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#21 huggytree

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:02 PM

could be just a mag issue....only 1 mag?

 

you paid good $ for that gun, i would send it back to Ruben and let him handle it....youve got 12 months to wait...why bother yourself... 

 

congrats on the gun...mine is sitting in jail also

 

once you get it going you will enjoy it....in sub gun competitions it will be like cheating with that trigger.....ive only shot mine 2 sessions (approx 500-600 rounds)..on the first session i found full auto hard to control, by the second time i could blast away at a silouette at 15 yards and hold it on target....my only complaint on the gun is the poor ergonomics of the pistol grip...it wore the skin right off my thumb...almost need shooting gloves...second session i held it more loosely and that helped...then i found the trigger guard also rubbed on my hand...its an interesting gun and will probably start some conversations at any machine gun shoot event.

 

post a video when it gets running...i had some video's of mine, but got rid of them

 

also check out the macman book...its where i first saw it and wanted one..


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#22 Rebel Rifle Ordnance LLC

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 09:24 AM

Robert Naess got the gun sorted for me and Reuben took care of the bill.  Here is the assessment:

 

The barrel appears to be a replacement to me, but it might be original. The gun has an early serial number, 344, and it is possible that early guns had composite barrels in the fashion in which yours was done. The breech ring, which is numbered to the gun, is a separate part, bored out, threaded and a barrel threaded into the ring and cross pinned. Bore is excellent.
 
All the M6s, both police and commercial guns, that I have worked on have been higher serial numbers and all have had numbered, one piece barrels, so this one is unique in my experience. 
 
The bolt in your gun is a composite also. The body of the bolt is one piece and the smaller OD section with the firing pin, extractor and ejector groove is a second piece. You might recall what it looks like. The body is half-section for part of the way and the second piece is inserted into a centered hole about in the middle of the body and cross pinned with the smaller OD part extending forward. 
 
The bolt impacts the breech face. Since the headspace was too long, I chucked up the bolt to skim the part of the bolt that impacts the breech face. Unfortunately, the smaller OD part is no longer perfectly concentric with the bolt body interfering with working the face of the bolt that impacts the breech face. I removed the cross pin holding the smaller OD section in the body, but could not remove the smaller OD part. I was able to skim some metal but the eccentric smaller OD section interfered and not enough was removed to close up the headspace.
 
I removed the barrel, skimmed the breech face and tested the headspace several times to allow the small OD section of the bolt to close up the headspace sufficiently to correct it.
 
The extractor was pretty well worn and would not reliably extract so it has been replaced.
 
On removal of the barrel, I also disassembled the foregrip from the barrel. The foregrip was cracked through along the woodgrain at the thinner cross section. The mounting bar for the grip is screwed into a channel on the top of the grip which was holding it together. I glued the grip back together with an epoxy glue. Other police M6s that I've had also had cracked grips due to the way the grips are made with the diagonal woodgrain. The angle of the grain makes the grip vulnerable to cracking when the grip is pressed forward or backward in use.
 
The elevator for the rear sight is missing, which you might already know about. I don't know where to find one of these, but there are sight specialists who will have the parts since it is a standard KING sporting sight from that era.
 

I have tested the gun with several full mags and it functions as it should. Mag works fine.


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#23 Grasshopper

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:41 PM

Hi,

 

I've been studying the Ingram M6.  I know there are at least 2 different extractors.  Does your S/N 344 have the long tail or more "pork-chop" shape?

 

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#24 Rebel Rifle Ordnance LLC

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:06 AM

Looks like the bottom one in that picture that I think you describe as "pork chop" lol.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 11:16 PM

Hi RRO,

 

Thanks.  That is the latest "pork-chop" extractor S/N I've seen so far.

 

Sincerely,

 

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:03 AM

Glad you got your M6 going. Bob has rewatted both my military and police M6s and they run fine. Also thanks to Macman here for supplying what he could to get them going, he knows he can shoot either of them anytime he comes to the creek. The coloring on your gun is simply patina. It has a charm like a trusty worn service revolver. A product like flitz will remove the brown on your gun, then you are left with shiney steel and what blueing remains. Every now and scarcely then, a complete lower with wood will show up in nice condition. I know where one is but again, if it were my gun, it would all stay as it is with its service use.
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:14 AM

The longer I go in NFA and Title 1 guns, I actually prefer two classes of guns.  Either MINT or worn with patina.  This one has the been there done it look and I love it!  Nothing in the world wrong with that.  I've converted three Thompson mag's and they work flawlessly.  I intend to make a buch more and sell them for $125.  Yeah that's a lot but it takes me several hours and I'm meticulous with detail and will guarantee them to work flawlessly.  Anyone that wants some, hit me up and that will get a fire stoked under my butt to get more made.  I have about 40 Thompson mag's just waiting to be converted.


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#28 huggytree

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:22 AM

your gun now appears to be worth $10,000!!!.....as per a bid on GB and also Franks asking price this past week.......the M6 appears to be my best investment....congrats on getting the mags running....there's a market if you can get the price down under $100....but the more new ones show up with only 1 mag the more those converted thompson mags are worth........if i only had one id gladly pay $125 for another.....


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