Posted July 24, 2017 5:30 pm by Comments

By Ben Philippi

The public entrance to the Remington Arms factory in Ilion, New York. (Photo: Ben Philippi)
I recently toured the Remington Arms factory in Ilion, New York. It opened in 1816, making it America’s oldest gun factory.
Archive room at the Remington Arms factory in Ilion, New York. (Photo: Ben Philippi)
While browsing through archive rooms filled from floor to ceiling with vintage firearms and parts, we discovered a beautiful Remington 12-gauge shotgun with a weathered walnut stock and perforated barrel shroud.
Remington 7188 fully automatic shotgun. (Photo: Ben Philippi)
My guide Mark R. Eddy, informed me that it was a Remington 7188 fully automatic shotgun manufactured in the 1960’s for use by American soldiers in Vietnam. Other than the missing trigger group, it was complete. Serial number was 0004. Little else was known about this handsome firearm.
Remington 7188 fully automatic shotgun. (Photo: Ben Philippi)
I photographed it and upon returning home, did some investigating. Fortunately, there is a fair amount of information about this unique firearm on the internet.
Remington 7188 fully automatic shotgun. (Photo: Ben Philippi)
From the m14forum, a member wrote in 2011:
First developed specifically for use by US Navy SEALs in Vietnam, the first example of the Remington 7188, the Mk 1, appeared in 1967, and was perhaps the most

Source: Guns.com

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