DIY M6 Scout

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by MUG, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. MUG

    MUG New Member

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    Complete ground up build of a .410 O/U based on the Springfield Armory M6 Scout. Slightly longer and more stout than the original. Test fired without incident. Still have some finishing touches to complete.
     

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Very cool. Welcome to FTF.
     

  3. MUG

    MUG New Member

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    Thanks brother.
     
  4. FullautoUSA

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    Great job, when you say ground up, are you saying that you fabricated the parts?
     
  5. MUG

    MUG New Member

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    That's correct. The only purchased items were the hardware. Pins, screws, springs etc. Everything else was fabricated.
     
  6. Jstrong

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    How much did it cost you to build them? Would you ever consider selling one assuming you had proper licenses?
     
  7. MUG

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    The fab work didn't cost me anything but time. I'm a steel fabricator by trade and have access to all the necessary equipment and material. I would guess that I probably have about $150 total for both guns. That's just for the hardware. I could probably get that cost down some, but I bought most of the hardware from McMaster Carr, which is about the most expensive place to by from.
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    .410 over what?
    The only one i ever got to shoot was .410/.22 hornet.
     
  9. MUG

    MUG New Member

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    Both barrels are .410. I didn't have a way to broach a barrel effectively for a .22 caliber. This was my first attempt at a complete build and I didn't want to take a lot of time trying to get a .22 barrel machined. I still had several other details that I needed to work through to make the gun functional.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

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    Whats the stock made of--
    Weight?
     
  11. MUG

    MUG New Member

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    It's all steel. Made out of 16 ga. It's hollow with slot and tabbed ribs. Plug welded and ground. Like the Springfield M6, it has on board ammo storage in the stock. 11 .410 rounds. It is a little heavy, weighing in at around 8lbs. I keep it in my vehicle, broke down. Also like the original, there is a single pin that seperates the barrel completely or simply unlock the breech lock and fold it in two.
     
  12. HOSSFLY

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    Thanks- very interesting :)
     
  13. srtolly1

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    I like that. I want to build something like that but shorter barrels and a pistol grip for a tractor gun.
     
  14. MUG

    MUG New Member

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    Thanks. My next build is going to be a single shot break barrel .410 handgun. Similar in function to the Cobray/Leinad derringer but with the look of a modern semi-auto handgun. Another poor mans judge.
     
  15. FullautoUSA

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    Awesome, post some pictures when you're done!
     
  16. srtolly1

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    Can't wait for the next one. How is the accuracy on the double barrel.
     
  17. FullautoUSA

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  18. FullautoUSA

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    Just use a 16 inch barrel
     
  19. MUG

    MUG New Member

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    Initial tests were using Winchester 2 1/2 inch 1/2 oz. #9 shot target load at approximately 15 yards. Pretty even pattern against a 12" target. I was playing it safe when first fired in case something went wrong, so I hip shot the first few rounds. The barrels are 20" long verses the military issued 14.5" and the civilian 18.5"
     
  20. MUG

    MUG New Member

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    I can honestly say I've never heard of the M4. I chose the M6 design because I know someone that owns one and I always liked the functionality. Living less than tem miles from Springfield Armory, I knew that the M6 wasn't being manufactured anymore, so I decided to try and duplicate from memory and pictures.