Browning 12g pump action shotgun

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.

 

Overview

 The Browning is a pump action shotgun in 12g, manufactured by the Browning Arms Company.

Helpful Info

Foxtrot example shown is in a ‘riot gun’ configuration. It has a 20’ barrel, 7 shot magazine,  wood furniture and is in a blued finish.

Film Set Notes

The pump-action shotgun is another action sequence staple, they’re reliable, and actor friendly.

We normally use 12g shotgun blanks loaded with black powder that gives a slower burn than smokeless loads, resulting in a bright muzzle flash, accompanied by an amount of smoke, a dramatic effect.

A pump action shotgun also has the bonus of having one of he most distinctive ‘loading‘ sounds  as the action is racked open and then shut deftly – it is good ‘punctuation’ in a drama soundscape.