Shotgun can have multiple meanings:
1 It is a type of firearm with a long barrel that fires shotgun shells. Those are primarily used for hunting.
2. Riding shotgun means to sit next to the driver of a car. For example a group of friends are going somewhere, and one yells 'I call shotgun' meaning, that they are sitting in the front with the driver, as the back is seen as the worst seats because they are smaller and less room.
The term riding shotgun likely came from stagecoaches. One person handled the reins, the other handled the shotgun, apparently because stagecoach robberies were common. In today's terminology, it means window seat, next to the driver, and no firearms are involved.
3. There is also a 'shotgun marriage' which is arranged quickly and suddenly because the female is pregnant. It is possible that in the old days, the father of a young pregnant woman would threaten the baby's father with a shotgun, saying that if he didn't marry her, that the father would kill him.
4. It is also a way of using inhalable substances, where one person inhales the smoke and then blows it into another person's mouth.
"Shotgun" means the passenger side.
This is a double barrel, over/under shotgun.
I am guessing you have a model 870. It is a edition of the 870 shotgun
If you call out shotgun it means you get the front passanger seat in the vehicle.
J.C. Higgins Model number shotgun, normally 20-12
The number 1400 refers to the Model number of your Winchester shotgun.
Go here for a good explanation - http://hunting.about.com/od/shotgun/l/aastshotgunfaqa.htm
Degree of choke
"I call shotgun" means that you call the seat next to the driver in a car. This originates from the Old West, where the man beside the driver guarded the coach with a shotgun.
A fowling piece is a type of shotgun.
You will have to call Browning to find out.
I have no idea what you mean. Every Remington shotgun ever made was designated as a shotgun, and had a model name or number. If you clarify your question, maybe someone can help.
It could be the maker of the shotgun, the name of the store that sold it, the name of the person who made the barrels, etc..
Depends on what you mean by cheap.
It stands for Modified choke.
They probably denote what choke the barrel has.
a is for 12ga and the g is for gamester
Long Tang Flat Knob
Describes the amount of choke.
It means that you can be as kind as an angel/ good person. But once you get mad you can be mean or dangerous.
Old stagecoaches had two people sitting on top of the carriage. One was the driver, the other carried a shotgun to defend against Indians and bandits. Riding beside the driver is riding shotgun.