The World's Fighting Shotguns. Â This is the first authoritive work that traces the fascinating history of the shotgun as a pure fighting weapon. It covers development of the shotgun as a fighting instrument from the blunderbuss and the fowling piece through the magazine and belt-fed full-automatic assault shotguns, machine shotguns, and new developments now in use or on drawing boards. Â This comprehensive volume recounts fighting shotgun use in the Old West, the introduction of the magazine repeater, German protests against American shotgun use during World War I, the lawless employment of shotguns during the roaring twenties and desperation thirties, American use of shotguns in the Pacific campaigns of World War II, British experiences with shotguns in Malaya, American shotgun experiences in Vietnam, and more. The World's Fighting Shotguns, By author Thomas F. Swearengen Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. marine Corps (Retired). THE COMPLETE MILITARY AND POLICE REFERENCE. CONTAINING DATA, HISTORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF OVER 400 WEAPONS! Volume IV [Hardcover] First Edition Hardcover: 506 pages Publisher: Chesa Limited / T. B. N. Enterprises (1978) Language: English ISBN:0-686-73789-X.