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NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE

SW370-BC-OPI-010
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
FOR

Shotgun, Remington 12-Gauge 870
(NSN 1005-00-999-4213)

June 1996
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT D: Distribution authorized to DoD and DoD contractors only; due to Specific Authority,
(Public Law 90-629-ARMS EXPORT CONTROL ACT AND DoD 5230.25 WITHHOLDING OF); 30 June 1996. Other
requests for this document shall be referred to: Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center (Code 4081), 300
Highway 361, Crane, IN 47522-5001.
DESTRUCTION NOTICE: Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of this
document.

WARNINGS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• Always clear the shotgun before starting any procedure described in this
manual. Do not squeeze the trigger until the weapon is clear.
• Read this manual completely before handling, loading, or operating the shotgun.
• Always assume every weapon is loaded until proven otherwise.
• Always point the shotgun in a safe direction. Do not point the shotgun at
anything or anyone you do not want to shoot.
• Do not place your finger on the trigger unless you are ready to fire the weapon
and you are certain of your target and the area behind the target.
• Ensure the chamber and bore are free of obstructions before attempting to load
or fire the shotgun.
• Use only ammunition authorized in Chapter 4.
• Always wear eye and ear protection, when possible, when firing the shotgun.

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• Wear eye protection and protective clothing while disassembling, assembling, or
cleaning the shotgun.
• Before reassembling the shotgun after cleaning, look through the barrel from the
breech end to ensure the barrel is free of obstructions and excessive lubricants.
• Do not pull the trigger or allow the hammer to fall while installing the trigger
assembly into the receiver. Personal injury or damage to equipment may result.
• Follow the instructions contained within the manual exactly when operating the
shotgun.
• Perform detail disassembly only to the level of maintenance required/authorized
to identify and correct deficiencies. Always clear the weapon before starting any
procedure described in the manual. Do not squeeze the trigger until weapon is
clear.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION .........................................................................1-1
SECTION I - GENERAL INFORMATION....................................................1-1
1-1
Scope .....................................................................................1-1
SECTION II - WEAPON DESCRIPTION ....................................................1-1
1-2
Nomenclature..........................................................................1-1
1-3
Major Assembly Groups ...........................................................1-3
1-4
Technical Specifications...........................................................1-5
SECTION III - TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION ........................1-6
1-5
Principles of Operation .............................................................1-6
1-6
Trigger Group Operation ..........................................................1-7
CHAPTER 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS .....................................................2-1
SECTION I - SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIAL ............................2-1
2-1
Initial Inspection ......................................................................2-1
SECTION II - GENERAL DESCRIPTION ...................................................2-2
2-2
Description..............................................................................2-2
2-3
Operation and Characteristics ..................................................2-2
2-4
Cycle of Operation ...................................................................2-5

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..... 2-16 2-14 Heavy Rain and Water Operations .............................LEVEL OF REPAIR...................... Wet Climates ........................OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS ............... Dry Climates......2-15 2-11 Extreme Cold ........................................2-14 2-10 Firing the Shotgun ................................................................... 2-17 2-16 Remedial Action ............................. 2-7 SECTION III ...........................2-10 2-8 Load Chamber from Magazine ...................................................................................................... 2-14 SECTION IV ..2-13 2-9 Readying the Shotgun for Firing .....TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT.........................................................................MALFUNCTIONS AND STOPPAGES .............OPERATION UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS .....................OPERATOR MAINTENANCE .......................................................2-5 Safety Features ......................2-15 2-12 Hot............................... 3-1 SECTION II ......... 3-1 3-1 Operator Tools and Equipment Required ................................................................... 2-18 CHAPTER 3 .... 3-3 iv .................................................................. 2-15 2-13 Hot..................................... 2-8 2-7 Loading and Unloading the Shotgun ......................... 3-1 SECTION III ........ 3-1 SECTION I ............................... 2-8 2-6 Clearing Procedures.2-17 2-15 Immediate Action .................................................................................2-16 SECTION V ......................................SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES ....................................................

............. 3-22 SECTION IV .......................................................................TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES....EXPENDABLE AND DURABL E ITEMS LIST .............................................................................................4-1 4-1 General.................................... B-1 APPENDIX C ......... 3-16 3-6 Inspection ..... 3-29 3-10 Adjustment of Iron Sights .ADDITIONAL AUTHORIZATION LIST (AAL) .................................................... 3-26 3-9 Operator Troubleshooting Procedures ....................................AMMUNITION ...... 3-29 CHAPTER 4 .................. E-1 ALPHABETICAL INDEX........................................................................................................................................................ 3-19 3-8 Safety/Function Check .....................................................C-1 APPENDIX D ............................................................................................... 3-18 3-7 Lubrication .....REFERENCES.....................................MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES ..............3-3 3-3 Field Stripping the Shotgun ........ 3-10 3-5 Cleaning ............................ A-1 APPENDIX B .........................................................................................................................................................D-1 APPENDIX E ....................................................................3-2 General...................................4-1 APPENDIX A ....................................... Index-1 v ........................................................................COMPONENTS OF END ITEM AND BASIC ISSUE ITEMS LIST .......................... 3-26 SECTION V ...........................................3-4 3-4 Assemble the Shotgun ...ACCESSORIES ..

.............................. 1-2 Major Assembly Groups .................................................. 2-4 Remove Barrel .......................................................... 4-2 ........................ 3-5 Remove Trigger Assembly ........................................LIST OF FIGURES PAGE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 vi Right Side View......... 3-7 Remove Fore-End and Bolt .............................................................................................................................................................. 1-4 Operator Controls and Indicators ..............3-21 12 Gauge Shotgun Cartridge............................................................ 3-9 Install Trigger Plate Assembly.................. 3-11 Install Breech Bolt and Fore-End Assemblies ..................................3-15 Lubrication Guide .......................................................................................................................................................................................3-13 Install Barrel Assembly ..................................................................................................................................

PN 4870). Nomenclature (See Figure 1) 1-1 . WEAPON DESCRIPTION 1-2. Remington 12-Gauge Shotgun (NSN 1005-00-999-4213. Model Number and Equipment Name: Model 870. Purpose of Equipment: To provide repeating weapon fire for offensive and defensive purposes.CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION 1-1. SCOPE Type of Manual: Operator's Manual (Maintenance Manual also available). Section II.

Right Side View 1-2 .Figure 1 .

1-3. Barrel Assembly. Fore-End Assembly. The bolt assembly feeds and locks the round in the chamber. e. Trigger Plate Assembly. The fired round is removed from the chamber by the extractor. The stock assembly is an extension of the receiver assembly and provides a support to shoulder fire the weapon. The trigger plate assembly houses the components required to provide locking. b. Bolt Assembly. The front sight serves as an aiming device. MAJOR ASSEMBLY GROUPS (See Figure 2) a. Stock Assembly. and safety functions of the weapon. The fore-end assembly is used to open and close the bolt assembly. The firing pin detonates the primer to fire the weapon. initial feeding. 1-3 . c. d. loading. The barrel assembly houses cartridges for firing. permitting loading and firing of the weapon and ejection of the spent cartridge. firing.

The receiver assembly houses the cartridge ejector and serves as support for all major groups and assemblies of the weapon. Receiver Assembly. Figure 2 .f.Major Assembly Gropus 1-4 .

Remington 12-Gauge Shotgun (PN 4870).1-4. • Gauge of Bore 12 gauge • Choke Cylinder • Type of Action Pump • Type of Firing Mechanism Internal Hammer • Length .Barrel 40. • Weight (approx) 8 lbs (3. 21 in. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Model 870.Shotgun . • Type of Magazine Tubular • Magazine Capacity 4 • Total Capacity (shell in chamber) 5 rounds 1-5 .75 in.6 Kg) • Trigger Pull 3.5 to 8 lbs.

the shotgun is ready to fire. sliding the fore-end to the rear to open the action. standard velocity. 1-5. The fore-end is mounted on double action bars and fully controlled by the operator. TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION. PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION The operation of the shotgun is completed by pulling the trigger. and 2 3/4 in. 2 3/4 in. high velocity. 1-6 . With the magazine fully loaded and one shell in the barrel chamber locked up. magnum shot shells • Navy Ammunition Logistic Code (NALC) Lockbuster A024 9 Shot A005 4 Buckshot A020 • Safety Cross bolt type Section III.• Shell 12 gauge • Ammunition 12 gauge. and sliding the fore-end forward again to close the action.

rotates. the hammer is driven by the mainspring. TRIGGER GROUP OPERATION Pulling the trigger rearward moves the disconnector forward to disengage the sear from the hammer.1-6. and strikes the firing pin. 1-7 .

SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIAL 2-1. the shotgun is to be inspected to ensure it was received in proper working order. INITIAL INSPECTION Upon initial receipt. STEP ACTION 1 Remove shotgun from container 2 Inspect for damage incurred during shipment 3 Check equipment against packing list 4 Check for missing items 5 Remove packing material 2-1 .CHAPTER 2 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Section I.

2-3. 3-7 8 Assemble Para 3-4 9 Safety/Function check Para 3-8 Section II. and rusted or corroded parts Para 3-3 7 Clean. and lubricate Para 3-5. 12-Gauge Shotgun is a manually operated. shoulder fired weapon. DESCRIPTION The Remington Model 870. dry. ACTION BAR LOCK. GENERAL DESCRIPTION 2-2. damaged. a.6 Field-strip and inspect for missing. This lever allows the action to be unlocked without engaging the trigger. repeating. OPERATION AND CHARACTERISTICS (See Figure 3) This paragraph describes the various controls and indicators on the shotgun. magazine fed. 2-2 .

the safety prevents the firing of the weapon. TRIGGER.b. 2-3 . c. When in the locked "ON" position. The trigger controls the firing of the weapon. SAFETY.

Operator Controls and Indicators 2-4 .Figure 3 .

b. Unlocking . a lug on the top of the bolt slide engages a camming surface on the bottom of the bolt lock.As the fore-end is moved rearward. Firing .2-4. unlocking the bolt lock from the barrel extension. and strikes the firing pin. rotates. The hammer is driven by the mainspring. 2-5 .The fired cartridge is extracted from the chamber and ejected from the shotgun by pulling the fore-end fully rearward. The bolt then moves rearward until the bolt slide stops at the back of the receiver. c. Extraction . When the front of the bolt lock pivots down.The cycle begins by pulling the trigger rearward which moves the disconnector forward to disengage the sear from the hammer. a. hammer cocked and safety disengaged. CYCLE OF OPERATION Begins with weapon loaded. the back of the bolt lock retracts the firing pin and keeps it from moving forward until the bolt is back in the locked position.

if the trigger is released after firing. which is captured between the extractors and the bolt face. it cams the elevator to its lowered position. the disconnector will reengage the sear.As the bolt slide nears the end of its rearward movement. Cocking . Next. strikes the ejector and is pivoted out through the ejection port. Feeding .Near the end of the rearward stroke. the sear is able to reengage the sear notch in the hammer after the bolt slide has been moved fully to the rear. e.As the bolt moves to the rear. Ejection .d. the cartridge stop is cammed out of the way by the left hand action bar allowing the shell to be pushed onto the elevator by the magazine follower. the action bar lock is released by the bolt slide and moves up behind the back end of the bolt slide to block any rearward movement. When the disconnector is depressed. When the bolt is returned to the fully locked position. disengaging it from the sear. f. it cams back the hammer assembly and depresses the disconnector. This prevents accidental firing when closing the action. the shotshell. 2-6 . Simultaneously the disconnector moves up and. The bolt slide also cams the cartridge interrupter into position to block the second shell from being released.

The safety button is manually moveable between the safe detent position and the fire detent position and will remain in the position set until reset manually. a red ring is visible around the safety button. as the fore-end is moved forward. locking into the barrel extension. h. bringing the shell into alignment with the chamber. The user must ensure the safety button is manually set in the "ON" or "SAFE" position. SAFETY FEATURES A manual safety device has been provided which prevents firing of the shotgun when at the "ON" safe position. 2-5.g. 2-7 . When the safety is "OFF". As the shell is pushed forward by the bolt into the chamber. When the bolt is moved forward.On the return cycle. The new round is now ready to be fired. the lug on top of the bolt slide contacts the camming surface on the bottom of the bolt lock. it cams the elevator up. the top front end of the bolt lock is cammed up.When the bolt slide moves forward. Chambering . The feeding/chambering cycle is now complete. it is captured by the extractors. When the bolt nears the limit of its forward travel. Locking . the right hand action bar cams the cartridge interrupter down. indicating the weapon is fireable. releasing the next shell to rest against the cartridge stop.

The Remington shotgun is not considered clear unless: 1. 2. The safety button is in the "ON" position. The magazine tube is free of brass or ammunition. WARNING ALWAYS ASSUME EVERY WEAPON IS LOADED UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE. CLEARING PROCEDURES a. OPERATION UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS 2-6. 4. 3.Section III. rearward position. The chamber is free of brass or ammunition. The action is in the open. 2-8 .

If a cartridge is present on carrier. Turn the shotgun over so the trigger guard is positioned upward and the weapon remains pointed in a safe direction. 7. Move the safety button to the "ON" position. 2-9 . Visually inspect chamber for cartridge.b. 3. Catch the ejected cartridge in your hand. Ensure fingers are outside the trigger guard and the shotgun is pointed in a safe direction. 2. 5. 6. rotate the shotgun to the right to allow the released cartridge to drop out through the ejection port. 4. Push in the action bar lock and slide fore-end back to eject the cartridge from the chamber. To clear the shotgun: 1.

LOADING AND UNLOADING THE SHOTGUN a. Push safety to "ON" position. rearward position and the safety button in the "ON" position. 10. Leave the action in the open. 2-10 .8. Visually inspect the chamber and magazine tube again to ensure no cartridges remain in the shotgun. THIS PROCEDURE WILL CAUSE THE WEAPON TO DOUBLE FEED. Depress the action bar lock and pull the fore-end completely rearward. Insert thumb into the opening in the bottom of the receiver and depress cartridge stop to release shells one at a time. CAUTION IF THE MAGAZINE TUBE CONTAINS AMMUNITION. Repeat until all cartridges are removed from the magazine tube. 9. 2-7. Single Load 1.

Turn shotgun over and push shell past carrier into magazine. Ensure rim of cartridge snaps past shell latch. Pull the fore-end fully to the rear. If action is open. Depress Action Bar Lock. Push fore-end forward to load shell into the chamber. Repeat step 3 until magazine is full. 3. 2-11 . Push safety to "ON" position. b. 4. 4.2. Magazine Load 1. 2. Place shell into open ejection port. 3. 5. 5. push fore-end completely forward to close action.

c. Remove Cartridge from Magazine. Removing Cartridge from the Chamber. (c) Catch the ejected cartridge from chamber. Unloading Shotgun 1. 2-12 . (e) If a cartridge is present on carrier. (d) Visually inspect chamber for cartridge. 2. (a) Push safety to "ON" position. rotate shotgun to the right and catch the cartridge as it falls from the ejection port. (a) Push safety to "ON" position. (b) Push in action bar lock and slide fore-end to the rear to eject cartridge from chamber. (b) Turn shotgun over.

LOAD CHAMBER FROM MAGAZINE a. 2-8. press in on action bar lock. d. Combat Loading. If gun is cocked.3. Push the fore-end forcefully forward to close the action and feed shell into the chamber. e. Single load will operate well assuming the magazine contains no ammunition. 1. Pull the fore-end fully to the rear. 2-13 . Push safety to "ON" position. b. otherwise two rounds will be in the receiver. This could be used if combat loading is authorized by your Command. Remove cartridges from magazine tube by pressing both right and left shell latches until the magazine tube is clear. c.

ENSURE ALL PARTS OF THE BODY ARE KEPT AWAY FROM THE MUZZLE OF THE WEAPON AT ALL TIMES. WARNING 1. Push safety into "OFF" position. 2. b. READYING THE SHOTGUN FOR FIRING a. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEHIND IT. Point shotgun down range in a safe direction. 2-10. a red ring will be visible around the safety button. push the fore-end forcefully forward to close action and feed shell into chamber. FIRING THE SHOTGUN a. Aim and fire shotgun by pulling the trigger.2-9. When the safety is "OFF". Pull the fore-end fully to the rear. b. ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION WHEN POSSIBLE WHEN FIRING THE SHOTGUN. 3. 2-14 .

c. 2-15 . b. Section IV. If shotguns are exposed to conditions that cause condensation. b. OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS 2-11. condensation may form. a. WET CLIMATES a. HOT. EXTREME COLD NOTE If the shotguns are exposed to temperature changes quickly from warm to cold. causing rusted parts. 2-12. repeat steps a and b. wipe condensation from exposed metal surface. Lightly oil metal parts. Inspect shotgun frequently for rust. To continue firing. Lubricate the shotgun.

wipe shotgun free of oil to prevent sand and dust from collecting on the surface and on moving parts. e. DRY CLIMATES a. HEAVY RAIN AND WATER OPERATIONS a. b. 2-14. Drain water out of shotgun. Clean shotgun daily or as required. Clean and lubricate weapon.2-13. Field strip. c. Unload shotgun. and dry shotgun as soon as possible. Return to armorer. HOT. In sandy or dusty areas. 2-16 . wipe. d. b.

push the fore-end forward and attempt to fire again. Pull the fore-end rearward.Section V. a. c. IMMEDIATE ACTION Immediate action is the action performed immediately by the firer any time there is an unscheduled or unanticipated interruption of the shotgun operation. Immediate action should be practiced to the point that it occurs as a reflex action. Check the ejection port. b. If the weapon still fails to fire. If a cartridge case is ejected. 2-17 . MALFUNCTIONS AND STOPPAGES 2-15. perform Remedial Action. d.

Check the chamber for and remove any type of obstruction caused by an empty or ruptured case. 2-18 . c.2-16. Chamber a new cartridge. live rounds or foreign matter. Attempt to fire the weapon. To perform remedial action: a. b. d. Reload magazine tube. Clear the shotgun. REMEDIAL ACTION Remedial action is the action performed to remedy a problem and place the shotgun back into operation after immediate action has been performed and proves ineffective. e.

LEVEL OF REPAIR This operator manual addresses the functions which the operator os authorized to perform. Section II.000 rounds.CHAPTER 3 OPERATOR MAINTENANCE Section I. 3-1 . you will require the following materials to clean the Remington 12-Gauge Shotgun. The round count for turn in to NSWC Crane for the Remington 12-Gauge Shotgun is 15. Any additional tasks require the weapon to be returned to the armorer for repair. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 3-1. OPERATOR TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIRED As a minimum.

1/2 LB. 3.MATERIALS: 1. SYM PL. utility 10. wiping 6. 3-2 . small arms cleaning. [2376] Water. general purpose. Armorer Stone Set 9. No NSN W/C provide TOOLS: 1. [Punch. VV-L-800. MIL-L-63460 8.S 5. [1338] Swab. general purpose. [0614] Hammer. copper 2. fresh. Soft head. [2057] Cleaner. MIL-D-16791 3. raw. cleaning. [1102] Rags. mini-max NOTE Numbers in brackets can be referenced to Standard PMS Materials Identification Guide (SPMIG) for stock number identification. TT-L-215 4. drive pin 1/16" 1. [0366] Detergent. [2274] Pail. MISCELLANEOUS: [2000] MRC(s) (M-1) [3109] Rod. [0766] Linseed oil. 4. [0172] Brush. simple green NSN:24 oz 7930-01-342-5315 1 gal 7930-01-306-8369 5 gal 7930-01-342-5316 Cleaning machine. 7. lubricant and preservative. [0831] Lubricating oil. 2. hand. paint 2. small arms Cleaning compound.

GENERAL This section lists those required checks and services to be performed by personnel who operate the Remington 12-gauge shotgun. DO NOT KEEP LIVE AMMUNITION NEAR MAINTENANCE/WORK AREAS.Section III. refer to the Troubleshooting Tables in Chapter 3. and to ensure proper function after maintenance. 3-3 . ALWAYS ASSUME EVERY WEAPON IS LOADED UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE. WARNING BEFORE STARTING AN INSPECTION PROCEDURE CLEAR THE WEAPON! INSPECT THE CHAMBER TO ENSURE IT IS EMPTY. This section includes services required to prepare the shotgun for operation. Before performing any scheduled maintenance. Section IV. to check the shotgun during operation. SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES 3-2. ensure the shotgun log book has been updated with the correct round count and any scheduled maintenance documented. If your equipment fails to operate.

3-4 . (See Figure 4) 1. Remove the barrel assembly from the receiver. 3-3. Remove Barrel. 3. 2. Clear the shotgun. FIELD STRIPPING THE SHOTGUN a. Remove magazine tube cap from magazine tube and pull the foreend halfway to the rear.NOTE Before starting any scheduled maintenance ensure the shotgun log book has been updated with the correct round count and any scheduled maintenance documented.

Remove Barrel 3-5 .Figure 4 .

3-6 . then slide it to the rear to remove from receiver. 5. 3. Remove rear trigger pin and front trigger pin from receiver. Remove Trigger Assembly. Lift rear of trigger plate assembly. Position shotgun with trigger guard upward. Push safety to "ON" position. (See Figure 5) 1. 4. Slide fore-end assembly to the rear. 2.b.

Remove Trigger Assembly 3-7 .Figure 5 .

Remove Fore-End Group and Breech Bolt Group. Lift breech bolt from action bars. (See Figure 6) 1. 3-8 .c. 2. Depress the front of the left shell latch and slide the fore-end assembly forward off the magazine tube.

Figure 6 .Remove Fore-End and Bolt 3-9 .

2. 4. Adjust until trigger plate is aligned in opening. Ensure hammer is cocked and safety is in the "ON" position. ASSEMBLE THE SHOTGUN a. (See Figure 7) 1. Trigger Plate Assembly. if necessary. 3-10 . Tilt trigger plate assembly clockwise to clear action bar lock. Insert the trigger plate assembly into the bottom side of the receiver. Push downward on rear of trigger plate until it enters receiver freely. 5. DO NOT FORCE.3-4. 3. Install the front and rear trigger pins into the receiver. Adjust shell latches until the holes for the front and rear trigger plate pins are aligned.

Install Plate Assembly 3-11 .Figure 7 .

b. Move fore-end assembly past right shell latch until contact is made with left shell latch. 5. Install Breech Bolt and Fore-End Assemblies. Move fore-end assembly past left shell latch until contact is made with action bar lock. Move fore-end assembly rearward until contact is made with front end of right shell latch. Slide fore-end and breech bolt assembly over magazine tube. Insert end of action bars into matching receiver grooves. Depress action bar lock and move fore-end half way back. (See Figure 8) 1. 3. 2. Carrier assembly should be in down position. Position breech bolt and slide assembly on ends of action bars. Press front of right shell latch into side of receiver. Extractor should face forward and slide assembly should be engaged by grooves in top rear of the action bars. Press front of left shell latch into side of receiver. 3-12 . 4.

Figure 8 .Install Breech Bolt and Fore-End Assemblies 3-13 .

4. Seat barrel firmly into receiver. Place barrel with barrel guide ring over the magazine tube. Screw magazine cap onto magazine tube and draw tight. 3. This completes assembly of the shotgun. 2.c. (See Figure 9) 1. 3-14 . Install Barrel Assembly.

Figure 9 - Install Barrel Assembly

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CLEANING
a. Normal Cleaning. Normal cleaning is performed after each firing, or
every four (4) months, or after any exposure to extreme environmental
conditions such as salt, fog, sand, mud, water, etc.
b. Clean the Barrel Bore
1. Dip the bore cleaning brush in bore cleaning solution and brush the
chamber and bore from the chamber end of the barrel.
2. Pull the brush through the chamber and bore.
3. Continue brushing until the chamber and bore are well covered with
solution.
c. Clean Barrel Assembly and Bolt Assembly
1. Use the bore cleaning brush with bore cleaning solution and clean
all carbon and powder residue from the extractor and bolt face.

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2. Also carefully clean under the hooks of the extractors.
d. Other Metal Surfaces
1. Using a fiber or nylon brush and solvent cleaning solution, clean the
remaining surfaces on all metal parts.
2. Wipe all metal parts of the shotgun with clean, dry, cotton wiping
rags, pipe cleaners, or cleansing patches.
3. When wiping out the barrel chamber and bore, use a new patch
inserted on the cleaning rod for each pass through the barrel.
4. Continue this process until a patch comes out of the barrel clean
and dry.

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3-6.

INSPECTION

During and after cleaning the operator should inspect the shotgun and its
components for any irregularities that may cause problems during its operation. If
any potential deficiencies are noted, they should be corrected immediately and/or
brought to the attention of the unit armorer.
a. Visually Inspect the Shotgun for:
1. Damaged or missing parts.
2. Improper assembly or function.
3. Absence of free movement, where applicable.
4. Absence of spring tension, where applicable.
5. Uncustomary looseness.
6. Parts exhibiting signs of cracks, burrs, dents or obvious signs of
damage or stress.

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3-7. 8. LUBRICATION a. firing pin well on bolt assembly and any other powder-fouled surfaces with rifle bore cleaner (RBC). Wipe par ts dry and lubricate with CLP. Clean components with cleaner lubricant preservative.7. Presence of corrosion or degradation of surface finish. b. d. Presence of proper lubrication. 9. 3-19 . clean receiver chamber. Immediately after firing the shotgun. c. Presence of stops or tactile clicks in controls. Field strip shotgun. General overall cleanliness. where applicable. (CLP). 10.

clean and lubricate shotgun every 90 days. CAUTION NEARLY VISIBLE FINGERPRINTS ON THE BARREL AND RECEIVER ASSEMBLIES CAN CAUSE RUST UNLESS REMOVED. Wipe the shotgun with a light coat of CLP to prevent rust. unless inspection reveals more frequent servicing is required. h. Remove surplus oil with dry wiping rag.e. Thereafter. 3-20 g. Reassemble shotgun. f. . Wipe wooden components with a slightly oiled wiping rag.

Cleaner.Weapons lubricating oil. Figure 10 . lubricant.CLP . use CLP or LAW as conditions permit. arctic (below -10°F) Between +10 and -10°F (-12 and -23°C).Lubrication Guide 3-21 . and preservative (above -10°F) LAW .

SAFETY/FUNCTION CHECK a. A properly executed safety/function check can also reveal many of the more obvious malfunctions that could occur between the interactive components of the shotgun. b.3-8. The actuating force required to operate the safety is 3 pounds minimum to 6 pounds maximum. 3-22 . and it shall remain in the position set until reset manually. The weapon shall not fire until the trigger is pulled. The safety shall be movable manually between the safe position and the fire position. The trigger shall not move perceptibly. This quick check indicates whether or not the shotgun is properly assembled and with all components. Safety. The operation of the safety shall not change the weight of trigger pull. A safety/function check should be performed anytime the shotgun is reassembled. After the trigger has been released move the safety to the fire position. With the safety in the safety position attempt to fire the weapon by pulling the trigger several times.

It shall not be possible to actuate the firing mechanism until the breech bolt is in the locked position and the trigger has been released and repulled. After the trigger has been pulled.c. The shotgun shall not fire when the fore-end is slammed smartly into battery position with the trigger depressed.5 pounds or greater than 8 pounds. 3-23 . When the breech bolt is in the battery position. Trigger Pull. Trigger pull shall not be less than 3. it shall cause the breech bolt to open for extraction and ejection of the fired shell. the foreend shall not be capable of being moved rearward by manual operation without firing the weapon or depressing the action bar lock. The trigger pull shall be checked before and after checking the safety for proper operation. d. Slide and Breech Bolt Action. The fore-end shall move the bolt through its full range of travel without binding. it shall cause the breech bolt to chamber the next round and lock in the battery position. the fore-end shall be capable of being pulled rearward without operating the action bar lock. When the fore-end is returned to the forward position. When the fore-end is pulled rearward.

f.0576 inch minimum to 0. Barrel and Receiver Assembly.0716 inch maximum or a gage reading of 8 minimum to 22 maximum in all shotguns. When the barrel is assembled to the receiver and magazine cap is tightened there shall be no perceptible movement between the barrel and receiver.e. NOTE Do not force the fore-end forward or close the action forcefully. Headspace. chamber. Measure headspace with adjustable gage #7314899. magazine or work area. Check headspace as described below: after assuring ther e are no live cartridges in barrel. When the bolt is locked in the firing position. the headspace should be from 0. Headspace is defined as the distance from the face of the breech bolt in firing position to the surface in the chamber on which the cartridge case stops. 3-24 .

Gun should fire. Double feeding is not acceptable. h. 3-25 . one cartridge shall feed freely onto the carrier assembly. there shall be no perceptible movement between the stock and receiver. reject the weapon.716 inch or a gage setting of 22. g. NOTE If receiver is unserviceable or proper headspace cannot be obtained by selective assembly of breech bolt or barrel. chamber and face of bolt. Insert gage in chamber and attempt to fire. Attempt to fire gun with gage in chamber. Remove gage and set headspace gage such that the measure reading of 0. When the fore-end is cycled. Assure there are no burrs on the bolt face or a raised edge around the firing pin hole. Gun should not fire.Clean the barrel. Cartridges shall be securely retained by the shell latches. Butt Stock Assembly.0575 inches or a gage setting of 8. When the butt stock is assembled to the receiver and tightened. Magazine Assembly. The magazine shall be capable of holding 4 cartridges without sticking or binding. Set the headspace gage such that the measured headspace is 0.

Shotgun will not fire. Load shotgun. . Move safety to "OFF" position.015 inch. and the front swivel shall swivel freely. 3-26 TEST OR INSPECTION CORRECTIVE ACTION Step 1. Section IV. Check position of safety. Step 2. OPERATOR TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES MALFUNCTION 1.i. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES 3-9. The screws for attaching the buttplate shall be flush to 1/16 inch below the surface of the plate. Sling Swivels. j. Check shotgun for ammunition. The stock of the shotgun shall be equipped with either a recoil pad or a buttplate which shall be fastened securely to the stock and shall match the contour of the stock within . The screws attaching the recoil pad shall bottom securely on the steel plate of the pad. Buttplate or Recoil Pad. There shall be no perceptible movement of the butt stock swivel after assembly.

and breakage. notify next higher level of maintenance. CORRECTIVE ACTION Pump cartridge into chamber. Check to see if bolt assembly will slide forward by pushing fore-end forward. Step 6. Clean firing pin well with a wiping rag dampened with CLP. Step 4. Check for cartridge in chamber. Check firing pin and extractors for burrs. Remove defective cartridge and use new ammunition. Check for defective ammunition. excessive wear. Check for obstruction on firing pin well on bolt assembly. Step 5. If fore-end will not slide forward. 3-27 . Step 7.MALFUNCTION TEST OR INSPECTION Step 3. Notify armorer.

notify next higher level of maintenance. Step 2. Check for obstruction in the chamber. Remove foreign matter. Check for dirt. Shotgun fails to load or feed.MALFUNCTION 2. carbon. . CORRECTIVE ACTION Remove obstruction from chamber. Clean and lubricate shotgun. Step 3. Check for foreign matter in the magazine tube and in the left and right slide arm supports of the action slide. If action slide is defective. Operation is sluggish. burrs. 3. 3-28 TEST OR INSPECTION Step 1. and lack of lubrication. Check the action slide for proper functioning.

Section V. ADJUSTMENT OF IRON SIGHTS Not applicable to the shotgun. 3-29 . MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES 3-10.

NALC A024. 4-1.) Non-military ammunition is not authorized for use in military weapons. Refer to Figure 11 for shotgun cartridge description. The cartridge consists of the lead pellets (00 buckshot).75 INCH AMMUNITION IN THE REMINGTON 12-GAUGE SHOTGUN THAT IS AUTHORIZED BY YOUR COMMAND. 4-1 . (Other types of 12-gauge ammunition are #4 Buckshot. and primer necessary to fire the weapon. propellant powder. #9 Shot. wadding.CHAPTER 4 AMMUNITION WARNING USE ONLY 12-GAUGE 2. NALC A011 cartridge case (which is waterproofed). GENERAL The ammunition for the shotguns is classified as small arms ammunition and is issued in the form of a complete round. NALC A020. NALC A005 and lockbuster.

Figure 11 -12 Gauge Shotgun Cartridge 4-2 .

SCOPE This appendix lists all forms. Shotgun 12 gauge Remington 870 A-1 . FORMS OPNAV 4790 and approved forms and records MANUALS SW -370-AD-MMI-010 Direct Support Maintenance Manual for 12 gauge Remington Model 870 Shotgun SW370-AP-MMO-010 Maintenance Manual.APPENDIX A REFERENCES A-1. Shotgun 12 gauge Remington 870 Maintenance Plan. field manuals and technical manual referenced in this manual.

NAVSEA SW010-AD-GTP-010 A-2 Small Arms and Special Warfare Ammunition .

INTRODUCTION B-1.APPENDIX B COMPONENTS OF END ITEM AND BASIC ISSUE ITEMS LIST Section I. SCOPE This appendix lists components of the end item and basic issue items for the shotgun to help you inventory the items for safe and efficient operation of the equipment. B-2. GENERAL The Components of End Item (COEI) and Basic Issue Items (BII) Lists are divided into the following sections: B-1 .

B-3. EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS a. Basic Issue Items. and is not authority to requisition replacements.a. Items of COEI are removed and separately packaged for transportation or shipment only when necessary. b. This list is your authority to request/requisition them for replacement based on authorization of the end item. B-2 . As part of the end item. Illustrations are furnished to help you find and identify the items. Although shipped separately packaged. Section II. Illustrations are furnished to help you find and identify the items. Components of End Item. This listing is for information purposes only. Section III. operate it. these items must be with the end item whenever it is issued or transferred between property accounts. and to do emergency repairs. Gives you the number of the item illustrated. Column (1) . These items are part of the shotgun.Illustration Number. These essential items are required to place the shotgun in operation. BII must be with the shotgun during operation and when it is transferred between property accounts.

Column (2) . d.Description and Usable On Code. Column (3) . c. Column (5) .b. B-3 . Indicates how the item is issued for the National Stock Number shown in Column (2). e. The last line below the description is the Contractor and Government Entity Code (CAGEC) and the part number. Identifies the Federal item name followed by a minimum description when needed.U/I (Unit of Issue). Identifies the stock number of the item to be used for requisitioning purposes. Section II.National Stock Number. Column (4) . Indicates the quantity required.Qty Rqd. COMPONENTS OF END ITEM Not Applicable.

Section III. BASIC ISSUE ITEMS B-4 .

(2) NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER (3) (4) (5) DESCRIPTION U/M QTY RQR 1 1005-00-630-1446 CLEANING ROD (19204) 6301446 EA 1 2 1005-01-216-4510 SLING. BORE CLEANING EA 1 4 SWAB. SMALL ARMS (19204) 12624561 EA 1 3 BRUSH. CLEANING EA 1 B-5 .(1) ILLUS NO.

GENERAL This list identifies items that do not have to accompany the shotgun and that do not have to be turned in with it.APPENDIX C ADDITIONAL AUTHORIZATION LIST (AAL) Section I. INTRODUCTION C-1. C-2. SCOPE This appendix lists additional items that you are authorized for the support of the shotgun. C-1 .

EXPLANATION OF LISTING National stock numbers. Section II. (1) NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER 8415-00-261-6944 C-2 (2) DESCRIPTION CAGE & PART NUMBER CASE (81349) MIL-C-1690 (3) (4) U/M QTY RECM EA 1 .C-3. ADDITIONAL AUTHORIZATION LIST. and quantities are provided to help you identify and request the additional items you require to support this equipment. description.

Column (2) . This is the National Stock Number assigned to the item which you can use to requisition it. This number is assigned to the entry in the listing. Column (3) .Item Number. D-2.National Stock Number. Column (1) . b. D-1 . SCOPE This appendix lists expendable and durable items that you will need to operate or maintain this shotgun. This column identifies the lowest level of maintenance that requires the item. This listing is for information only and is not authorized to requisition the listed items. INTRODUCTION D-1.Level. c.APPENDIX D EXPENDABLE AND DURABLE ITEMS LIST Section I. EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS a.

This provides the other information you need to identify the item. D-2 .Item Name. and Part Number. gross. such as gallon.d. Contractor and Government Entity Code (CAGE). This code shows the physical measurement or count of the item. e. Column (4) . etc. dozen. Column (5) .Unit of Measure (U/M). Description.

EXPENDABLE/DURABLE SUPPLIES AND REQUIREMENTS LIST. (5) U/M Cleaner. 9150-01-054-6453 1 pt bottle PT Oper. (1) (2) ITEM NO. LEVEL 1 Oper. 9150-01-053-6688 1 gal can GL 2 Cleaning Compound. 6850-00-224-6663 1 gal. can GL D-3 . 9150-01-079-6124 4 oz bottle OZ Oper. Lubricant.Section II. 6850-00-224-6657 8 oz can OZ Oper. Preservative (CLP) (81349) MIL-L-63460 Oper. Rifle Bore (RBC): Solution Type (81349) MIL-C-372 Oper. (3) NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER (4) CAGE PART NO.

Arctic (LAW) (81349) MIL-L-14107 CN 5 6 D-4 (4) CAGE PART NO. 6850-00-281-1985 Dry Cleaning Solvent (SD) (58536) A-A-711 1 gal can GL 4 Oper. Weapons. 9150-00-935-6597 2 oz bottle (81349) MIL-L46000 OZ Oper. Semifluid (LSA) Oper. 9150-00-292-9689 Lubricating Oil. Weapons. Wiping (58536) A-A-2522 50 lb bale LB . 7920-00-205-1711 Rag. 9150-00-889-3522 4 oz bottle (19204) 8436793 OZ Oper. (5) U/M Lubricating Oil.(1) (2) ITEM NO. LEVEL (3) NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER 3 Oper.

(1) (2) ITEM NO. Simple Green (1Z575) Oper. 7930-01-342-5315 24 oz bottle OZ Oper. Swab (19204) 5019316 (5) U/M EA Cleaning Compound. 7930-01-306-8369 1 gal GL Oper 7930-01-342-5316 5 gal GL D-5 . (4) CAGE PART NO. (3) NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER 1005-00-288-3565 Oper. 7 LEVEL Oper.

Item Tactical Light D-6 .APPENDIX E ACCESSORIES The following accessories are items authorized for use in changing the Remington 12-Gauge Shotgun configuration at the operator level. Any other configuration changes are not authorized without prior approval of COMNAVSPECWARCOM.

..2-5 Index-1 .................2-8 Components of End Item (COEI) and Basic Issue Items (BII) .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ALPHABETICAL INDEX SUBJECT PAGE A Accessories......................................................................... E-1 Additional Authorization List..................................4-1 Assemble the Shotgun . B-1 Cycle of Operation ............ 3-29 Ammunition .............................................................................. 3-10 C Cleaning..................................................................... 3-16 Clearing Procedures ...............................................C-1 Adjustment of Iron Sights......................................................................................................................................................................

................................................. 1-1 Index-2 ................................................................................... 2-2 E Expendable and Durable Items List..........................D Description .................................... 2-15 F Firing the Shotgun ..................................................................................................... D-1 Extreme Cold ............................................. 4-1 General Description .......................................................................................................................................................2-14 G General ........................................................................... 2-2 General Information .......................................................................................

....................................... 3-18 Introduction ..........................1-1 L Level of Repair ....................................................... 2-13 Loading and Unloading the Shotgun............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3-19 M Index-3 ..................... Wet Climates ........................................3-1 Load Chamber from Magazine .................................................................... 2-17 Initial Inspection.......................................................................................... Dry Climates.............................................................................. 2-10 Lubrication ..........................................2-1 Inspection.........................................................................................................H Heavy Rain and Water Operations .......... 2-16 Hot................... 2-16 Hot........................................................ 2-15 I Immediate Action .........................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................... 2-2 Operation Under Normal Conditions................................................................................. 3-1 Operator Tools and Equipment Required.............................................................2-15 Operator Maintenance .................................................................................................2-17 N Nomenclature .....3-29 Major Assembly Groups .............................................................. 1-3 Malfunctions and Stoppages ..................................................... 3-1 Operator Troubleshooting Procedures..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Maintenance Procedures........ 2-8 Operation Under Unusual Conditions ................................ 1-1 O Operating Instructions ........3-26 P Index-4 ................................... 2-1 Operation and Characteristics..........................................................

......................2-1 Index-5 ...................................... A-1 Remedial Action ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1-1 Service Upon Receipt of Material ............... 2-14 References................. 2-18 S Safety Features .........3-3 Scope ............................2-7 Safety/Function Checks......1-6 R Readying the Shotgun for Firing ...............................................................................................................Principles of Operation .................................................................................. 3-22 Scheduled Maintenance Procedures ..............................................................................................................................................

..................................................................................................... 1-7 Troubleshooting Procedures..........................................3-26 W Weapon Description ..........................T Technical Principles of Operation... 1-1 Index-6 .............................. 3-1 Trigger Group Operation ................................................. 1-6 Technical Specifications...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1-5 Tools and Equipment ..................