C&Rsenal (Finally) Tackles a Uniquely American WW1 Firearm – The Remington Model 10 Trenchgun

    While the US education system tends to highlight and overemphasize the effect of the United States in World War 1, C&Rsenal has not. For the first 50+ episodes, the channel has been covering the various primarily european weapons from The Great War (though there has been some US history sprinkled in). Finally through the glut of .32 ACP sidearms in the plethora of forms, Othias, Mae, and crew tackle perhaps the most feared weapon of the war – the Trenchgun.

    Designed primarily as a competitor to the Winchester Model 1897 pump-action, the Remington Model 10, later known as the Remington 10 was offered as a solution to many of the Winchester’s perceived problems. Notably, the weapon moved to a 100% internal action with no exposed hammer, bolt, carrier, etc. Where the Winchester had an exposed hammer, ejection port, and loading port, the Remington had the single ejection/loading port on the bottom of the shotgun. This greatly increased the base reliability of the weapon in adverse conditions (though the Winchester models beat the Remington for commercial market success).

    Perhaps my favorite feature of the gun and well ahead of its time is the nearly 100% ambidextrous controls. Using a Garand-style safety before there was a Garand, only the action lock release button was biased to one side versus another.

    For the full details on the gun, including the nitty-gritty and utterly delicious details complete with Othias’ dry humor, check out the video below:

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.