Hey everyone, I am very interested in owning a Vietnam Era shotgun. I want to get one as period correct as I can without breaking the bank. Any one of these would be great. Ithaca 37 riot. Winchester Model 12 Stevens 77E Remington 870 My problem lies getting any one of these period correct. As far as Ithaca's go, I want one without a game scene on the receiver but those are hard to find. I guess could have it parkerized in time, because most civilian models are blued, and deal with the game scene. One of my big questions is, the Winchester Model 12s that were used in Vietnam, were they used in Trench gun configuration with the heat shield and bayonet lug? Or were Winchester Model 12s used in Riot configuration as well? Because getting an actual model 12 trench gun is expensive. And buying a heat shield to install it and everything seems very complicated. Stevens 77E are very hard to find for some reason. Especially with the black paint look they had on them in Vietnam. And how much were Remington 870s used in Vietnam? Because I feel a lot of people don't really associate the 870 with Vietnam. Also, I feel that I can buy an 870 and put the corncob forend on there to get it more period correct. I am having an issue and was wondering what would be the best way to go about getting a Vietnam Era/period correct shotgun. Any Vietnam Veterans help would be much and greatly appreciated! Any other knowledge about this would help so much! Thank you!