View Full Version : Behind the lines....survival guns

12-09-2015, 10:53 PM
I just traded for this CZ made Springfield Armory, Inc. M6 Scout over/under. Top barrel is in .22 Hornet; bottom barrel .410. The main difference between the commercial version and the military version is barrel size; this has 18-1/2" barrels; the military version, 14".


12-09-2015, 11:20 PM
Pretty neat looking.

12-09-2015, 11:47 PM
Looks like a practical setup. .410 gives option of slugs, buckshot, BBs. Was not up to speed on the .22 Hornet and had to look it up. It is much more potent rd than I thought it would be.

12-10-2015, 05:47 PM
This is the gun described to me by my father as being in their aircrew survival kit.

12-10-2015, 07:20 PM
Great find!

I always wanted one, however, they are no longer common, in my neck of the woods at least. That and they are no longer 'cheap'. Certainly one on my list to be sure. And the .22 Hornet is an incredible round!

Good deal....

12-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Very cool and I have many questions

Was this weapon ever used in a air crew down survival situation? Who got it?
SAC crews, pilots in Vietnam get it as part of the equipment fixed wing?
Air Crews flying in northern Canada on the DEW line circa early 1960's? Panama air crews? Did the Navy issue this weapon?
Is there more compartments to put extra survival items in?

By the way I thought you were making a play on words about it being made in Czechoslovakia (Behind the IRON CURTAIN)

12-10-2015, 09:19 PM
My dad said it was part of their survival gear. It would have had to be inside the escape capsule on a SAC B-58 or the ejection seat of a B-47 as those were the only jets he flew in. I could not guess as to what branches and aircraft were stocked with these.