Springfield M6 Scout – An Overview

M6 Carry Bag

M6 Scout Assembly Tip

Carrying a conventional weapon may not be feasible when every ounce counts inside a backpack or the space provided isn’t ideal. Compactness, durability, and lightweight are important elements on a survival rifle. While it must withstand the user’s environment when stowed away or used to procure food, it must also be easy to assemble with little to no tools or parts and the ability to be deployed in a short notice. The concept of a survival rifle resembles these requirements.

Ideally, we should all “be prepared” and there are tools available to ensure our survival. The Springfield M6 Scout happens to be another tool I picked up before the new year. The original rifles were made for the United States Air Force with a barrel length of 14” -a no-no according to NFA laws. Compact, durable, and lightweight, the M6 were issued to airmen in the 1950’s to supplement their survival gear. Models common today were manufactured by CZ and sold under Springfield Armory. These “civilian” models have an 18.5” barrel instead.

A break-action, single-shot combination long-gun, the Springfield M6 Scout, available in a Parkerized or stainless steel finish, is chambered in .22LR/L/S or .22 Hornet accompanied with a smoothbore barrel that can chamber .410 cartridges up to 3”. Primarily a two-piece rifle, it is hinged on a bolt below the action release. The action release is serrated horizontally to assist in ergonomic barrel release. Once the action is opened, the receiver falls on the hand/trigger guard.

The trigger itself is a squeeze lever that can either be used like a traditional trigger or one may use the entire grappling nature of their hand to release the hammer. On the stock is an on board ammunition storage – enough room for 14 rounds of .22LR or 8 rounds of .22 Hornet and 4 rounds of .410. The construction of this cartridge case is of plastic with a rubber-surfaced lid to create a positive adhesion between the stock and the cheek. To release the cartridge lid, there’s a release button on the left hand side. The butt of the stock is checkered without add-ons for comfort.

The M6 has a fixed front sight that also doubles as a barrel band for the .22 caliber and .410 barrels. The rear sight is a fixed dovetail with the option to flip from peep/rifle sights to open/shotgun sights. I originally had thought that neither would make a difference, but I found that the point of impact is at least 16 MOA above the point of aim for the .22LR.

The M6 Up Close:
I personally have a Parkerized version in .22LR/L/S, which was apparently brand new –factory grease and everything. The first thing I did with the rifle was to take it apart to discover how it works. That’s right – I took the damn thing apart before actually shooting it. Upon disassembling the rifle, I’ve found that it’s not meant to be taken apart on a regular basis. The housing that surrounds the trigger mechanism is actually riveted together at several points. The only area where the internal parts may be removed is through the hammer and trigger channel – and that’s after I remove a very stubborn pivot pin that holds one side of the trigger guard. I found it necessary to pry the receiver to release the pin as it wasn’t the type that can be hammered right through. The other side of the trigger guard requires a push and lift, but only after the trigger is removed. To remove the trigger, a center pin with c-rings on each side must also be removed. By doing so, the hammer will separate from the sear and trigger assembly as a result of the force from the hammer spring. The parts inside look like this:


There you can see the hammer spring, sear, trigger spring, trigger, etc.

The parts inside are nothing like a precision-tuned 1911. The surface is uneven and the coupling between the parts is very loose. I refuse to attribute these characters as negative. This is a VERY simple mechanism. In fact, the most complicated part of this rifle is the cartridge selector located on the hammer. It consists of an allen screw to keep it together and likely a ball bearing to lock the cylinder in place that can also rotate to lock the hammer surface between the two firing pins (safety). The assembly is so loose and open, a simple dip in water will flush out any dirt from the very large hammer and trigger channels. Very few parts inside are bare metal; a majority of the parts are treated with some sort of coating which will likely impede any rusting.

Surprisingly, the firing pins are actually different. They appear to be the same length, but the pin for the .410 chamber is rounded at the hammer impact location; whereas, the impact location on the firing pin for the .22 chamber is flat. It’s likely that the impact angle is different for the bottom firing pin than the top and modified in such a way to assure positive detonation. The firing pin spring, however, remains the same.

The hammer has a bi-level selector to switch contacts between the .410 and .22 barrel. Pull the switch all the way up – .22 caliber, push the switch down – .410. Between the two selections is where the switch is a safety and locks with a counter-clockwise twist. The hammer can be pulled back, but if it’s released, the hammer surface falls between the two firing pins.

The extractor is spring powered, held in place with a rolling pin. It seems very simple to disassemble, but I dare not to touch it since the spring appeared to hold a LOT of energy.

I find that the trigger guard helps prevent the finger from getting smashed. I originally took it off after reading several reviews complaining that it’s not compact enough. Though this is a personal preference, the trigger guard not only protects my fingers, but it allows the barrel to rest on the trigger guard so that I may insert another cartridge and not concern myself with a dangling front end.

Shooting the M6 Scout:
Shooting out of the .22 barrel is straight forward. Open the chamber, insert round, select hammer surface height, pull back hammer, aim, then pull the trigger. Initially, as everyone else who have written about the M6 Scout, it took awhile to get used to the squeezing mechanism rather than the traditional trigger. Using the peep sight isn’t horrible, but I dislike the fact that I can’t adjust for elevation – though this is, after all, a minimalist’s rifle. The front sight is absolutely fixed, however the good news is that I have yet to adjust windage at all. If I must, the rear right can be moved in a similar fashion to the Novak 1911 rear rights.

Using the cheap brick of .22 LR from Remington, I managed to achieve a 2” group at 25 yards. I also had the chance to use CCI’s .22 short cartridges, which were obviously quiet. Depending one’s dexterity, pulling out the casings can be cumbersome. I can definitely imagine quick follow up shots will be among of the negative attributes of this rifle, thus emphasizing the need to make the first shot count. Then again, one can argue that an underlying necessity of survival is conservation: caloric energy, supplies, ammunition, etc.

Notice how the impact of the .22 LR is about .5″ above the point of aim, whereas the .22 short is level.

The .410 was definitely an interesting experience. For such a small rifle, I was correct in expecting the .410 to kick back a bit more. I took the liberty in testing out four different manufacturers of .410 ammunition: Estate, Remington, Winchester, and Federal. Reading the literature common among shotgun owners, I’ve found it’s important to know the shot pattern at known distances. This might involve using chokes or different varieties of shot shells with a plethora of load possibilities. It simply is understanding the ballistic behavior of one’s chosen ammunition in a specific firearm. Any weapon, for practical use, one will want to know where those bird, buck or slug shots will go.

Below are illustrated representations of shot spread. I used B-27 silhouette targets aimed at center mass. For the purpose of defining the “average” spread of a birdshot, I fired five cartridges, same load and manufacturer, at center mass from a standing position with the rifle resting on a range bag. Distance is 15 yards.

Here’s a list of ammunition I tried out:

By all means, this was not a very scientific way of going about it. It was eye balled to the best of my ability. Green is where most of the pellets passed through. The red/orange represents an average, whereas the yellow dictates the outer most pellets, minus a few outliers.

A) Federal Game-Shok: 3″ 11/16oz. 4 shot

B) Estate Cartidge HV: 3″ 11/16oz. 7 1/2 shot

C) Winchester Super Speed Xtra: 2.5″ 1/2oz. 6 shot

D) Remington Premier Nitro: 2.5″ 1/2oz. 8 shot

E) Winchester SuperX: 2.5″ 000 Buck (3 pellets)

F) Federal Power-Shok Rifled Slug: 2.5″ 1/4oz MAX

I was pleased with the results. I learned a lot by simply finding out how each load spreads out. If I were to choose a load for clay, I might choose the Remington or Winchester shot cartridge. The Federal Game-Shok will likely do better in catching game in a survival situation. It was common for all the loads to penetrate the paper below the 10 ring “X.” The only cartridge that appeared to stay close to center mass was the Federal shot shell. The paracord was useful in keeping my hands from getting burned. The barrel does get hot.

Scoping the M6 Scout:
Springfield actually has a weaver mount available to mount a scope to this rifle. I don’t have immediate plans, but the day will come when I will want to try it out and compare it with my Henry US Survival Rifle. The problem I foresee is the acquisition timing when using the .410 barrel. Having a magnified shotgun doesn’t serve many folks beyond slug shooting in rifled barrels. A red-dot would be more realistic for this application in my opinion.

Future Plans:
I would really like to have more ammunition – specifically more .410 shells. Four doesn’t seem enough. Kydex is a very popular DIY material and I may make a saddle to hold at least four additional shells secured by Chicago screws. Because of the break action, it would be mounted parallel to the barrel, instead of perpendicular. I think this may reduce loading times in between shots and more natural. I can see it on a semi-auto, pump, or bolt action, but this particular break action would have the saddle on the non-dominant side. Getting a pouch on the dominant side… I’ll have to get back to you on that.

Closing Words:
I am going to have a lot of fun exploring the further projects with this rifle. It’s light weight, unique, and certainly may serve it’s purpose as a survival rifle. Likely to be engineered by a minimalist, it is now going to be tampered by the gun-owner that wants more. Perhaps this endeavor will be just as popular as the Henry US Survival Rifle. I hope the wait was worthwhile =)

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60 Comments on “Springfield M6 Scout – An Overview”

  1. Paul
    August 7, 2008 at 3:04 am #

    I agree, the gun is great. It beats the AR-7 hands down, even if it’s semi-auto. The barrel doesn’t get hot at all for me. It’s still easily holdable even after rapid fire. Also, I don’t use paracord because I don’t want it to hold water against the gun and I don’t want to clamp the barrels closer together and mess up the P.O.A. I choose to use Winchester HS shells because they are a higher quality hull and easily reloadable. Also, I use #6’s because the pattern is similar, and still covers a target easy at 20m but it penetrates better. I keep 10 velocitors in the holder, not for power, but reliability, and I keep 5 SSS rounds in case I see something larger, perhaps even a deer, as they penetrate well and can go through thin bone easy. I too wish the gun had more shotgun ammo, and I’m thinking about a carrier on the stock somehow, but no screws as that would expose the steel and thus might rust. Also, I’m tempted to put on a sling, and perhaps thats the answer to carrying ammo. I could use that to hold a pouch as already shown. But then again, it’s one more thing to catch and ruin a stalk in the brush. One last thing, I wish it had better sights, something adjustable. I plan on ordering a scope mount because I can always remove it in a survival situation, by force if necessary, if it gets broke or damaged. I’m thinking red dot, as it’s a short range gun anyway.

  2. Paul
    August 7, 2008 at 3:14 am #

    Better than smaller shot, like 7 1/2 or 8 I mean. Forgot to mention, that! :)

  3. August 7, 2008 at 7:29 am #

    Thanks for stopping by Paul!

    For me, the AR7 is starting to get annoying. It’s great, but it needs work. I’m looking up a way to get a folding stock and a pistol grip on there. Hopefully any welding won’t take up too much of my time or effort. But the “floating” stock might as well be thrown in the trash…

    Regarding the M6 Scout – it is way more practical. I would like to continue exploring different slugs, it’s just cost prohibitive at the moment.

    Regarding about getting more capacity. I’m working on a design that utilizes Kydex and stainless steel Chicago screws. Basically, I’ll sandwich two pieces through the holes in the stock. Through this process, I’ll have to cut up the ammunition carriage that’s on there right now. However this will leave a nice empty space within the stock to add additional survival items. Cutting the stock will be similar to this gentleman’s project.

    http://www.prexis.com/sten/homebuilder/index.php?topic=305.0

    Notice how he cut the ammunition carriage.

    Regarding the sights, I agree. I bought an extra set just in case if I felt like messing around with the set I have right now by creating a larger peep hole. I did by the weaver mount – it would be interesting to see what a red dot could do for this dandy little rifle, but I’m more tempted to find some irons that are more versatile to maintain a battery free setup.

    • Russ
      July 7, 2012 at 10:48 am #

      Hi Derek. Is there a handgun equivalent of this survival rifle? Not a complete newbie (2 years military service) but I have not shot for at least a decade. Currently residing in Israel.

      • July 8, 2012 at 10:54 am #

        I believe Springfield Armory entertained the idea of brining the pistol version to the market, but stopped short of making it past SHOT Show 2003. Check out Gunblast’s photo of the M6 pistol.

  4. scott
    October 27, 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    Just a few curious questions. I found an M6 Scout at a pawn shop on Sat. and it had no trigger guard (certainly could have been removed) and it was painted in cammo. Did they ever come without the trigger guard?
    Did they also ever come painted this way?
    Also were they ever produced in the US? I found no indication that this gun was made by CZ at all?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks.

    -s-

    • Mike
      June 27, 2009 at 2:58 am #

      does the pawn shop still have it? if your not interested could you send me the info jackson9842@gmail.com

      • June 27, 2009 at 9:28 am #

        I would be certainly surprised if they did considering it’s almost been a year ;)

    • roger adams
      December 4, 2010 at 9:08 am #

      Hi, I’m looking for an m-6 scout do you know of any that’s for sale?

      • JOEL GRAHAM
        January 26, 2012 at 8:02 am #

        I have a new in the box 22 hornet /410 with all paper work hang tags and all never fired .If you are interested let me know I will send you pictures. jJOEL GRAHAM

      • Ed McKinsey
        March 29, 2013 at 8:50 am #

        I have two a 22/410 Air force short barrel model and civilian model 410/22 hornet for sale.

  5. October 27, 2008 at 11:30 pm #

    To my knowledge, the only options that deviated from the one I have is a finish in stainless steel and also in a different calibers – .17 Hornet. It has been suggested that other calibers have existed, but nothing solid. The one you encountered probably had it’s trigger guard removed by it’s previous owner. The camo pattern is also likely a job done out of factory.

    A logo on the left side of the receiver is an indicator that it was manufactured by CZ.

    It has been reported that models derived from the earlier US Air Force concept were imported by Springfield Armory, which was sold under their name.

    • Jason
      May 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

      I have a 1974 m6 that is made in the U.S. by Springfield it’s camo.

  6. Clark
    November 2, 2008 at 6:54 pm #

    I bought my M6 Scout some 10 or more years ago, directly from Springfield Arms. They had a special offer which I took advantage of. My M6 Scout is all solid stainless steel, and came with the optional scope mount upon which sits a red-dot sight with “Springfield M6″ printed on the side. I also bought both cases offered at that time, both in black ballistic nylon. One very small case, about the size of Packrat’s home made bag, is to carry the gun disassembled. The other case is just large enough to hold the gun while assembled and with the red-dot mounted. The rifle seems to be indestructible, especially in stainless steel. I find it to be quite accurate for the intended purpose.

    I also happen to have a “US Survival” AR7 take down .22 autoloader (now made by Henry). It is a cool gun, but i also find the stock to be a pain, with too little comb, and a bad sideways offset for a leftie like myself. It is a design that dould easily be improved into a really handy little gun, but the manufacturer doesn’t seem to have will (unlike the M6 which has been revised to have a pistol grip and take a short barrel ‘pistol’ option). I also find that the AR7 occasionally hangs up when feeding a round, and is more sensitive to dirt and moisture than the M6 (as one would expect due to the different actions).

    Another gun to consider for flexible survival is the Rossi Matched pair, or the Rossi Triple Threat. These single shot break action gun sets provide either 2 or 3 barrels that can be changed in about 30 seconds. The pairs come with barrel combo choices of: 22/410, 22/20ga, 17/410, or 17/20ga. The triples come with the same rimfire and shotgun combos, and add a .243 centerfire barrel.

    I recently purchased a ‘Rossi Youth Matched Pair’ in .22/20ga, and I love it! The Youth size has a shorter stock pull and is very compact, weighing only 5.5lbs. I put a slip-on Sim’s LimbSaver recoil pad (the small size) and it looks like it belongs there. I added a light neoprene camo sling which has loops to hold four 20 gauge rounds; giving me 5 rounds (4 + 1 in chamber) at hand in a 36″ package at under 6 pounds. I find that it too is quite accurate after shooting it at targets at 50yds.

    The best thing about the Rossi Youth Pair is the price I paid a week ago $89.98, and which is still available for a short while. I bought a .22/20ga combo which included a custom fabric case designed to carry disassembled rifle. For the next week, through Nov 8, 2008, Dick’s Sporting Goods has reduced their price from $149 to $109 ($199 list). Rossi is also offering a $20 rebate through the end of the year, so the final price is $89.98 plus tax. Unbeatable deal on a great gun.

    The AR7 is fun, but only the M6 and the Rossi give you the sense that they are incredibly durable and will last a lifetime – too simple to ever break.

  7. Brian
    November 10, 2008 at 4:52 am #

    To at least partially answer the question posed by Scott:

    The Springfield M6 Scout was originally made in the USA at Springfield’s Geneseo, IL factory. The guns were manufactured with no triggerguard, as were the original M6 Survival guns made for the US military by Ithaca. Calibers included .22LR, .22WMR, and .22 Hornet over .410ga 3″. In the 1990’s, CZ of the Czech Republic manufactured the M6 Scout for Springfield Armory. In the early 2000’s an all stainless version was introduced, possibly the best idea yet. Around 2002-03, a pistol version was introduced, and quickly discontinued. The M6 Scout, in all variations, has been absent from the Springfield lineup for several years. Hope this helps!

  8. Craig
    November 15, 2008 at 12:42 am #

    Looking for a M6 Scout.
    Any suggestions?

    • Jason
      May 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

      I have a mint condition 1974 Springfield m6 that was made in the U.S. It is army green and does not have a trigger guard (thats the way it was made). I had it appraised at $1,200 but would take $400 cash.

      • April 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

        Do you still have it? Will pay cash, but what caliber is it? Thanks a lot.

        Respectfully,

        Zach W

  9. jeff
    November 16, 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    I recently bought one on gunbroker and this model was made by springfield armory. Does anybody know which version ( the springfield made or CZ made) is the better version/quility?

  10. Brian
    November 26, 2008 at 4:06 am #

    Both the CZ manufactured and USA made versions of the ‘Scout were of excellent quality. They are almost identical, with the exception that USA-made versions did not feature a triggerguard. As I stated previously, this was a feature of the original US M6 Survival weapon. It was not an exact copy, as the US Military M6 is a 14″ barreled NFA weapon. The hinge pin that holds both halves together is also different, having a ball bearing detent to help hold in place and a steel ring on one end, to assist in removal.
    One could argue that the USA made M6 could have a certain collectors appeal, and there are those that will always favor firearms made in the USA versus overseas. CZ is an excellent name in firearms, probably as good a choice as any to make the M6 under contract from Springfield. In either case, all M6 Scouts have attained a certain cult collector status due to being discontinued. I believe anyone would be very happy with either version.
    Prices have gone up, to the dismay of many, I don’t believe that in its entire production history, the M6 Scout cost much over $200, probably more like $175-185, brand new in box.
    Since being introduced in the early 1980’s, the M6 Scout has gone in and out of production a few times. Springfield has stated that if they find another manufacturer to produce the M6 to their standards, it could be brought back into production.

    • Mike
      June 27, 2009 at 3:03 am #

      Actually from what i’ve been reading any m6 that you buy will be made in CZ.
      the ones that were made in the U.S. had a 14″ barrel which is considered a class 3 firearm not to mention that they were never offered to the public so if you have one its stolen from uncle sam.It is common for people to read the part that say M6 scount on one side of the rifle and assume it’s made int the USA and not read the fine print on the other that says Made in CZ.

  11. jeff
    November 27, 2008 at 3:33 am #

    hey brain, thanks very much for your post, it was very helpful. I was concerned that i bought the wrong model m6. After reading in some other online gun form, “that US made versions had too many issues with them as oppose to the CZ made M6 scout”.

  12. Nathan
    December 26, 2008 at 3:40 am #

    Is there a way to fold this thing up or break it down easy to stow it in a pack? I’d like a small survival gun to stow away, but if it doesn’t break down easy, it won’t work.

    • January 7, 2009 at 8:41 pm #

      You may easily break it down by taking out the pin. The alternative is to take off the trigger guard and fold it that way; you won’t have to take it apart and loose the valuable pivot pin.

  13. William Fuentes
    December 31, 2008 at 3:04 am #

    I have found by reading the different questions that I have a lot of questions. I have a Scout that has the Springfield logo and not the CZ the barrel seems to be [omitted by Derek]. My question is; can I research the searial number to find out which one I have? I bought my Scout from a gun shop in California in the early 1990’s while stationed there.

  14. Bruno
    January 21, 2009 at 9:20 pm #

    Would the .410 barrel shoot a .45 long colt?

    • January 21, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

      My variation will not shoot a .45 Long Colt.

      From what I’ve read, Springfield was going to release a later version of the M6 with this capability, but it never made it to the market.

  15. Volker
    February 11, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    I was surching for a M6 for several years, when I could buy one some weeks ago.
    It’s a 18,5inch CZ version.
    I remember having read about the possibility of creating slugs by using a .44mag shell.
    Any suggestions?

  16. Ron
    February 26, 2009 at 10:52 am #

    I’ve owned a parkerized M6 in the hornet version for about 13 years. I absolutely love the gun! I bought it to use as a lightweight backpacking rifle but I’ve always wished it was a bit lighter. I was looking at online auctions for the stainless version and they are listing the weight as being 36 ozs! Mine has to be at least double that! Are these stainless versions really that much lighter?

  17. phil
    February 28, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    Hi, where did you get this from, where can i buy one from. does this mean that cz are selling these versions. to volker

  18. Ron
    March 8, 2009 at 11:54 am #

    Thanks for all the interest in my question.

  19. phil
    March 9, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    Derek thanks for the web site, only problem is I live in england and no one will ship to the uk any ideas

  20. allen
    March 24, 2009 at 11:33 pm #

    Derek,
    I have a friend who has an original M6 made by Ithaca. It is in great condition. It is the .22 Hornet and .410 version 14″. Any idea of the value of this gun today? He isn’t trying to sell it as it was given to him by a relative. He’s just curious. Thanks!

  21. Ray Yuen
    June 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    I owned one of these in .22 hornet. The Hornet is an expensive round to buy but do you think the 22 lr is a better choice? (Money is not object) when you’re not shooting many rounds.

  22. June 19, 2009 at 7:10 pm #

    From what I recall, the .22 hornet has better ballistic trajectory. Nonetheless, .22LR is easy to find (at least it was). Haha.

    Were I to do it again, I think I would buy the .22 Hornet version, but that’s under the provision that I have the dies to reload the cartridge.

  23. Volker
    June 25, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    @Phil:

    I bought mine at a gunsmith’s store in Bochum, Germany.
    CZ built this rifles in licens from Springfield for some years.
    In Germany it was sold in shops until the 1990’s.

    The only way to buy it now in Germany is to find a used one.

    Volker

  24. scott
    July 8, 2009 at 1:15 am #

    it seems there’s heaps of different information regarding the M6 scout. They were either built in the USA in the early years and in CZ later on or not but who know as there’s so much different information. My M6 has no indication of ever being made by CZ at all and has no place at all for a trigger guard so I’m assuming it was made in the USA. Now I’d like to find one of the ultra rare pistol versions that I hear are as hard to find as a unicorn or a Cubs World Series title.

  25. Vagabond John
    July 24, 2009 at 5:10 am #

    I reamed the chamber of my .22 LR M6 Scout to .22 WRM It shoots 1/4″ groups at 50 yds with CCI maxi mags. I also had to drill the holes in the storage compartment deeper. Im very pleased with the results, Its even more of a “blast” to shoot!
    Has anyone ever shot a 45 colt from the .410 ? I would like to know if its doable but don’t want to risk blowing the thing up.

  26. scott
    November 12, 2009 at 7:26 pm #

    I’ve been firing my M6 survival rifle quite a lot lately and have to say that it’s one of the most accurate rifles I’ve ever fired. I’d love to find another one!!

    • Jason
      July 6, 2010 at 6:53 am #

      I have a U.S.A. made m6 .22 hornet over .410 it is up for sale to whom ever comes up with the best offer or trade. If anyboby is interested email me and I will send you the pictures.

      • Kerry
        March 4, 2011 at 12:27 am #

        Still have this?

  27. Major
    November 20, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    I have the stainless 22 hornet / 410 M6 model made in CZ.
    The owners manual says the shotgun uses the 2 1/2 ” shell or the 3 ” shell with a choke. Both sizes chamber and seat well.
    I do not have a choke, but can the 3″ shell be used anyway?
    What is the choke really doing? Where can you get a choke for this weapon?

    • Vagabond John
      December 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

      Your rifle will shoot 2 1/2 and 3″ shells. some shotguns only except 2 1/2″ shells. The scout has a built in permanent “Full Choke” Choke refers to how much of a taper the end of the barrel has. This regulates the amount of spread in the shot pattern. some shotguns have a “screw in Choke” witch lets you change the the choke for different shooting situations. There are many different chokes such as :
      full, Modified, extra full among others. the full choke of the M6 is a good choice for tight patterns at relatively close distance and you can shoot Slugs through it with no problem.

  28. Phil
    October 13, 2010 at 1:10 pm #

    Can anybody help me? I am coming to America from England in the middle of November 2010 and wondered what the laws/regulations are for purchasing a gun in America to bring back to England. What paperwork etc will I need and is there any paperwork that I would need to sort out before leaving England Could anyone also recommend a gunshop close to Orlando that I could deal with.

  29. Phil
    October 13, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Hi Derek, thanks for your quick reply. Could you please resend your reply to the above email, the other computer has crashed. Cheers, Phil.

  30. sam
    June 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    Great Write up on the m6. After reading your article, I would like to add a m6 scout to my collection. I would like the .22lr one. If any other readers have one for sale feel free to contact me. I am located in San Francisco Ca. My email is sawo415@yahoo.com

  31. Joshua
    January 31, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    I was curious if you have any schematics of the M6, something with dimensions?

    • February 1, 2012 at 1:41 am #

      I don’t, unfortunately.

  32. JoeG
    February 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    JOEL GRAHAM Do you still have the M6 for sale? email me joe.b.groves@gmail.com

  33. carter
    February 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    it’s funcky looking rifule but prity cool

  34. carter
    February 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    how much is this odd rifule

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