Marine with Remington M870 Shotgun
This U.S. Defense Department photo shows a Marine demonstrating the up ready position with a Remington M870 Shotgun. The photograph was taken 3 May 1989 at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA.
In addition to the shotgun, the Marine is armed with a M9 Beretta 9mm Pistol in its holster on the pistol belt, dressed in camouflage Battle Dress Uniform with body armor, and wearing a Kevlar PASGT helmet. A plastic canteen is also attached to the pistol belt, in its carrier cover. A carrier for extra M9 Beretta magazines also can be seen on his belt.
There is more information about the shotgun on the Olive-Drab.com Remington M870 Shotgun page.
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