C-MORE M-26 MASS

     Notes: Developed at first as a breaching and close-assault attachment for the M-4 SOPMOD carbine, the MASS (Modular Accessory Shotgun System; originally called the Lightweight Shotgun System or LSS, and sometimes called the SGLM, ShotGun Lethality Module) is being developed into a standard attachment for certain members of infantry squads.  It is currently being fielded by US special operations units, and tested by certain light infantry units, and has seen operational use by Special Forces and the 10th Mountain Division operating in Afghanistan and Iraq; in particular, 10th Mountain is known to be employing large numbers of these weapons.  My nephew, in an air assault battalion attached to 1st ID, has seen them deployed at the rate of one per platoon, and says the division’s LRSU unit also has several. Though designed by C-MORE, manufacture is presently being undertaken by Vertu.  Current plans call for the procurement and issue of 2500 M-26s, but this does not include the number being procured for SOCOM units.  The US Military does have an option for a further 5000 M-26s per year for 6 years.

     The MASS is a magazine-fed, bolt-action shotgun that can be used as an underbarrel attachment for the M-16, M-4, and the SCAR series of assault rifles, or used as a standalone weapon with the addition of a snap-on gripstock.  (C-MORE has also devised a device they call the Quad-Rail, which allows it to be attached to several more NATO and Western assault rifles and carbines; however, it is normally attached to the host weapon using a special interface with the MIL-STD-1913 of the host weapon.)  The MASS has a large standoff muzzle device for blowing hinges on doors; this also doubles as a flash suppressor.  (The MASS can be used without this device, if desired.)  When mounted on an assault rifle, it is fired in a similar manner to the M-203, with the magazine of the rifle being used as a grip for the shotgun.  Soldiers tend to be impressed with how light the MASS is – lighter than the M-203.  The MASS can fire virtually any sort of shotgun ammunition of 2.75” or 3” size – the push-feed system even allows for individual feeding of ammunition, if necessary.  The bolt operation can be reversed if necessary for left-handed users.  Magazines of various sizes have been developed, but they are box-type and the larger ones can be a bit unwieldy.  The MASS is designed for use with a variety of combat sights already in common use by the US military, such as the reflex and low-magnification sights which are becoming more common on US military assault rifles and carbines.  The MASS itself has no sights of its own. The MASS has a 7.75-inch barrel; the barrel is threaded internally to allow choke tubes or a stand-off device for use to blow the hinges and locks off doors.

     When used without a rifle, the MASS has one of two gripstocks attached.  One is a simple pistol grip, to produce a very compact weapon (known as the MASS A-2); the other uses a pistol grip and sliding stock similar to that of the M-4, with a short handguard (known as the MASS M-4). The upper receiver of the MASS has a MIL-STD-1913 rail, normally used for attachment to a rifle, which can in this guise be used for accessories,

     As of 2012, the MASS is no longer considered an experimental weapon, but issue is still a bit slow.  Eventual plans call for the possible deployment of one MASS per squad, or possibly one per fireteam.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MASS (On Rifle)

12 Gauge 2.75” or 3”

1.22 kg

3, 5, 10

$798

MASS (Simple Grip)

12 Gauge 2.75” or 3”

1.5 kg

3, 5, 10

$823

MASS (Full Gripstock)

12 Gauge 2.75” or 3”

1.9 kg

3, 5, 10

$848

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MASS (On Rifle, 2.75”)

BA

4/1d6x16 or 2d6x4

2-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

Base Weapon +1

4

Nil

15

MASS (On Rifle, 3”)

BA

4/1d6x20 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

Base Weapon +1

4

Nil

14

MASS A-2 (2.75”)

BA

4/1d6x16 or 2d6x4

2-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

3

6

Nil

15

MASS A-2 (3”)

BA

4/1d6x20 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

3

7

Nil

14

MASS M-4 (2.75”)

BA

4/1d6x16 or 2d6x4

2-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

4/5

5

Nil

15

MASS M-4 (3”)

BA

4/1d6x20 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

4/5

6

Nil

14

 

Marlin 55 Goose Gun

     Notes: This is an unusual bolt-action shotgun with a detachable magazine.  It is designed for 3” magnum ammunition, and cannot chamber other sizes of 12-Gauge ammunition.  The DL model has a 28” Barrel; the GDL uses a long 36” barrel.  The DL was built from 1966 to the early 1990s; the GDL from 1962-1988.

     The Model 55 Hunter is a derivation of the Goose Gun; it may have a 2.75-inch or 3-inch chamber (but not interchangeably), and the barrels are 26 or 28 inches, with a Full choke and no provisions for interchangeable chokes.  The Hunter was built from the 1950-1955.. The Moidels 55G, Glenfield 55G, and Glenfield 50 differ only in minor or aesthetics and are the same in game terms as the Model 55 Hunter. The Hunter's brethren were produced 1961-1966; the Hunter itself was built from 1954 to 1964. The 20 gauge was not introduced until 1955; the 16-gauge version was produced only from 1961-1966.

    The Model 5510 SuperGoose is the Model 55DL in 10 Gauge.  It was produced from 1976-1985, but only in small numbers).

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Marlin 55 DL Goose Gun

12 Gauge 3”

3.2 kg

2

$1125

Marlin 55 GDL Goose Gun

12 Gauge 3”

3.62 kg

2

$1179

Marlin 55 Hunter (26" Barrel)

12 Gauge 3"

3.55 kg

2

$946

Marlin 55 Hunter (28" Barrel)

12 Gauge 3"

3.64 kg

2

$957

Marlin 55 Hunter (26" Barrel)

16 Gauge 3"

3.39 kg

2

$816

Marlin 55 Hunter (28" Barrel)

16 Gauge 3"

3.47 kg

2

$826

Marlin 55 Hunter (26" Barrel)

20 Gauge 3"

3.28 kg

2

$733

Marlin 55 Hunter (28" Barrel)

20 Gauge 3"

3.36 kg

2

$743

Marlin 55 Hunter (26" Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75"

3.47 kg

2

$885

Marlin 55 Hunter (28" Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75"

3.56 kg

2

$895

Marlin 55 Hunter (26" Barrel)

16 Gauge 2.75"

3.31 kg

2

$766

Marlin 55 Hunter (28" Barrel)

16 Gauge 2.75"

3.39 kg

2

$776

Marlin 55 Hunter (26" Barrel)

20 Gauge 2.75"

3.2 kg

2

$689

Marlin 55 Hunter (28" Barrel)

20 Gauge 2.75"

3.28 kg

2

$700

Marlin 5510 SuperGoose DL

10 Gauge 3.5"

4.19 kg

2

$1263

Marlin 5510 SuperGoose GDL

10 Gauge 3.5"

4.58 kg

2

$1324

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Marlin 55 DL Goose Gun

BA

6/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

6

Nil

64

Marlin 55 GDL Goose Gun

BA

6/1d6x40 or 2d6x8 or 3d6x4

2-4-Nil /Nil or 1-Nil or 1-Nil

9

6

Nil

86

Marlin 55 Hunter (12 GA, 3", 26")

BA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

71

Marlin 55 Hunter (12 GA, 3", 28")

BA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

77

Marlin 55 Hunter (16 GA, 3", 26")

BA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

64

Marlin 55 Hunter (16 GA, 3", 28")

BA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

8

4

Nil

70

Marlin 55 Hunter (20 GA, 3", 26")

BA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

60

Marlin 55 Hunter (20 GA, 3", 28")

BA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

65

Marlin 55 Hunter (12 GA, 2.75", 26")

BA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

8

4

Nil

62

Marlin 55 Hunter (12 GA, 2.75", 28")

BA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

68

Marlin 55 Hunter (16 GA, 2.75", 26")

BA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

57

Marlin 55 Hunter (16 GA, 2.75", 28")

BA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

8

4

Nil

62

Marlin 55 Hunter (20 GA, 2.75", 26")

BA

4/1d6x20 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

4

Nil

53

Marlin 55 Hunter (20 GA, 2.75", 28")

BA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

57

Marlin 5510 SuperGoose DL

BA

5/1d6x40 or 2d6x12 or 3d6x4

2-4-Nil /Nil or 1-Nil or 1-Nil

10

5

Nil

90

Marlin 5510 SuperGoose GDL

BA

6/1d6x48 or 2d6x12 or 3d6x4

2-4-Nil /Nil or Nil or 1-Nil

10

5

Nil

119

 

Marlin 410

     Notes: The Model 410, like the Winchester 9410, an unusual lever-action shotgun.  Some sources say that Winchester based the 9410 on the Model 410; some say the Model 410 was based on the 9410, and there's a pretty healthy discussion about it on sites all over the Web.  The arguments, at least as far as I can tell, seem to favor Marlin over Winchester as having the first of these weapons.  Whatever is the truth, the two shotguns are very similar, being light solid-frame shotguns.  Marlin built the original Model 410 from the 1929 to 1932, and brought them back in the 1970s to early 1980s.  Today, they a much sought after shotgun and the IRL price is high and getting higher every day. The original Model 410 has an action similar to Marlin's rifles, and bears a marked resemblance to the Model 336 rifle. It fires short shells, which are difficult to find today, and are often cheaper from a handloader source.  The stock is of average American walnut, with a semi-pistol grip and beavertail fore-end. The hammer is exposed; IRL, this can let you get off a quicker first shot, but in game terms, it makes no difference.

     The late model has a smaller magazine, and also differs in having a rear sight and a fiberoptic front sight, and adjustable rifle-type sight, and a longer fore-end grooved for grip.  It also has a checkered semi-pistol grip and fore-end. It is also quite a bit heavier, though it comes only in a 22-inch-barrel version. The stock has a deeper semi-pistol grip.

     At any rate Remington bought the design in 1980s, using it as the basis for the Remington's own lever-action shotgun.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Model 410 (22" Barrel)

.410 Gauge 2.5"

2.73 kg

5 Tubular

$527

Model 410 (26" Barrel)

.410 Gauge 2.5"

2.88 kg

5 Tubular

$548

Model 410 (Late)

.410 Gauge 2.5"

3.52 kg

4 Tubular

$522

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Model 410 (22" Barrel)

LA

2/1d6x8

1-Nil/Nil

6

3

Nil

27

Model 410 (26" Barrel)

LA

3/1d6x8

1-Nil/Nil

7

3

Nil

32

Model 410 (Late)

LA

2/1d6x8

1-Nil/Nil

6

3

Nil

28

 

Winchester 9410

     Notes: This is a relatively rare type of firearm, a lever-action shotgun.  It is a conversion of the old Model 94 rifle.  The power is limited, with its small caliber and short shells, but it is a gun designed for recreational shooting, sort of a shotgun counterpart to a plinking rifle.  It has TRUGLO high-visibility sights to make aiming easier.  (The sights are said to be distracting for shot throwing but excellent for slugs.) 

     The Packer is designed to be a light and easy “carbine” version of a shotgun.  It is light and easy to carry and shoot.  The Packer Compact is a version of the Packer with a reduced-length stock and lightened construction, designed for smaller-stature shooters.  The Ranger is a longer-barreled version, with a 24-inch barrel and a full-length tubular magazine. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Winchester 9410 Packer

.410 Gauge 2.5”

2.95 kg

5 Tubular

$507

Winchester 9410 Packer Compact

.410 Gauge 2.5”

2.72 kg

5 Tubular

$502

Winchester 9410 Ranger

.410 Gauge 2.5”

3.06 kg

9 Tubular

$562

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Winchester 9410 Packer

LA

2/1d6x8

1-Nil/Nil

6

3

Nil

25

Winchester 9410 Packer Compact

LA

2/1d6x8

1-Nil/Nil

6

3

Nil

25

Winchester 9410 Ranger

LA

2/1d6x8

1-Nil/Nil

6

3

Nil

34