M6 Scout Introduction

After several pulls and pushes with the FFL I was dealing with – it’s finally here. The BATFE makes it so hard for me to enjoy my law-abiding activities…

I haven’t shot it yet, but that didn’t stop me from opening it up to see what it’s all about. I managed to get things disassembled and took some pictures so that I can share it with all of you. One thing is for sure is that it’s not meat to be taken apart on a regular basis – it’s supposed to haul ass regardless of the conditions. This is THE survival gun. Attempting to put it back together was a pain, but eventually figured it out. I did polish some flat areas a little bit to improve trigger pull; however, had I known what I was up against, I would have just left it alone.

As one might expect, you’ll be seeing a review soon. This time, I have the privilege to compare this with the US Survival Rifle from Henry Repeating Arms. Be sure to check back soon =).

UPDATE:  Without further adieu, here’s my overview of the Springfield M6 Scout rifle.

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4 Comments on “M6 Scout Introduction”

  1. February 26, 2008 at 8:08 pm #

    Very cool. I’m interested to see which one you recommend overall.

  2. February 28, 2008 at 11:12 pm #

    Looking forward to it as well. Of course, to be fair, you’re going to have to figure out how to scope the M6.

  3. February 29, 2008 at 9:38 pm #

    That’s what I’m planning. I was looking at getting a storm proof box together, specifically the Pelican 1495 briefcase, to house this rifle along with other emergency items. While not something that’s going to go inside a backpack, this combination will likely work well with a car, boat, plane set up. I’m picturing a set up much like this one:


    While the SAI blue box is a novelty, they’re hard to come by at an extraordinary price. With a Pelican case, it’ll still float, remain waterproof, but most of all – look so much better at a higher price tag =).

    Finding quick disconnect rings will not be difficult since the mount sold for the M6 Scout is a standard weaver rail. I’m looking at a Burris 2.5×30 scope, but I’ll be shopping for other deals as well.

  4. JGR
    March 23, 2008 at 5:28 am #

    I have had an M6 since 1996 (paid $180). The first thing I did was remove the trigger guard. The squeeze trigger is meant to be used by someone wearing gloves, and the weapon is intended to be carried with the hammer uncocked, so the guard is just an annoyance.

    Some of the early CZ ones were kind of light on the Parkerized finish, so mine needed another Parkerization. If I ever find one in stainless, I’ll probably buy that and paint it.

    The M6 has gone in and out of production several times over the last 20 years (currently out). Aside from the Parkerization, I have had absolutely nothing to complain about. There is no furniture to worry about dinging up, it weighs pretty much nothing, it’s small, safe to carry and easy and cheap to shoot. I almost envy you the chance to have your “first date” with the M6.

    The only thing it doesn’t do is shoot fast. The M6 was built to order for Air Force aircrews, and the philosophy was that a simple, durable weapon was needed as a companion for the pistols they carried. In addition, downed aircrew are supposed to stay quiet, out of sight and be patient. A break-loader fits this type of work perfectly, while the AR-7 (which was Armalite’s entry into the procurement tests) is relatively complex, less versatile (no shotgun), and an excited user can go through a week’s worth of ammo in moments.

    This is in my Go Pack (carried in a modified Browning .50cal barrel bag ), along with 50 shotshells and 100 rounds of .22 Hornet plus the basic load carried in the buttstock. My Sustainment Kit (in a Samsonite rolling hardcase) includes a set of .22H dies and a Lee “boltcutter” press, as well as another 500 rounds of .22h and 200 of .410. I figure if I ever need to, I’ll be able to find bullets, primers and powder, if I have to leave home (I also have dies for my .45 and my .376 Steyr Scout Rifle).

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