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E1762 – Mossberg Model 590 shotgun

The Mossberg Model 590 shotgun is a militarized version of the popular game shotgun known as the Model 500. The Model 590 features reinforced areas such as in the receiver parts and other mechanical systems. An additional heat shield for the barrel is also provided. The militarized variant also features a larger ammunition capacity. Like most other combat shotguns based on hunting shotguns, the Mossberg Model 590 can be called on to be a reliable and robust weapon under the most adverse environmental conditions and is a choice close-quarters weapon.

Manufacturer: O.S. Mossberg & Sons, Incorporated - USA
Country of Origin: United States
Operation: Pump-Action
Caliber: 12-Gauge
Service Year: 1975


Overall Length: Not Available
Weight (Empty): Not Available
Weight (Loaded): Not Available


Rate of Fire, Cyclic: Not Available
Magazine: 7 - 9-Round Tubular Magazine
Maximum Range: Not Available


Model 500 - Civilian-style game hunting shotgun.
Model 590 - Militarized combat shotgun with reinforced parts.
Model 590DA - Double-Action variant featuring pistol grip

E1761 – M1014, Joint Service Combat Shotgun

The M1014, Joint Service Combat Shotgun was adopted in November, 2001 by the United States Marine Corps to replace three different service shotguns currently in use by the Corps.
Manufacturer: Benelli U.S.A. Corporation.
Caliber: 12 gauge, accepts 23/4" and 3" standard and magnum loads.Length: 39.8" w/stock extended, 34.9" collapsed.
Weight: 8.44 lbs. empty.
Safety: Ambidextrous manual cross bolt.
Magazine Capacity: Six 3" shells seven 23/4", plus one chambered round can be unloaded without cycling through the action.
Trigger Pull: 5.5 to 7.28 lbs.
Buttstock: Modular telescopic with removable pistol grip.
Sights: Adjustable aperture rear and fixed post front, radius 23.7"
Maximum Effective Range: 40 yards with 00 buckshot and in excess of 100 yards with the rifled slug.


The Winchester Model 1200 is a manually operated, repeating shotgun with a slide action. It has a five round capacity, one in the chamber and four in its tubular magazine. There is a slide safety forward of the trigger housing. The basic weight of the gun is 6.5 pounds but the addition of the sling and bayonet with its attachment band brings the weight to 8.5 pounds.

Bore 12 gauge (0.729 inch)
Barrel smooth bored
Action Manual slide (pump gun)
Firing mechanism Hammerless
Magazine Tubular, 4 round capacity
Cooling Air
Length of barrel 20 in.
Length of stock & receiver 20 in.
Length of assembled gun 40 in.
Weight of assembled gun 6.5 pounds
Weight with all attachments 8.5 pounds
Weight of M1917 bayonet 1 lb. 2 oz.

E1760 – Remington Model 870 Shotgun

The Remington Model 870 Shotgun is a manually operated, tubular magazine-fed, pump-action shoulder weapon suitable for close quarters combat, MOUT breaching, guard duty, and many other operational roles.

Type: pump-action combat shotgun

Calibre: 12 gauge 70mm.

Weight: 3.6kg

Dimensions: length 1060mm; barrel length 533mm

Ammunition Types: Buckshot, birdshot, solid slug, flechette, CS gas canister, plastic baton and many others

Effective Range: 50m (shot), 400m (flechette, in open country)

Rate Of Fire: Single shot manual pump action

Magazine Capacity: 7 round tubular