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Remington 7188 – Fully automatic 12-gauge shotgun

Remington 7188 – Fully automatic 12-gauge shotgun

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)

A follow-up post on the same site by Bulletman, who seems to have worked on the development of the Remington 1788, added the following information:

The Remington 7188 was developed at Frankford Arsenal in the 60’s under a project called “Unconventional Warfare Devices and Techniques” that provided special weapons, ammo, demo devices, etc. for the Special Forces and the Seals. At the time, I was the team leader on the project, which visited the users, got their ideas, made samples and let them evaluate them in the field. The first fully auto shotgun was made by C. O. Greenwood, (Shotgun Charlie) a member of the team out of a Remington 1100. He just modified the sear and extended the magazine to hold 8 rounds. Studies we ran showed #4 buck to be the best load, although we also developed flechette rounds. It had quite a kick, if you weren’t used to it, but I recall that Moose Boitnott of ST-2 could spray it like a hose. A number were made by Remington on contract and given to the Seals and SF units, but it never was type classified.http://www.guns.com/2017/07/24/remington-7188-the-fully-automatic-12-gauge-shotgun/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5976774204d30148334b7231&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

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