Springfield M6


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burrhead
October 30, 2003, 01:59 PM
I'm thinking about getting one of these for walking and potting bunnies and skillet shots on quail. The light weight and low price are the big attractions. Anybody got one? How bad is the trigger?
TIA

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sprokker
October 30, 2003, 05:17 PM
Buy this gun, you'll love it!

The M6 is my favourite small & upland game gun. It's accurate & reliable, small & light, it takes down and reassembles in seconds without tools, and it's got a storage compartment for extra ammo! :D

So what if it looks like a shop project? On my last trip I fired three shots and took 3 Sage Grouse.

The trigger is... unusual. I would not put up with that trigger on a 10-22, an 870, or a 700. But on the M6, it's fine.

My only gripe (are you listening, Springfield?) is that the take-down pin doesnt have a hole for a key-ring, but 15 minutes in the machine shop will fix that. I bought a generic 1/4" pin with a key-ring already in it, put in the detent groove on a lathe, and tied it to the barrel with a piece of nylon string so I dont lose it.

Here's some websites with more info on the M6:
http://www.milesfortis.com/church/akc13.htm
http://www.oldjimbo.com/survival/v-shrake/m6.html

Highly recommended!

burrhead
October 30, 2003, 07:19 PM
Great links Sprokker; thank you. Looks like I need to order one. :D

mgjohn
October 30, 2003, 07:36 PM
They have a new model out that has a normal trigger and the stock folds to the side. I have two of them and older orignal model and a newer one made by CZ. Great guns and they shoot far better than they look like they would.

The trigger pull on both of mine is nice. I can hit golf balls at 100 yards (most of the time) and have shot some 1 inch groups at 100 yards. (Quality ammo and a lot of good luck)

larryw
October 30, 2003, 07:56 PM
mgjohn, I've been waffling over one of these for quite some time and your mention of the "normal" trigger and side folding stock intrigue me.

I was planning on buying one with the squeeze trigger and lopping off the handguard so it will fold properly; does yours fix this problem?

Can you post pictures?

thanks!

LostCajun
October 31, 2003, 10:06 AM
You stated they have one with a normal trigger. I looked at the Springfield
site and I dont see it. Do you know of a link? I they have changed the trigger I want one of these.

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