East coast 2: Pipe shotgun can not be equiped

So, upon logging in today, I have found myself unable to equip my pipe shotgun. If another item is in your hands, it will be replaced with empty hands when attempting to hold the pipe shotgun. I have a friend who is having the same problem. Have we had an update since 3am eastern daylight time(when I was last on and the shotgun was functioning)?

EDIT: I see there is another thread, didn’t see it initially. I would like to delete this thread but am not familiar with the method to do so.