Remington Model 10

The Remington Model 10 is a pump-action shotgun designed 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]

Remington Model 10
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
No. built275,600[1] (+38,000 Model 29)[2]
  • Model 10 Trench
  • Model 10 Target
  • Model 29 (1930 to 1933)[2]
Mass7.75 lb (3.52 kg)[3]
Length48 in (120 cm)[3]
Barrel length30 in (76 cm)[3]

Feed system6-round tubular magazine[3]

Military use

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]


  1. "Model 10 Pump Shotgun". Remington Arms. Archived from the original on 21 November 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  2. "Model 29 Pump Shotgun". Remington Arms. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  3. Wood, J.B. (2002). The Gun digest book of firearms assembly/disassembly (2nd ed.). Iola, WI: Krause Pub. ISBN 0873494008.
  4. Bruce N. Canfield "Give Us More Shotguns!" American Rifleman May 2004 pp.58-63
  5. Bruce N. Canfield "Remington's Model 10: The Other Trench Gun" American Rifleman November 2009 pp.74-107

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