From the WHQ Forum …
“Both the SOW (Special Operations Weapon) and its magazine-fed Remington 870 predecessor (bottom) were
products of mechanical wizard Carroll Childers, an engineer at the Naval Special Weapons Center. The 870 mod
kit provided SEAL shotgunners with a quick-change magazine holding 20 rounds. The SOW was full-auto.”
Very interesting. It must have been a fun gun to shoot!
Thanks much to Sven for emailing me the info.
UPDATE: Daniel found the patent for the SOW. Worth reading if you are interesting how it worked.