stock. Circa 1860’s. Patrick Mullin (1835-1919) was a gunmaker in New York city and worked from 1858 to 1897. This well-made fowler is in very good plus condition. Barrels have silver blow-out plugs. L.O.P. is 14”. Checkered wrist is excellent. Butt plate is steel with tang...

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Percussion Miquelet Lock...

Percussion Miquelet Lock Fowler by Antonio...

Price $1,595.00

Percussion Miquelet Lock Fowler by Antonio Garcia. Dated 1830. Antonio was the son of Francisco Garcia, Madrid gunmaker circa 178801793. The overall length is approximately 52½”. The 37½ocatgon to round .70 caliber barrel has a fair smooth bore. The barrel has decorative gold inlay at the front sight. Wedding band area, and approximately 7½” of the breech area. The barrel tang is engraved...

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Ethan Allen 10 Gauge...

Ethan Allen 10 Gauge Hinge-Breech Double Barrel...

Price $2,750.00

Ethan Allen 10 Gauge Hinge-Breech double barrel shotgun. Several hundred were made circa 1865-1871. Overall length is 48”. Barrels are 30”. This gun features an unusual breech block that is unlatched by the lever on its right side. It then swings to the left for loading and unloading. There were three grades with this gun appearing to be the middle grade with checkered stocks and border...

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Very Scarce U.S. Model 1881...

Very Scarce U.S. Model 1881 Forager 20 Gauge (AS2)

Price $2,750.00
Very Scarce U.S. Model 1881 Forager 20 Gauge shotgun. Serial number 867. Has a 26” round barrel with fair bore. Metal has a very well-done old refinish with approximately 95% remaining. Wood is very good with small stress cracks on the left-side at the forward lock screw. Action functions correctly. Lock is the early 1873 dated type with correct two-click tumbler. The lightly freckled breech...
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Neumann Bros Side by Side...

Neumann Bros Side by Side Double 12 Gauge (AS22)

Price $795.00
Neumann Bros Side by Side Double 12 Gauge shotgun. Belgian double barrel Damascus shotgun with hammers. Manufacture in the 1890’s. Metal has a brown and gray patina. 28” Barrels and double triggers. Good overall condition. A charming vintage side by side  
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