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For an overview of combat shotguns, see Combat shotgun.
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This is an overview article which contains background information and cross-game comparisons. For game-specific information and stats, see the articles linked on the right.
Gameplay articles
FalloutWinchester Widowmaker
Fallout 2Sawed-off shotgun
Winchester Widowmaker
Fallout 3Sawed-off shotgun
The Kneecapper
Double-barrel shotgun Point Lookout (add-on)
Cut contentPa's Fishing Aid Point Lookout (add-on)
Fallout: New VegasCaravan shotgun
Hunting shotgun
Dinner Bell
Lever-action shotgun
Sawed-off shotgun
Big Boomer
Single shotgun
Sturdy caravan shotgun Courier's Stash
Fallout 4Double-barrel shotgun
Handmade shotgun Creation Club
Triple-barrel handmade shotgun Creation Club
Fallout 76Double-barrel shotgun
Pump action shotgun
Civil Unrest
Salt of the Earth Nuclear Winter
Gauss shotgun Wastelanders
Fallout TacticsBeretta 470 Silverhawk
Ithaca Model 37
Pump-action shotgun
Fallout: BoSDouble-barrel shotgun
Fallout ShelterShotgun (rusty, enhanced, hardened, double-barrel)
Farmer's Daughter
Sawed-off shotgun (rusty, enhanced, hardened, double-barrel)
Van BurenSawed-off shotgun
Pump-action shotgun

The shotgun is a weapon that appears in all games of the Fallout series.

Background[edit | edit source]

A shotgun, also called a "scattergun," is a firearm designed to shoot a multitude of lead or steel balls of varying sizes, greatly increasing the weapon's hit potential. This makes it very effective at hunting game. However, the accuracy and power found at close range starts to diminish as the target gets farther away. Shotguns designed for the military's use are often called "combat shotguns."

Models[edit | edit source]

Winchester Widowmaker 12 gauge double-barrel[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2

A Winchester Widowmaker double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun. A short barrel, with mahogany grip.

Unnamed double-barrel shotgun[edit | edit source]


An unnamed model with a longer barrel and stock than the sawed-off shotgun.

Unnamed single-barrel shotgun[edit | edit source]

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A single-shot, break-action, 20 gauge shotgun with a very quick reload speed along with surprisingly high accuracy and damage.

Sawed-off shotgun[edit | edit source]

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Someone took the time to chop the last few inches off the barrel and stock of this shotgun. Now, the wide spread of this hand-cannon's short-barreled shots make it perfect for short-range crowd control.

Hunting shotgun[edit | edit source]

Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

The hunting shotgun is a long range precision shotgun used for hunting big game. This shotgun was built for accuracy and power, and is one of the best shotguns available, it uses rare but powerful 12 gauge shells. It's pump-action, which means there's a longer than average reload delay between shots. It also loads through the bottom.

Caravan shotgun[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

The caravan shotgun is a short shotgun in which one barrel is mounted on top of the other. The iron sight is a screw which holds the action release lever to the receiver.

Lever-action shotgun[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

This shotgun has a lever action and fires a 20 gauge shotgun shell. Used with slugs, this weapon is a powerhouse against difficult armored opponents.

Pump-action shotgun[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 76, Fallout Tactics, Van Buren

The pump action shotgun is a shotgun that comes standard with rifle style sights and a pistol grip, that fires shells using a pump action mechanism. Longer barrel modifications also add an aesthetic heat shield to the barrel. The pump action shotgun has a fixed magazine size of 8, even though the length of the magazine tube changes depending on the barrel type.

Beretta 470 Silverhawk[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

A good looking Italian double barrel weapon, produced by Beretta. A low rate of fire, but potentially devastating if both barrels are fired together.

Ithaca Model 37[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay articles: Fallout Tactics, Van Buren

Found everywhere in the Midwest, the Ithaca Model 37[1] is a popular means of self-defense due to its wide area of effect and large ammunition capacity.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fallout Tactics Official Strategies & Secrets
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