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[[File:Ingram Model 6 Submachine Gun 45 ACP SMG FirearmWiki (1).png|500px|thumb|right|The Ingram Model 6, a low cost alternative to the Thompson submachine gun designed by [[Gordan Ingram]] and manufactured by [[Police Ordnance Company]].]]
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[[File:Ingram-Model-6-Submachine-Gun-45-ACP-SMG-Firearm-Wiki-FirearmWiki-1.png|frame|right|Right side view of the [[Ingram Model 6]], a [[.45 ACP]] submachine gun designed by [[Gordon Ingram]] and manufactured by [[Police Ordnance Company]] from 1949 to 1952. It bears heavy resemblance to the [[Thompson]].]]
  
 
The '''Ingram Model 6''' (or '''Ingram M6''' for short) is a [[.45 ACP]] [[submachine gun]] that was designed by [[Gordon B. Ingram]] and was manufactured from 1949 through 1952 by the [[Police Ordnance Company]] of Los Angeles, California. According to Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons (video below), approximately 2,000 of the guns were made.
 
The '''Ingram Model 6''' (or '''Ingram M6''' for short) is a [[.45 ACP]] [[submachine gun]] that was designed by [[Gordon B. Ingram]] and was manufactured from 1949 through 1952 by the [[Police Ordnance Company]] of Los Angeles, California. According to Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons (video below), approximately 2,000 of the guns were made.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
  
* http://www.machinegunboards.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=11051
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* [http://www.machinegunboards.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=11051 Machine Gun Boards: "Ingram Model 6 Submachine Gun Reference Page" by user "dalbert"] - An ''incredibly'' informative forum post / article on the Ingram M6 and its counterparts.
 
* [http://modernfirearms.net/en/submachine-guns/u-s-a-submachine-guns/ingram-m6-eng/ Modern Firearms]
 
* [http://modernfirearms.net/en/submachine-guns/u-s-a-submachine-guns/ingram-m6-eng/ Modern Firearms]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-tNlBiz_w0 Ingram Model 6: Like A Thompson Without the Price Tag (Sort Of)]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-tNlBiz_w0 Ingram Model 6: Like A Thompson Without the Price Tag (Sort Of)]

Latest revision as of 05:10, 1 May 2022

Right side view of the Ingram Model 6, a .45 ACP submachine gun designed by Gordon Ingram and manufactured by Police Ordnance Company from 1949 to 1952. It bears heavy resemblance to the Thompson.

The Ingram Model 6 (or Ingram M6 for short) is a .45 ACP submachine gun that was designed by Gordon B. Ingram and was manufactured from 1949 through 1952 by the Police Ordnance Company of Los Angeles, California. According to Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons (video below), approximately 2,000 of the guns were made.

Apparently,

Overview

The Ingram Model 6 has an appearance that somewhat resembles a Thompson submachine gun. In fact, it was intended to be sold as a low cost alternative for domestic law enforcement agencies in the United States. The typical version was produced with a wood stock, pistol grip and front grip, with an overall length is approximately 30" with the barrel being 9" in length. It featured a stick-type magazine with a capacity of 30 rounds.

Variants

Photo from the Ingram Model 6 manual showing both the police and military models of the submachine gun. The gun's spike bayonet can also be seen in the lower right-hand corner. Image from MachineGunBoards user "dalbert".

Police Model

Very reminiscent of a Thompson, especially with its ribbed / finned barrel and diagonal foregrip.


Military Model

NOTE: Actual differences between variants isn't completely clear. More info needed, especially on subsequent models eg "Model 7" etc.

A Model 7 version was made in 1952, the main difference being that it was able to fire from a closed bolt and had a fire mode selector. Apparently, only a few of these were made in the 1950s.

External links

Videos

Video from Ian McCollum (Forgotten Weapons) on YouTube:


A video of the Ingram M6 (police variant) being fired in full-auto: