Remington Model 10

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Remington Model 10
Place of originUnited States
Service history
Used byUnited States Army
United States Marine Corps
Viet Cong[1]
WarsWorld War I, World War II, Vietnam War
Production history
DesignerJohn Pedersen[2]
ManufacturerRemington Arms
No. built275,600[2] (+38,000 Model 29)[3]
  • Model 10 Trench
  • Model 10 Target
  • Model 29 (1930 to 1933)[3]
Mass7.75 lb (3.52 kg)[4]
Length48 in (120 cm)[4]
Barrel length30 in (76 cm)[4]

Feed system6-round tubular magazine[4]

The Remington Model 10 is a pump-action shotgun designed in 1908 by John Pedersen for Remington Arms.[2] It has an internal striker within the bolt and a tube magazine which loaded and ejected from a port in the bottom of the receiver.[5] An updated version, the Model 29, was introduced in 1930 with improvements made by C.C. Loomis.[3]

Military use[edit]

The United States military used a short-barreled version known variously as the "trench" or "riot" shotgun.[6] The Winchester Model 1897 was the major production, but Remington made 3,500 of the Model 10-A version for issue to U.S. troops during World War I.[6] The Model 10 was modified by reducing the 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.[6] 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.[5] 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.[6] The Model 10-A was used in limited numbers by the Marine Corps through the 1930s.[6]


  1. ^ Dye, Dale A.; Laemlein, Tom (18 August 2015). Small Arms of the Vietnam War: A Photographic Study. Warriors Publishing Group. ISBN 9780986195518.
  2. ^ a b c d "Model 10 Pump Shotgun". Remington Arms. Archived from the original on 21 November 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Model 29 Pump Shotgun". Remington Arms. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Wood, J.B. (2002). The Gun digest book of firearms assembly/disassembly (2nd ed.). Iola, WI: Krause Pub. ISBN 0873494008.
  5. ^ a b Bruce N. Canfield "Give Us More Shotguns!" American Rifleman May 2004 pp.58-63
  6. ^ a b c d e Bruce N. Canfield "Remington's Model 10: The Other Trench Gun" American Rifleman November 2009 pp.74-107

External links[edit]

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