Pump Shotguns

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Shotgun - History - World Wars
... The decline in military use of shotguns reversed in World War I ... American forces under General Pershing employed 12-gauge pump action shotguns when they were deployed to the Western front in 1917 ... These shotguns were fitted with bayonets and a heat shield so the barrel could be gripped while the bayonet was deployed ...
Hammerless - Pump Shotguns
... Early pump action shotguns, like the lever action rifles that preceded them, had exposed hammers ... Like the double barrelled shotguns, soon the early pump shotguns were replaced by models that enclosed the hammer completely in the action ... Modern pump shotguns, with the exception of replicas of older exposed hammer designs required in Cowboy action shooting, are all hammerless ...

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