Hyde & Shattuck Springfield Single Barrel Shotgun

Antique 19th Century Hyde & Shattuck Springfield Shotgun

Antique Springfield Shotgun Circa 1887 | Manufactured by Hyde & Shattuck (Springfield) | Is stamped “American” and “Hyde & Shattuck -Springfield, Mass.  The shotgun is the Hammerless Single Barrel Model, 12 or 16 gauge, 30” steel barrel | Hyde & Shattuck manufactured these guns from 1887 to 1909.

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  • Antique Springfield Shotgun Circa 1887 | Manufactured by Hyde & Shattuck (Springfield) | Stamped “American” and “Hyde & Shattuck -Springfield, Mass.  The shotgun is the Hammerless Single Barrel Model, 12 or 16 gauge, 30” steel barrel | Hyde & Shattuck manufactured these guns from 1887 to 1909.

    C.S. Shattuck Arms Co., Hatfield, Mass. (1878 to 1908)

    In 1875 C.S. Shattuck and Andrew Hyde started a pistol manufacturing business in Springfield, Mass. In February of 1877, Andrew Hyde and Major Charles S. Shattuck brought their Springfield pistol manufacturing business to Hatfield and went into a partnership with Mrs. Mary D. Porter in the Thomas Meekin sawmill on Prospect St., formerly Crescent Pistol Co. est. 1874 (Shattuck possibly also had, concurrently or otherwise a gun shop on Bridge St. in Hatfield, dates unknown). In 1878 Mrs. Porter withdrew her partnership and the business was continued by Hyde and Shattuck. In 1880 Shattuck bought out Hyde and continued the factory alone, turning out many revolvers. Soon after he began to make single-barreled breech-loading shotguns, and then few years later double-barreled shotguns.

    The gun shop was burned in 1881 and was immediately rebuilt on the same site. The manufacture of guns was abandoned in 1909. In 1910 the only arms being turned out was a new four-shot pistol, but for how long is unknown.

    Major Charles S. Shattuck served with the 6th Vermont Infantry in the Civil War and later lived on Main St. in Hatfield, Mass. He returned at least once to Vermont for a military reunion. Shattuck was best known for inexpensive handguns and single barrel shotguns.

  • Weight

    10lb.

    Height

    5"

    Width

    50"

    Depth

    5"

    Weight

    10lb.

    Height

    5"

    Width

    50"

    Depth

    5"

    Artist / Maker

    Hyde & Shattuck

    Kind

    Collectibles, Ephemera, Memorabilia, Militaria, Weapons

    Date

    19th Century

    Subject

    American Civil War, Guns, Hunting, Military, War, Weapon