What was the M6 air crew survival gun?
The M6 Air Crew Survival Weapon was a specially-made.22 Hornet over.410 bore combination gun issued to United States Air Force aircrews to help forage for food in the event of a plane crash. It was issued from 1952 until the early 1970s, in conjunction with the M4 Survival Rifle.
What kind of rifle is the M6 Scout?
The Springfield Armory M6 Scout is virtually identical to the original M6 and was made in three versions, a .22 Hornet over .410 gauge, a .22 Long Rifle over .410 gauge and a .22 Magnum over .410 gauge. The Scouts were also made with 18.25″ barrels to comply with the National Firearms Act.
What kind of ammunition was in the M6?
A storage compartment in the stock held 9 rounds of .22 Hornet ammunition with 4 shotgun shells. A firing pin selector allowed the shooter to choose which barrel would be fired.
How big is the barrel of a Springfield M6?
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Is there a complete M6 Springfield survival rifle collection?
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Why was the M6 used in the Cold War?
Because most bomber crews operated in the Arctic region during the Cold War, a trigger bar was used that could be depressed while wearing mittens as opposed to a conventional trigger. The M6 was never intended as a weapon with which to engage hostile troops.
What was the size of the M6 rifle?
The M6 was a superposed (“over-under”) combination gun, with a .22 Hornet rifle barrel located above the .410 bore shotgun barrel. It has 14-inch barrels and folds in half to a minimum size of 15 inches.