Full auto shotgun

    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.

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