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All shotguns have three major parts. These three parts are: Stock, Action, Barrel.

  • The stock is the part of the shotgun that you hold. It helps you hold, point, and fire the gun.
  • The action is the part of the shotgun that loads, fires, and unloads the shotshells.
  • The barrel is the part of the shotgun that sends the shot pellets to the target.
Stock on a shotgun
Action on a shotgun
Barrel of a shotgun