VN005-KC Marine with Shotgun Ready
During the Vietnam War Marines carried a variety of different weapons. Among the most effective both in close-quarter jungle conditions and in house-to-house fighting was the shotgun. A number of different makes were employed in the battle to retake HUE. This Marine carries a ‘Mossberg 500’. Other favored shotguns include the ‘Winchester Model 1912’ and the ‘Remington Model 870’. Special length barrels could also be ordered as short as 20 inches or as long as 36 inches.