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Old 09-20-2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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Adventure/camping fold-up Rifle .22/410 scout M6

Enclosed is a walk thru development of the Springfield M6 Scout rifle. The intent of the modifications is to create a survival rifle which can be carried discretely in my pannier box on the KLR650. The rifle shoots both 22LR and .410 shotgun shells. It breaks down into 2 halves quickly and contains ample storage space for a few survival items. The gun barrels are 18.5 inches in length and if scope mounted is a known “tack driver”. These “combo” guns are out of production and hence, no longer available. I have seen them in used condition for sale for $200 to $800.

Rifle ready for modifications

Aimpoint scope at 1x power with 2x adapter if required. Off of E-bay for ~$55.

scope mount

.410 iron sight

transition to .22 sight

.22 bead sight

markings on reciever

trigger guard....Need to remove this item. Notice hammer is release by squeezing the trigger

as removed

butt stock storage cavity 15x .22 shells + 4x .410 shells (up to 3 inch)

.22 barrel diameter

.410 barrel diameter

receiving end

measure circumference of barrel

mark

cut

apply self adhesive backing camo decal

nice and tight finish

repeat for the .410 barrel

like so....

articulated into storage position

add some of thet bed liner to the bottom of the .410 barrel so, it will not scuff when resting on ground

remove the shell holder

remove stock top lid

pull out and off to the band saw!

need to take advantage of this large cavity

trim away the butt stock

chuck the trimmed part on the left

reinstall butt plate

camo trace

manually trim holes

apply decals

attach scope

went crazy with the decals!

snap cap dummy rounds for trigger practice dry firing

will keep shells here

cut, velcro and attach

on right side 6x shell capacity

looks good so far

back rack of KLR650

will keep this as fire starter (+waterproof tinder)

won’t fit too wide

off to band saw

that’s better

use laser for scope sighting

down barrels at neighbors house

use as waterproof container

add decal

add fish stuff

.410 options #7.5 shot + # 4 shot + slug options

exposed rounds

.22 options Stinger LR hollows + CB shorts. The CB’s are very quiet

almost done

butt plate stock open

attach button compass to stock

compact stowed position

another view

fit in KLR Happy trails pannier easily

plenty of room

weight of barrel+ scope

weight of reciever full up 6x .410 shells + 30x rounds of .22

attached compass

velcro’d shell holder + fishing container

close-up of decal work

hammer + hammer safety

pin joint

top latch release button

included survival stuff

when stowed

in sil-net waterproof bag
Now I can take this plinker on backwoods excursions and hide in locked panniers without worry. Complements the KLR. Easy to shoot and meets my expectations.
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:52 PM   #2
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Very nice job you've done.

I used to carry an Armalite AR7 .22. In theory, a good survival rifle. In practice, it jams a lot and is not very accurate. Yours is the better choice.
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Old 09-21-2007, 04:53 AM   #3
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I did not know it was not made anymore.
I would give a thought to having a 22 Mag reamer
run into it. Would not cost much to do and being a
single shot its not like you be burning alot of shell thru it.
If needed would give you a big power jump. Just a thought

OBTW They use to make this little jew in 22 mag and look like it could be the bee's knees for a bike. Stainless steel and 16.5 barrel. and breaks down with one knob that screws out. Only comes in 22 LR now.
http://www.taurususa.com/products/gu....cfm?series=C3


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Old 09-21-2007, 06:46 AM   #4
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Wow, Great job.

If you ever want to build another or part with it, let me know! I want one.......
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:37 AM   #5
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Outstanding!
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:55 AM   #6
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nice.

I got my son this matched set, a break-open single shot with three barrels - .22, .243, 20 ga. for Christmas for $267 when he was just old enough to shoot but now he prefers a bigger rifle. I may turn it into my pack rifle. not as light as yours as I'll have to tote two (or more) barrels but it wouldn't seem to be too cumbersome for the bike.



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Old 09-21-2007, 07:58 AM   #7
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Great conversion!


I always wanted to try something like that with a Savage model 24C "Camper" version, similar to this one but in .30-30/12ga:


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Old 09-21-2007, 10:45 AM   #8
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Do you know the length and weight of this setup? Seems like a 20 gauge would be a good survival gun choice.
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nice.

I got my son this matched set, a break-open single shot with three barrels - .22, .243, 20 ga. for Christmas for $267 when he was just old enough to shoot but now he prefers a bigger rifle. I may turn it into my pack rifle. not as light as yours as I'll have to tote two (or more) barrels but it wouldn't seem to be too cumbersome for the bike.



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Old 09-21-2007, 10:57 AM   #9
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Nice nice job. I always liked that little M6.
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:24 PM   #10
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here is a video showing the M6 in action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7atQdsFrxo
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:56 PM   #11
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Very nicely done.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:05 PM   #12
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Do you know the length and weight of this setup? Seems like a 20 gauge would be a good survival gun choice.
Keithm
The YOUTH combo version is what you want, it has the lighter receiver. Still not light. but it comes with a soft case that will fit in a pelican 1550 easy enough. I think the 3 barrel version (22, 20, plus 243) would come in around 12 pounds with 2 scopes.

I am up to 3 rossi's in the safe. not a great rifle, but a respectable trigger and a super bargain. I have $500 or less in all three of them including scopes--you can afford to let them get banged around.

The one I have wanted for a survival gun would be a 45-70 and 410 combo. 410 is great for rabbits and such. A 20 gauge gets it done, the shells are probably cheaper, but they are so much bigger and heavier to carry.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:31 PM   #13
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KLR4755,

Very nice job! I'd like one. Too bad they don't make them anymore.
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:10 PM   #14
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Try a gun auction web site such as:
http://www.gunbroker.com
Type in m6 scout in the search line. They have 2x M6's (one is the stainless steel model 22 hornet model) up for auction right now for ~$500.
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:05 AM   #15
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Do you know the length and weight of this setup? Seems like a 20 gauge would be a good survival gun choice.
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