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Parts fix for Springfield M6 survival rifle/shotgun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by borrowedtime69, Dec 4, 2006.

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  1. borrowedtime69

    borrowedtime69 Member

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    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.

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    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.
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    good shootin everybody! -Eric
     
  2. Ohen Cepel

    Ohen Cepel Member

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    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.
     
  3. gazpacho

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    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.
     
  4. CZguy

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    borrowedtime69,

    Excellent post, thank you.

    What peep site did you use?
     
  5. Outlaws

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    Thats a very cool rifle.
     
  6. gazpacho

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    New England Custom Gun (NECG)

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

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    gazpacho,

    That looks interesting, any chance of a photo?
     
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