Parts fix for Springfield M6 survival rifle/shotgun


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borrowedtime69
December 4, 2006, 10:36 PM
i was pretty worried about spare parts for my M6 when i found out they werent making them anymore. the part i worried about the most was the pin that secures the recieiver/barrels essembly to the buttstock as it is only held in by a spring forced indent catch (sorry, best way i could explain it :silly: ).

i worried i would lose it out in the field or cleaning it with no decent replacement and would basically have a club. the only other solution was to put a bolt and a wingnut in place of the pin like VShrake did in his article: http://www.oldjimbo.com/survival/v-shrake/m6.html. this solution was a little too bulky for me so i came up with a new pin idea that would lock the pin into place solidly without extra hardware poking far out away from the reciever.

i bought a Universal Clevis Pin and a small hair (tiny hitch) pin. i inserted the clevis through the assembled gun's pivot pin holes all the way. i then marked the length for cutting. used my dremel carbon disk to cut down the pin. i then used a dremel stone to round out the edges of the new end. i then reinserted the clevis pin and then put in the hair pin through the second hole from the head to lock it in place.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/454776.JPG

i DO NOT think that the pin will ever be knocked loose. i got two sets of these that i will keep. one with the take-down case i bought and maybe put one in one of the two sling pouches as a back up.
http://www.hunt101.com/img/419307.JPG

good shootin everybody! -Eric

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Ohen Cepel
December 4, 2006, 10:52 PM
Good info. Thanks.

I see you also did away with the "trigger guard". Mine didn't last long either:evil: It really messed up the design of the gun in my mind.

gazpacho
December 4, 2006, 11:09 PM
I just went with a 1/4" bolt, washer and wingnut. Works fine, and it's plenty cheap and available.

I also replace the rear flip sight with a nice peep sight. Now Minimags and Winchester 3 pellet OOO Buck have a nice convergence at 25 yards.

CZguy
December 5, 2006, 12:53 AM
borrowedtime69,

Excellent post, thank you.

I also replace the rear flip sight with a nice peep sight. Now Minimags and Winchester 3 pellet OOO Buck have a nice convergence at 25 yards.

What peep site did you use?

Outlaws
December 5, 2006, 01:36 AM
Thats a very cool rifle.

gazpacho
December 5, 2006, 03:21 AM
New England Custom Gun (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=9643&title=PEEP+SIGHT) (NECG)

I had the entire rear site milled off, then had a weaver rail mounted there.

CZguy
December 5, 2006, 11:45 AM
gazpacho,

That looks interesting, any chance of a photo?

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