Buy Collectible Remington model 10 Riot gun
Collectible Remington model 10 Riot gun was produced between 1908 and 1929. The serial number on this weapon indicates a manufacture date around 1919, at the start of WWI. The Model 10 Riot, much like the Model 10 Trench gun, was produced for the military, in this case for guarding prisoners during the war. This weapon is distinguished and identified by the 20 inch barrel and the “O” – “Riot Grade” in the diamond on the right side of the barrel, right after the “mod” choke designation. This is a take down model.
After its use in the war, this gun was used by the New York State Police. The gun has folk-art carving on the stock that was done by New York start prisoners sometime around 1936.
The consignor obtained this weapon from an estate in upstate New York. Gun is fully functional (has not been test fired) and numbers match. Aside from the normal wear of a gun this age, it seems outstanding.
As with any older firearm, the weapon upon purchase should be checked by a qualified gunsmith.
LABEL OF Collectible Remington model 10 Riot gun
This shotgun was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defense of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid the defense of Britain. This pump-action Remington Model 10 shotgun has been shortened (subsequent to its manufacture) to ‘riot gun’ length and would have made a potent short-range weapon. Officially, the weapons sent by the Committee were supposed to be returned after the war. This did not happen in all cases however and, after the Home Guard was stood-down in 1944, the Imperial War Museum was given a small collection of weapons from this source. Collectible Remington model 10 Riot gun
Physical description Of Collectible Remington model 10 Riot gun
This gun’s barrel has been professionally shortened to the usual length for riot guns (20inches), the original ‘FULL’ choke marking matted out and a ‘CYL’ marking superimposed. In fact Remington factory-made Model 10 riot guns had 21.5inch barrels.
HISTORY NOTE About Collectible Remington model 10 Riot gun
This gun was designed by John Pedersen and made from 1908 to 1929. Riot configuration Model 10R guns were purchased by US Ordnance, in part for National Guard use, but this is not one of them. One of a group of firearms lent by American citizens to the Home Guard via the American Committee on the Defence of British Homes, 1940-1943. The majority of borrowed arms appear to have been collected at COD Weedon and then returned via the British Consulate General in New York in October 1947.
When the United States committed to World War in 1917, the Remington concern was charged with delivering a militarized version of their Model 10 (Model 10-A) (other firearms manufactures were also brought into the mix). This produced a line of weapons recognized generically as “Trench Shotguns”. More or less faithful to their sporting core, Model 10 Trench Shotguns were given shortened 23-inch barrels for compactness, a wooden heat shield fitted over the barrel to protect the forward hand, sling swivels for a shoulder strap and bayonet mountings under the muzzle to support the US military’s standard M1917 bayonet. These versions were used in a frontline fashion alongside the competing Winchester Model 1897 shotguns, the Winchester proving the principle US Army shotgun of the war. To shore up requirements for guard duty, the Model 10 was also procured in a 20-inch barrel form (recognized as the “Riot Gun”). Like the Model 1897, the Remington Model 10 was also purchased in 26- and 30-inch barrel forms for training aircraft gunners in the fine art of shooting moving targets at range. Some 3,500 to 5,000 Remington Model 10s were produced for the US Army during World War 1.
Collectible Remington model 10 Riot gun
Shotguns certainly held value in close-quarters combat – whether they be used in house-to-house fighting or trench-clearing sorties. While the machine gun and service rifle dominated the long-ranged aspects of the war, it would be weapons such as shotguns, pistols, grenades and knives/bayonets that would be called to flush out or neutralized remaining enemy forces in defensive positions. The repeat-fire nature and inherent firepower of a shotgun proved priceless in the confines of trench warfare and the Model 10 did not disappoint in that respect (nor did any of the other competing shotgun marks for the US military during the conflict). Its lethality is what prompted German protests against the weapon in the latter stages of the war – of course the German Empire itself guilty of utilizing poison gas against Allied troops in the field.
Collectible Remington model 10 Riot gun
Over 275,500 Remington Model 10s were eventually produced. In its militarized form, the shotgun would last in official operational service into the 1930s, particularly with US Marine Corps elements who recognized a solid weapon when they saw one. The Model 10 line was dropped by Remington in 1929 and today remains something of a rare, prized collector’s item. Model 10s were in limited circulation during the Korean War (1950-1953) and the Vietnam War (1955-1975).
Remington’s other shotgun design used in World War 1 was the Model 11 and this was a unrelated design based on a John Browning license with a notably different external appearance when compared to the Model
Model 10 shotgun was introduced to Remington lines in 1910, originally as a sporting system. Production would ultimately span from 1908 until 1929 before the type was discontinued. All versions were 12-gauge and barrel lengths offered were the long-form 32-inch model and a shortened, compact 20-inch version. The action was manual through working of the slide mounted under the barrel and around the cylindrical magazine. The magazine was of basic tube form and incorporated up to five shells inline. A button along the right side of the receiver was held down with each pump-action to introduce a fresh shell into the chamber and eject any spent ones. . The loading port was located under the receiver ahead of the trigger and doubled as the ejection port. Take-down was relatively easy and produced two components – the barrel/magazine tube with slide and the receiver with shoulder stock and trigger group. Each model featured a fixed, ergonomic solid wood stock attached to the end.
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