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Different teeps o existin shotguns designs frae tap tae bottom:
1. Break-action (Coach Gun)
2. Lever-action (Winchester M1887)
3. Pump-action (Winchester M1897)
4. Revolver-action (M1216)
5. Fully-automatic (Atchisson Assault Shotgun).

A shotgun is a fireairm that is uisually designed tae be fired frae the shouder, that uises the energy o a fixed shell tae fire a nummer o smaw spherical pellets cried shot, or a solit projectile cried a slug.