C. S. Shattuck “American” single shot shotgun in 12 gauge, circa 1880

This is a fairly scarce C.S. Shattuck shotgun, made in Hatfield, Massachusetts around 1880. It has two triggers: one to open the breech, and the rear one which is parallel to the stock to fire the gun. The barrel is exceptionally heavy, so it is one of the so-called “punt guns” that Shattuck made. The action of the gun is somewhat similar to that of a Maynard, but the additional trigger is a clear difference, and Shattuck held the exclusive patent to his design. The gun has a wooden butt and forestock. The finish of the barrel is deep blue, while the action and trigger guard appear to have been chromed. Dimensions: The gun is 50 inches long overall, and the barrel is 34 inches long. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $55.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 



The stock has a significant crack along the tang, and the forend has a chip missing. The metal finish has a light coat of rust overall, and the lock has rust inside the breech. The inside of the barrel is dirty, but very good. 

Estimate: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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