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For an overview of shotgun models in various games, see Shotgun.
 
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The shotgun is a small gun in Fallout and Fallout 2.

A Winchester Widowmaker double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun. A short barrel, with mahogany grip.— In-game description, Fallout

Background

Main article: Shotgun
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."

Characteristics

The Winchester widowmaker shotgun is a double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun with a mahogany grip. It also comes in a sawed-off variant. It has decent damage, but terrible range. Still, it is an all-around good weapon for early in the game. Compared to the sawed-off version, this has a 2-point-lower max damage, and requires both hands, but has doubled range.

Locations

Fallout

Fallout 2

  • Sold by Flick in the Den.
  • There's one in Cassidy's Office in Vault City's outer grounds. Check his desk.
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