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For the Red Dead Redemption variant, see Sawed-off Shotgun.

The Sawed-off Shotgun is a weapon featured in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online.


The Peeters & Janssens Sawed-Off is a versatile shotgun that can be used easily with one hand or dual wielded to great effect. Rough and deadly, but widely inaccurate, this weapon is ideal for close quarter combat on foot or on horseback. This gun has an ammo capacity of two rounds and can use Regular Buckshot, Incendiary Buckshot, Slug and Explosive Slug shotgun ammo.[1]

Dual-wielding it with another sawed-off shotgun is highly effective, allowing the quick and brutal elimination of anything that stands in your way, man or beast.


In Redemption 2, it is provided by Javier Escuella during the mission "Enter, Pursued by a Memory". A second one can be bought from any Gunsmith, for the price of $85.

Alternatively, a second shotgun can be acquired from the bartender at Keane's Saloon in Valentine. There is a bottle of gin on one of the tables, and if the player picks it up, the bartender will attack the player, meaning that the player can obtain the weapon from him after defeating him.

In Online, this shotgun is available for purchase at all gunsmiths after reaching rank 19. A unique skin is also available for online players in the Moonshiner role.

Components & Styles


Iron Sights Cost ($)
Stock Sights Default
Improved Sights 5.00
Stock Cost ($)
Basic Grain Default
Straight Grain 14.00
Wide Grain 12.00
Wrap Cost ($)
No Wrap Default
Wrap 10.00


Metals Options - Cost ($)
Component Iron Nickel Blued Steel Blackened Steel Browned Steel Nickel Silver Gold
Barrel 5.00 5.50 6.00 7.00 7.50 8.00 9.00 10.00
Frame 7.50 8.25 9.00 10.50 11.25 12.00 13.50 15.00
Hammer 4.00 4.50 5.00 5.50 6.00 6.50 7.00 8.00
Sight 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.50 5.00
Trigger 3.50 4.00 4.25 5.00 5.50 5.75 6.50 7.00
Trigger Guard 5.00 5.50 6.00 7.00 7.50 8.00 9.00 10.00
Engravings Option Cost (S)
Engraving Style
(Applicable to the Barrel, Frame and Trigger Guard each)
None/Remove 0.30
Baroque 6.50
Art Nouveau 8.25
Victorian 10.50
Ornamental 12.00
Inlay Metals Iron 1.50
Nickel 2.25
Blued Steel 3.00
Blackened Steel 3.75
Browned Steel 5.25
Brass 6.00
Silver 7.50
Gold 9.00
Stock/Wrap Customzations Option Cost ($)
Carvings None/Remove 1.00
Rattlesnake 12.00
Scorpion 12.50
Puma 13.75
Deer 14.50
Eagle 15.00
Buck 15.25
(Wrap must be applied)
Hazelnut 1.50
Chestnut 2.00
Olive 2.50
Walnut 3.00
Brick Red 3.50
Tobacco 4.00
Chocolate 4.50
Pebble 5.00
Varnish Birch/Mahogany 1.50
Black Walnut/Maple 2.00
Bocote/Mesquite 2.50
Dark Rosewood/Myrtle 3.00
Bubinga/Rosewood 3.50
Cocobolo/Wild Cherry 4.00
Ebony/Bright Maple 4.50
Walnut/Dark Walnut 5.00



  • This is notably the weapon of choice for Charles Smith. He has a custom model, featuring a white varnish and a black, steel barrel. Additionally, Charles is the only member of the gang to wield a shotgun as their primary weapon in place of a revolver.
  • Unlike other shotguns, this one occupies a holster/handgun slot, in contrast with the previous game's version.
  • The shotgun appears to be based upon those manufactured by the now-defunct arms manufacturer known as Victor Sarasqueta, although a sawn off variation of a Víctor Sarasqueta shotgun is exceedingly rare as it is said to spoil the value of the weapon itself.


  1. In-game Description.