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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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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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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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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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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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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British Percussion Side by...

British Percussion Side by Side 10 Gauge (AS17)

Price $950.00
British Percussion Side by Side 10 Gauge shotgun. Locks are marked “George Newton”. 32” barrels with 14” L.O.P. Barrels have been refinished. Action works fine.
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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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