Remington Model 10

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Remington Model 10
TypeShotgun
Place of originUnited States
Service history
Used byUnited States Army
United States Marine Corps
WarsWorld War I World War II
Production history
DesignerJohn Pedersen[1]
ManufacturerRemington Arms
Produced1908-1929[1]
No. built275,600[1] (+38,000 Model 29)[2]
Variants
  • Model 10 Trench
  • Model 10 Target
  • Model 29 (1930 to 1933)[2]
Specifications
Weight7.75 lb (3.52 kg)[3]
Length48 in (120 cm)[3]
Barrel length30 in (76 cm)[3]

Caliber12-gauge
ActionPump-action
Feed system6-round tubular magazine[3]

The Remington Model 10 is a pump-action shotgun designed[when?] by John Pedersen for Remington Arms.[1] It had 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. Archived from the original on 21 November 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Model 29 Pump Shotgun". Remington Arms. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d Wood, J.B. (2002). The Gun digest book of firearms assembly/disassembly (2nd 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