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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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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Scarce Boyd and Tayler...

Scarce Boyd and Tayler Breech Loading Shotgun...

Price $2,850.00

Scarce Boyd and Tayler Breech Loading Shotgun. Interesting spindle action shotgun circa 1870’s with 28” Damascus barrels. Very fine Damascus pattern. Barrel is marked “F.E. Boyd & P.S. Tayler”. Stocks are nicely checkered. Double triggers. Action works correctly with right side hammer replacement. Very good plus overall condition. A rare system shotgun.  

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British Side by Side 8...

British Side by Side 8 Gauge (AS20)

Price $1,450.00
British Side by Side 8 Gauge shotgun. Desirable 8 Gauge manufactured circa 1850-1860. Barrels are 31” and marked “Fine Twist”. Metal has a brown patina. Checkering is very good. Very good overall condition. A neat vintage shotgun!  
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Parker Brothers Side by...

Parker Brothers Side by Side 12 Gauge (AS19)

Price $1,150.00
Parker Brothers Side by Side 12 Gauge shotgun. Hammer gun with 30” Damascus barrels. Manufactured in the 1880’s. Bores have pitting. Receiver and side locks have scroll engraving. Original butt plate has a repair at toe. Good to very good overall condition. A handsome side by side hammer gun.   
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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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L.C. Smith side by side 10...

L.C. Smith side by side 10 Gauge (AS21)

Price $1,250.00
L.C. Smith side by side 10 Gauge shotgun. Made in the 1880’s. Damascus barrels are marked “Syracuse N.Y.”. Stub twist and measure 32” (Do not shoot modern smokeless shells; for black powder only). Bores have pitting (which is common among this vintage of shotguns). Original butt plate is worn and has dog game scene. Stocks have been refinished. Metal has a gray patina. Receiver is marked “F”...
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Fine German Side by Side 12...

Fine German Side by Side 12 Gauge Shotgun by E....

Price $495.00
Fine German side by side 12 Gauge shotgun by E. Schmidt & Habermann, Suhl. The overall length is 48”. The Damascus barrels are 30⅞”. The bores are pitted but shootable. Metal is very good with most of the brown Damascus pattern showing on the barrels. The nicely engraved action has a smooth gray/brown patina. The wood is very good with evenly worn checkering on the wrist and forend. The bone...
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Eighth National Guard New...

Eighth National Guard New York, Shooting Award...

Price $5,500.00
Eighth National Guard New York, Shooting Award Musket-Fowler, Awarded to David M. Moore. This musket-fowler was awarded to David M. Moore on 21 May 1832. It is 55” in overall length. The .69 caliber round barrel is 40” long. The smooth bore is fine. All metal is smooth and bright. Stock is fine with a checkered wrist. There are no cracks or chips. The lock, which has an “S” cock and roller...
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High Quality English...

High Quality English Fowling Piece by Joseph...

Price $2,950.00
High quality english fowling piece by Joseph Manton, London. The overall length is 55½” and the octagon to round barrel is 38⅞”. The 17” octagon portion terminates in a nicely done ½” wide wedding band. The barrel has London proofs on the bottom. The top of the barrel has a sunken gold oval with “Manton/London”. The lock is marked “Manton” in the center. The finely-engraved breech tang features...
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High Quality American...

High Quality American Flintlock Double Barrel...

Price $4,950.00
High quality american flintlock double barrel shotgun by James Haslett. Haslett operated out of Baltimore, MD, circa 1803-1827. The overall length is approximately 45½”and the approximately .770 diameter barrels are 30”. The bores are very good. The bottom of the barrels are marked “Osburn & Co.” and “narrow twist”. The metal is smooth with a brown patina. The Damascus pattern is visible on the...
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Parker Lifter Action 12...

Parker Lifter Action 12 Gauge Shotgun, Circa...

Price $1,650.00
Parker Lifter Action 12 Gauge Shotgun, Circa 1874. 29¾” Barrels with fine bores with some roughness forward of the chambers. The barrel rib is marked “Parker Bros makers Meriden Conn Decarbonized Steel”. The action shows traces of case color having turned mostly silver/ blue. The checkered stocks are very good with the to be expected hunting wear. All numbers match. The action functions...
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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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Whitney-Howard Thunderbolt...

Whitney-Howard Thunderbolt 20 Gauge (AS1)

Price $1,050.00
Whitney-Howard Thunderbolt 20 Gauge shotgun. Single shot breech loader manufactured 1866-1870. 30” Barrel. Action works perfectly. Metal has a pleasing brown patina. Very good overall condition.
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Henry Adkin English Nitro...

Henry Adkin English Nitro Proofed 16 Gauge...

Price $2,950.00
Henry Adkin English Nitro Proofed 16 Gauge shotgun. Barrels rib marked “57 High St. Bedford”. Proofed for three-tons. Chambered are 2½” shells. Bores are excellent. The barrels are on face and lockup tight. L.O.P. is 14½. Engraving is very fine tight floral scroll. Weight is 6½ libs. Checkering is excellent. Barrels are brown, showing fine Damascus pattern. This is a really neat, light, well...
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Remington Whitmore Lifter...

Remington Whitmore Lifter Action Model...

Price $1,250.00
Remington Whitmore Lifter Action Model 1876-1878. This is a solid tight 12 gauge. Stocks are excellent. The action works perfectly. Barrels are 28” and lock up tight. Stock checkering is crisp and excellent. Barrels are blue and brown patina and are mostly a blue color. The bores are pitted with medium to mostly deep pits. The underside of the muzzle has some pitting that has been cleaned but...
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American Arms Company...

American Arms Company Swing-Out 12 Gauge (S11035)

Price $1,075.00
American Arms Company Swing-Out 12 Gauge shotgun. Side-by-Side swing-out hammer shotgun manufactured circa 1880’s with 28” Damascus barrels and double triggers. Wood is very good, with a minor age crack by the toe. Very good overall condition, an interesting swing-out shotgun. Not safe to shoot with modern smokeless powder. Sold as a collectible only.  
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LeFever Side by Side 12...

LeFever Side by Side 12 Gauge (S10375)

Price $2,495.00
LeFever Side by Side 12 Gauge shotgun. Circa 1890’s. Has 30” Damascus barrels. Lock have bright original case colors. Butt plate has no chips or cracks. Very good plus overall condition. An attractive double. Note: Not safe to shoot.
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Parker Lift Action Side by...

Parker Lift Action Side by Side 12 Gauge (S10374)

Price $1,095.00
Parker Lift Action Side by Side 12 Gauge shotgun. Manufactured circa 1880’s. 30” Damascus barrels have an even brown patina. A rustic old double. Note: Not safe to shoot.  
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