Vintage Shotgun Pics and Old Ads

Sit back and rest your eyes on these outstanding vintage shotgun advertisements. They’ll make you want to round up the dogs and hit the fields.

Here’s something fun and interesting to engage your daydreaming muscles for a few minutes, a nostalgia if you will. Check out these cool vintage shotgun photos interspersed with some old shotgun magazine advertisements from when you were a kid—or maybe even before that.

I just love looking at well-composed photos of old firearms and old gun ads like the kind found in vintage sporting magazines. Who doesn’t? A lot of us, no matter our age, eat up this old school stuff like candy.

It must be the overwhelming sense of nostalgia we get when we view images like these.


This one speaks to the cowboy in all of us.


Here’s an ad from 1972 for a Marlin Model 120 Magnum Pump Shotgun.


This is a double-barrel, 28-gauge hammer gun. Perfect for autumn bird hunting.


This vintage 1982 Weatherby ad makes you imagine upland bird hunting on a sunny day.


A beautiful autumn day to be in the field with your shotgun.


This is a 1956 ad for the Winchester Model 50 shotgun trying to convey that less recoil but with power.


I wonder how many doves this old side-by-side 20-gauge has taken over the years.


Although this Marlin Model 120 Pump Shotgun ad is from 1973, it references to an earlier time.


One shot, one ruffed grouse for this hammered double-barrel.


That’s a lot of shotshells in this Winchester Model 12 ad from 1950.


Another beautiful photo. Check out the front end of that car too!


Remington’s Model 31 Pump touts its new “Aeromet” receiver alloy in this ad from 1947.


A Winchester 1897 transcends that badass look in this predominantly black photo.


This vintage ad encourages you to engage your sense of hearing.


The Winchester 1897 is one tough vintage shotgun.

How was that for a trip down daydream lane? Kind of makes you want to lace up your Red Wing boots, don your felt hunting cap and get out where the thistles and long grass grows, doesn’t it?

Sources: Remington, Marlin, Winchester, David Smith

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September 14th, 2017 by