A10 American

Side-Lock, Over-and-Under Shotgun

12ga, 16ga, 20ga, 28ga, .410 Frame

26" - 28" - 30" - 32" Barrels

Prices From $18,000.00

It's understood that a full sidelock, low-profile shotgun is considered the pinnacle of craftsmanship in gunmaking. At Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company, we take pride in crafting more hand-made shotguns than any other manufacturer in the world. Our commitment to American craftsmanship is evident as our shotguns are 100% made in the USA and sold directly to you. 


By exclusively manufacturing our shotguns in our own facility, we sidestep dealer markups and guarantee that every dollar you invest is translated into the highest quality firearm. This approach ensures that your money is well-spent, delivering a premium product without unnecessary additional costs.


Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. is a very small privately owned company. We enjoy total creative freedom to design, produce, and assemble what experts agree to be some of the finest guns in the world. Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. manufactures, designs, builds, and controls all of their own components to the strictest of specifications. These precision guns are built with great pride and are expected to be handed down from generation to generation.

Our magnificent guns are a result of the most technologically advanced produces combined with the ancient art of gun making. Each Connecticut Shotgun gun is crafted from our company's sole location in New Britain, CT, USA. Connecticut Shotgun guns are functional works of art, reflecting both beauty and mechanical perfection. To own such a marvel surely represents a benchmark stature.


Under the direction of our President and Founder, our designs both mechanically and aesthetically represent the perfect balance of technology and art. Only then did we deem the A-10 American worthy to bear the Connecticut Shotgun name. The    A-10 and all Connecticut Shotgun products come from years of research and development; through a team of qualified engineers, technicians and draftsman. We combine the best materials, procedures, processes, and highly skilled individuals to produce one of the most respected guns in the world. 

Each of our designs required many years of research and development. We place great emphasis on producing new and exciting gun designs for our clientele. We are able to do this because we are a small independent company and we are solely focused on producing the world's best. Connecticut Shotgun is one of very few companies in the world that has mastered all manufacturing steps, from development to final assembly.


After designing a new shotgun we begin making prototypes. Many different prototypes are made and studied before development of the final prototype is possible. After the final prototype is made, we begin testing in our proof testing facility. We have an indoor shooting range and a longevity firing area to thoroughly test the prototype. We then bring the gun to our own private shooting grounds where it is repeatedly shot in real world conditions. In addition to that we take an actual production gun from the manufacturing process roughly every ten days to "torture test" the gun. 

Everyone in the factory shoots the gun over a period of two days, making sure there are no defects of any kind. This is done without notice or warning to the gunsmiths. These are some of the ways we ensure that the gun you buy from us is the very best. Building a shotgun exercises great patience. We hand polish every single part, and chamber all sharp edges without rounding them. It is the legacy of our master craftsmen that is the heart and soul of the A-10. Each gun requires approximately thirteen hundred different steps by highly skilled people and an untold number of hours.


Each gun goes through stringent quality control, conducted at our work shop, by inspecting each component to an extremely high standard that will guarantee quality and reliability, and then each gun is inspected for its overall appearance and performance. This is done individually by many inspectors. Additionally every gun is inspected by the president of the company.

Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Co. is a company with a proven track record of designing and building exciting new products. Many companies have tried; few have succeeded as Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Co. has. With our extreme attention to detail, our clients have confidence that they will receive the best possible gun from a company that is highly focused and understands their needs. 


The best time to get your Initials or engraved oval is now. Not only will you save on time and cost, but you will also ensure the quality of the work. You will receive factory approved materials and installation certified by our lead technician. We offer a variety of initials and engraved ovals. 


NOTE: For NEW builds only, retrofitting increases the price to at least $500.00.

Pricing Table

Gauges Available:
12, 16, 20, 28, & .410
Rose & Scroll Platinum
Standard (12ga - 16ga) Gun Prices $18,000 $23,000
20ga and 28ga Small Frame $20,000 $25,000
.410 on Standard Frame $23,000 $25,000
Matched Pair Charge $1,500
Wood Upgrade:
3x Wood $500
4x Wood $900
Exhibition Wood P.U.R
Gold Oval $350
Initials on Gold Oval (Up to 3) $250
Long Tang Capped Prince of Wales Grip $1,200
Truoil Finish $500
Custom Shop Options
Custom Shop Fee $1,000
Custom Dimensions $1,000
Solid Rib $2,000
Fixed Chokes $1,100
Double Triggers $1,100
Flat Top Checkering $1,100
Drop Points $1,500
Checkered Butt $1,000
Heel & Toe Plates $1,200
Skeleton Butt $1,200
Cut Lock Plates $2,000
Chiseled Fences $2,000
Cut Frame $2,000
Round Body $2,000
Extra Set of Barrels:
Extra Set of Barrels $8,000
Extra Set of Barrels for Existing Guns $9,000