|For an overview of shotgun models, see shotgun.|
Dinner Bell is a unique variant of the hunting shotgun. This weapon cannot be modified, with either the long tube or the choke modifications, but the weapon already incorporates the choke and has a reduced spread when compared to the unmodified variant. Dinner Bell still has the advantage of greater damage compared to a fully-modified hunting shotgun, but is less accurate and holds fewer rounds.
Dinner Bell can fire a total of about 745 standard shells, the equivalent of 149 reloads, from full condition before breaking.
|Standard, 4/0 buck, slug, coinshot, bean bag, flechette, Dragon's Breath & pulse slug||745||149|
|Magnum & 4/0 buck Magnum||648||130|
|- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)||- Attacks in V.A.T.S.|
|- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)||- Action point cost|
|- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)||- Damage per action point|
|- Damage per second||- Weapon spread|
|- Area of effect damage||- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)|
|- Effect damage & duration||- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)|
|- Bonus effects||- Weight|
|- Attacks per second||- Value in caps|
|- Critical chance % multiplier||- Value to weight ratio|
|- Critical damage||- Skill required|
|- Critical effect damage & duration||- Strength required|
|- With all mods attached|
Switching to the ammunition types when there is less than a full reload of that ammunition type while moving will cause a looped reloading sequence. [verified]
- It can be easily fixed by simply changing ammunition type once more, or switching weapons.
- Using this weapon in V.A.T.S. may cause the player's character to freeze and not fire at the intended target. The player character will be stuck in the third person view for up to 15 seconds and be vulnerable to attack. This only happens while the bug above is in effect because the weapons pump/chamber will be open, making the weapon incapable of firing until the V.A.T.S. sequence is over, and the courier finishes the pump. [verified]
- The Dinner Bell shows a normal 12 gauge (red) plastic shell when in 1st person but still loads an incorrect 20 gauge (yellow) shotgun shell in 3rd person.
Behind the scenes
The Collector's Edition of the Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide lists the weapon location as being obtainable in the nuclear test shack in addition to completing Bleed Me Dry, which is incorrect.