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Remington Model 10 Trench Gun

quietman123quietman123 Member Posts: 92 ✭✭
edited January 2012 in Ask the Experts
Hello, my good friend has a Remington Model 10 Trench shotgun complete minus the butt stock and perhaps a different barrel. Action appears to work properly. The receiver has an ordinance mark (bomb) and US stamped on left side. the barrel is 25" long with no bayonet lug. Serial #U148184. Barrel is marked MOD and reads Remington Arms Company successor to Remington Arms UMC with 1903 and 1905 patent dates. Serial # has been restamped on the metal behind the trigger mechanism. Right side of the barrel has R.E.P. and and anchor stamped near receiver. Does anyone whish to opine as to what he has? Thanks...Dan

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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    From your description it has a lot of problems as far as authenticity and value are concerned.

    The serial number is outside that given in the Blue Book for the 5,000 Model 10's used by the U.S. Army during the First World War.

    The barrel length is wrong. No wooden handguard. Receiver doesn't have correct markings. No bayonet adaptor on barrel, etc.

    At best it could be only categorized and valued as a "shooter" Model 10, IMHO.
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    quietman123quietman123 Member Posts: 92 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Would the receiver be a fake since it has US and bomb ordinance?
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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by quietman123
    Would the receiver be a fake since it has US and bomb ordinance?



    If the serial number was "restamped", as per your description. I would be leery of all the markings.
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    quietman123quietman123 Member Posts: 92 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks for the responses. Clearly, not what it appears to be. Dan
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    45er45er Member Posts: 245 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Howdy quietman,

    "... leary of all markings", rings a bell, for with the soaring vaule of especially the trench Win. 97's, fake ord.-bomb markings have been heard of.

    Would this apply to a Rem-10 trench? Anybodys guess until verified one way or the other would be my caution also.

    45er
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    charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 6,579 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    From the blue book trench/riot section. Rem mod 10; T had 22" tube (rare) and R had a 20". Wood hand guard on top of bbl, a bbl mounted bayonet adapter, left side receiver marked U.S. with the flaming bomb. SN range 160,000 - 165,000
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    gary wraygary wray Member Posts: 4,663
    edited November -1
    All trench shotguns have a barrel shield and adaptor for a bayonet be they Rem/Stevens/Win and since this does not, not original. Reads like a "garage special" to me. Without photos, really can't tell you anything other than....it is not a trench shotgun. Might have been a Model 10 Riot at one time? Who knows. But we know what it is not.
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