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The break-action shotgun operates on the same principle as a door hinge. Simple to load and unload, the break-action shotgun is the most popular firearm for clay target sports.

  • To open the action, point the barrel(s) at the ground. A release is pressed, and the barrel drops downward. This allows the shotshells to eject or to be removed manually if the firearm is loaded.
  • Hinge-action firearms have a separate barrel for each shot rather than a magazine. Most models have one or two barrels.
  • Double-barrel configurations are side-by-side barrels or over-and-under barrels.
  • Full-length engraved over-and-under shotgun

    Over-and-under shotgun

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