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Old 09-01-2009, 08:08 PM
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recently aquired a remington model 10 bottom eject shot gun, as i am not to farmilar with this model i decided to search around for information, i failed ot find much information on the gun and was hoping somone on thes forums could help!
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:56 AM
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In 1907 John D. Pedersen designed Remington's first pump shotgun,designated the Model 1910, or Model 10. C.C. Loomis and R. Barger made design contributions through the guns production. Production continued until 1929 when the Model 29 replaced it and production was extensive, about 275,600 according to Remington.

Made only in 12ga, 2 3/4" chambers it came with barrels from 26" to 32" and a choice of the standard chokes. The more common 10A came with plain, uncheckered wood and no engraving. The 10B had checkering and the 10S was a Trap Special model with straight stock. They were also available in C, D, E and F versions, each with increasingly better grades of wood and engraving. During WWI a military version (10R) with 20" barrel, handguard and bayonet lug were made for the US Government.

The Model 10 is a fairly reliable gun if some of the smaller but essential parts are not badly worn. It is a great gun for lefties because of the bottom ejection. Used with light loads (not built to withstand todays short magnum loads) it should make for an excellent upland gun. It should be checked by a gunsmith if there is any doubt to its serviceability and I would not shoot steel loads in it. It is a takedown model and on the underside their are alignment marks on the mag tube and receiver. If these are aligned, there should be no play in the two sections.

One cataloge price list I have shows the Model 10A for $29.50 and the 10F $189.50, circa 1920. Today the standard guns would be worth a couple hundred dollars in real good condition. The higher grades would bring more, depending on which grade it is. The unaltered, authentic military or trench guns are probably the most sought after and the most valuable.

Hope this helps. If you Google Remington Model 10 shotgun you will find quite a bit of info, most of which has been said above. (Remington made a Mohawk and Nylon Model 10, both .22 rifles, which are sometimes confused with 'Remington Model 10'.)

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Old 09-02-2009, 02:26 PM
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I was mainly looking for information on why it was taken out of production in favor of side eject models, seems like a gun ahead of its time in so many ways, i can imagine that the caming surfaces might become problematic over time, but given my guns age/condition it seems to have great longevity. Made me wonder if there was a serious reason for it to be taken out of production, it has been checked by a qualified gunsmith (me) and i could find nothing wrong with it, functions flawlessly and points beautifully, guess ill move on to re finishing it as i have yet to find anything indicating there are any serious problems with the model 10s.


Edit: my main concern stems from this gun being on the list of guns that the school i learned gunsmithing from will not work on, they could not give a reason for this other than that you can apparently kill the gun if you try to take it apart improperly, a legitimate concern when you have students repairing guns, but not something that renders it unsafe, i was looking for information that might indicate a reason beyond that that.

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The problem is that the gun when well worn tends to develop timing issues that will drive you up the wall, plus the fact that parts are a tremendous problem with guns that old. Goatwhiskers the Elder
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Bottom eject appeals to some. I can see it for lefties, but I really do not like having to load through the magazine. I had three BPSs and that was the main objection. Give me an 870 where after you shoot her dry you can just drop another in the port and shut and shoot.
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