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For an overview of shotgun models in the Fallout series of games, see shotgun.
Dinner Bell
Hunting shotgun icon.png
SkillGuns 75
Strength Req.5
Attack statistics
75 (89.3)
10.7 (12.8)
125 (208.3)
DPS (reload)
70.3 (114.6)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
1.7 (2.3)AP28
Ammo & reloading
Ammo Type12 gauge shotgun shell
Ammo Cap.5
Reload Time
0.5 (0.4)
Item HP150
Hunting shotgun
Manual action guns
Editor IDWeapNVHuntingShotgunUnique
Base ID000f0b12
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload

The Dinner Bell is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas. It is a unique variant of the hunting shotgun.


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A shotgun, also called a "scattergun", is a firearm designed to shoot a multitude of projectiles with a single pull of the trigger. This makes it very effective at hunting game, greatly increasing the weapon's hit potential. However, the accuracy and power found at close range diminish rapidly as you get farther away from the target. Shotguns designed for military use are often called "combat shotguns".


Dinner Bell expanded

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The hunting shotgun is a long range precision shotgun used for hunting big game. This shotgun was built for accuracy and power, and is one of the best shotguns available, using rare but powerful 12 gauge shells. It's pump-action, which means there's a longer than average delay between shots. It also loads through the bottom.

Gameplay attributes

The Dinner Bell is a unique variant of the hunting shotgun. It differs in appearance to the standard shotgun with the metal of the barrel, receiver, and shell ejection port seem to appear to be more well-maintained, and that the stock and grip pump are synthetic with a woodland camouflage pattern.

This weapon, like most unique weapons, cannot be modified, with either the longtube or the choke modifications, but the weapon already incorporates the choke and has a reduced spread when compared to the unmodified hunting shotgun. The Dinner Bell still has the advantage of greater damage compared to a fully-modified hunting shotgun. The Dinner Bell can fire 745 standard 12 gauge shells, 149 full magazines, before breaking. However, the firearm never jams no matter what condition it is.



Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Hunting shotgun Shotgun 70 116.7 1.7 x1 10 1.5 28 12 gauge shotgun shell 5 7.5 200 3800 Guns:75 Strength:5
Dinner Bell Shotgun 75 125 1.7 x1 11 1.2 28 12 gauge shotgun shell 5 7.5 150 4800 Guns:75 Strength:5


The Dinner Bell is given as a reward by Red Lucy in The Thorn, after completing the quest Bleed Me Dry.



  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png After being holstered on the player's back it can cause some rifles to be inverted from their usual holstered position.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Switching to the 12 gauge, coin shot while moving may cause a looped reloading sequence.
    • It can be easily fixed by simply changing ammunition type once more, or switching weapons.