How Does a Pump-Action Shotgun Work?

Shotguns. Classic firearms. Millions of them exist around the world. And we’ve seen them fired million of times, mostly in movies and on television. But how do shotguns work? Well, we all know, right? You ‘pump’ them and they’re good to go. But it’s more complicated than that (obviously…). The gunsmith in this fascinating video here is about to tell you how it all goes down.

It’s basic engineering, but it’s cool to see.He demonstrates with a special shotgun that’s been sliced in half for demo purposes.

He uses a Winchester 1980 Model 1912. A truly legendary weapon…

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