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.410 Gauge Shotguns

The .410 bore first appeared in 1857 in an advertisement from cartridge manufacturer Eley Brothers. It was originally only 2 inches in length, but has grown to 3 inches with modern loads.

Shotguns gauged in .410 bore are some of the lightest, easiest-shooting firearms available. The .410 bore serves a variety of different roles. It is a good shotgun for small shooters, particularly children, to use. They are also widely used among expert skeet and trap shooters.

The .410 bore can be used to hunt medium-sized game with the correct load, but is generally better suited for small mammals and birds. These shotguns are often very light and easy to carry throughout a long hunt. They have a limited effectiveness, but are popular as survival firearms due to their small size. The .410 bore has had a recent rapid growth in popularity, and a variety of different shotguns are chambered in the cartridge including double barrels, pump actions, and semi automatics.


Quick Facts

  • The .410 is the only mass-produced shotgun cartridge measured in bore instead of gauge
  • The .410 is small enough to be chambered in revolvers
  • The .410 bore's resurgence has been tied to the popularity of the Saiga AK-patterned shotguns and revolvers chambered in the cartridge

Recommended Items at Auction

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Richland Arms Mod 200 .410 SideXSide Shotgun
Jun 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Richland Arms Mod 200 .410 SideXSide Shotgun
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$2255 Bids
Universal Firearms Double Wing 2025 .410 GA Shotgun
Jun 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Universal Firearms Double Wing 2025 .410 GA Shotgun
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$703 Bids
RUSSIAN IZHMASH SAIGA-410 SEMI-AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN.
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
RUSSIAN IZHMASH SAIGA-410 SEMI-AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$3502 Bids
DESIRABLE 410 IVER JOHNSON SKEE-ER.
Jun 08, 10:00 AM EDT
DESIRABLE 410 IVER JOHNSON SKEE-ER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $3,000- $4,500
$1,5000 Bids
POPULAR IVER JOHNSON 410 SKEET-ER SHOTGUN.
Jun 08, 10:00 AM EDT
POPULAR IVER JOHNSON 410 SKEET-ER SHOTGUN.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,250- $3,250
$1,1000 Bids
Holland & Holland Rook Rifle .410 Bore Shotgun Conversion
Jun 22, 9:00 AM CDT
Holland & Holland Rook Rifle .410 Bore Shotgun Conversion
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,300- $2,000
$1,1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell .410 Gauge Shotguns


Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company