Remington Model 10

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Remington Model 10
Type Shotgun
Place of origin United States
Service history
Used by United States Army
United States Marine Corps
Wars World War I
Production history
Designer John Pedersen[1]
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Produced 1908-1929[1]
Number built 275,600[1] (+38,000 Model 29)[2]
Variants
  • Model 10 Trench
  • Model 10 Target
  • Model 29 (1930 to 1933)[2]
Specifications
Weight 7.75 lb (3.52 kg)[3]
Length 48 in (120 cm)[3]
Barrel length 30 in (76 cm)[3]

Caliber 12-gauge
Action Pump-action
Feed system 6-round tubular magazine[3]

The Remington Model 10 is a pump-action shotgun designed by John Pedersen[1] with an internal hammer and a tube magazine which loaded and ejected from a port in the bottom of the receiver.[4] An updated version, the Model 29, was introduced in 1930 with improvements made by C.C. Loomis.[2]

Military use[edit]

The United States military used a short-barreled version known variously as the "trench" or "riot" shotgun.[5] The Winchester Model 1897 was the major production, but Remington made 3500 of the Model 10-A version for issue to U.S. troops during World War I.[5] The Model 10 was modified by reducing barrel length to 23 inches (58 cm) and adding sling swivels, a wooden heat shield over the barrel, and an adapter with bayonet lug for affixing a M1917 bayonet.[5] These trench guns with serial numbers between 128000 and 166000 were stamped with US and the flaming bomb insignia on the left side of the receiver.[4] The United States military also purchased a number of Remington Model 10 with 20-inch (51-cm) barrels for guarding prisoners, and 26 to 30-inch (66 to 76-cm) barrels for training aerial gunners.[5] The Model 10-A was used in limited numbers by the Marine Corps through the 1930s.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Model 10 Pump Shotgun". Remington Arms. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Model 29 Pump Shotgun". Remington Arms. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Wood, J.B. (2002). The Gun digest book of firearms assembly/disassembly. (2nd ed. ed.). Iola, WI: Krause Pub. ISBN 0873494008. 
  4. ^ a b Bruce N. Canfield "Give Us More Shotguns!" American Rifleman May 2004 pp.58-63
  5. ^ a b c d e Bruce N. Canfield "Remington's Model 10: The Other Trench Gun" American Rifleman November 2009 pp.74-107