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Single Barreled Shotgun

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Harrington & Richardson Topper Shotgun - 12 gauge. This is a common single barreled breach loading top break shotgun.
Harrington & Richardson Topper Model 158 Shotgun with case hardened receiver - 12 gauge
Montgomery Ward Texas Ranger - 16 gauge. This model was also available in 12 gauge, 20 gauge and .410 bore.
Vintage Iver Johnson "Champion" top break single shot shotgun - .410 bore
Centaure Single Barrel Shotgun - 16 gauge. This folding "Poachers Gun" was made from 1957 by Fabrique d’Armes Unies de Liège (F.A.U.L.) under the brand Centaure.

The single shot shotgun has been available to the public for many years. The single shot breach loading shotgun was an instrumental weapon for hunting in 1880s America. Its light weight and cheap cost (relative to other firearms) made it very popular for hunting fowl and other light game. 12 gauge single shot breach loading shotguns have been made by Ithaca, Stevens, Savage, Remington, Winchester, Harrington & Richardson and other manufacturers. Many shotguns between the 1880s and the 1950s were sold through the major 'mail order' companies of the time- Sears Roebuck, Montgomery Ward, and several others. The guns marked Sears or Montgomery Ward were contract guns which were actually built by Stevens or Savage Arms.

The majority of the single barreled top break shotguns seen in film are 12 gauge versions, though single shot shotguns were also offered in 16 gauge, 20 gauge, and .410 bore.

Single-Barreled Shotguns with their own pages:

The Single Barreled Shotgun and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Fighting Film Collection No. 4 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 4) Yelena Maksimova A peasant woman 1941
Yelizaveta Kuzyurina A female driver
To Kill a Mockingbird Vigilante 1962
I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) Cuban guerrillas 1964
Will Penny Donald Pleasence Preacher Quint 1967
The Born Losers Robert Cleaves Crawford 1967
Shock Troops (Un homme de trop) Jacques Perrin Kerk Used with a makeshift "rifle grenade" 1967
The Seventh Bullet (Sedmaya pulya) Talgat Nigmatulin Ismail 1972
Chato's Land Charles Bronson Chato Beretta 412 visually modified as percussion cap musket; two different versions 1972
Jack Palance Quincey Whitmore
James Whitmore Joshua Everette
Ralph Waite Elias Hooker
Richard Jordan Earl Hooker
Simon Oakland Jubal Hooker
Richard Basehart Nye Buell
Victor French Martin Hall
Roddy McMillan Gavin Malechie
Lee Patterson George Dunn
William Watson Harvey Lansing
Raúl Castro The Mexican scout
The Tree of Guernica (L'arbre de Guernica) Mariangela Melato Vandale Beretta 412 Folding shotgun 1975
Spanish Republicans
The Count of Monte-Cristo Richard Chamberlain Edmond Dantes Folding shotguns, sawed-off, visually modified as Flintlock Pistols 1975
Dominic Guard Albert Mondego
The Boys from Brazil Hang above fireplace 1978
Dawn of the Dead Henchman 1978
Sweeney 2 Matthew Scurfield Jefferson Sawed-off 1978
Brian Hall Haughton
Brian Gwaspari Will White
Savage Hunt of King Stakh (Dikaya okhota korolya Stakha) Boris Plotnikov Andrey Beloretskiy Visually modified as pistols and as muskets 1980
Boris Khmelnitskiy Ales Vorona
The Long Good Friday Gangster 1980
The Long Riders David Carradine Cole Younger 1980
The Evil Dead Bruce Campbell Ash 1981
Death Hunt Charles Bronson Albert Johnson 1981
Trust That Has Burst (Trest, kotoryy lopnul), The Bar patron Sawed-off 1982
The Mysteries of Bucharest (Misterele Bucurestilor) Szabolcs Cseh Hare Lip Sawed-off, visually modified as Percussion Cap Pistols 1983
Costel Constantin Mincioaga
Ion Dichiseanu Martac
George Motoi Lt. Delvos
Army officers, criminals
Razorback Arkie Whiteley Sarah Cameron Modified as a Tranquilizer gun 1984
The Emerald Forest Gracindo Júnior Carlos 1985
Silver Bullet Jim Baffico Milt Sturmfuller 1985
Thunderheart Val Kilmer Agent Ray Levoi 1992
Fred Ward Jack Milton
Julius Drum Richard Yellow Hawk
Guardians of the Oglala Nation
Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon Brazilian police Mocked Up as Percussion Cap Rifle 1993
Jonathan of the Bears Maddock's man 1994
The Road to Sich (Doroha na sich) Sergey Kucherenko Denys Kryha mocked Up 1994
Vladimir Golubovich Pavlo Pokhylenko
uncredited Hrytsko
Muscovite Wizard (Moskal-charivnyk) Bohdan Benyuk Moskal-charivnyk mocked as flintlock musket 1995
Ruslana Pysanka Tetyana
Aleksandr Bondarenko Mykhaylo
The Postman James Russo Idaho 1997
Fierce Creatures Michael Percival Ant Keeper 1997
Carey Lowell Cub Felines
The Green Mile Member of Possee 1999
The Prince of the Pacific (Le prince du Pacifique) Fijian soldiers 2000
Vampires: Los Muertos Enrique Munoz Monastery Guard 2002
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins Seen on store wall 2004
Napoleon Dynamite Dale Critchlow Lyle 2004
Black Snake Moan Samuel L. Jackson Lazarus Redd Harrington & Richardson Topper 2006
John Cothran Reverend R. L.
Pig Hunt Luis Saguar TJ sawed down barrel 2008
The Old Man (Shal) Poacher 2012
Wolf Creek 2 Gerard Kennedy Jack 2013
Slow West Ken Blackburn Josh McKenzie Single Barreled Coach Gun 2015
Seen in Werner's vagon
Standoff Thomas Jane Carter 20 gauge 2016
Ella Ballentine Isabelle
7 Witches vigilante 2017
Old Henry Richard Speight, Jr. Duggan 2021


Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Heart of Bonivur (Serdtse Bonivura) Red partisans Possibly IZh-K 1969
The Strogovs (Strogovy) Valeri Anisimov Taras Belyaev Possibly IZh-K or IZh-17 1976
Adolf Ilyin Evdokim Yutkin
Eternal Call (Vechnyy zov) - Season 1 Vadim Spiridonov Fyodor Saveliev Ep.2 1976
Bergerac Lynda La Plante Lisa Reynolds Supposedly Beretta Model 412; "Relative Values" (S01E09) 1981
Jeeves and Wooster A Black Shorts member "The Bassetts' Fancy Dress Ball" (S02E02) 1991
Alaska Kid Artur Barcis Marty 1993
Gold prospectors, prison guards
Primeval James Murray Stephen Hart Impersonating tranquilizer gun 2007 - ????
The Executioner (Palach) Seen in the gun locker 2015
Agent Carter Hayley Atwell Peggy Carter 2016
Agent Carter - Season 2 James D'Arcy Edwin Jarvis "The Edge of Mystery" (S2E08) 2016
Fallout - Season 1 Filly's Resident Sawed-off stock; "The Target" (S1E02) 2024

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades "Throwback Singleshot" Henry Single Shot Shotgun; Available in 12 Gauge and 20 Gauge 2016
"Sawnoff-16" Sawn-off shotgun in 16 gauge
Hunt: Showdown "Romero 77" Sawed-off version avaliable 2018


Title Character Note Date
Bible Black: New Testament bank-robber "Revival" (Ep.01) 2004-2007

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