Remington Model Six: An old fashioned slide action rifle

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Remington Model Six Slide Action Rifle

Remington Model Six was a rare slide action gun. Slide action guns (‘pump guns’ or ‘trombone guns’) are usually associated, at least in Europe, with low-powered .22 rimfire rifles or with shotguns, but providing the design is properly done, there is no reason why the system should not be used with high powered rifles.

Remington, though, seems to be the only people to have made a success of it, and they have featured a center-fire slide action rifle in their catalogs for several years. The Remington Model Six was the latest version, introduced in 1981 and replacing the earlier Remington Model 760.


One advantage of the slide action, if only a cosmetic one, is the ‘streamlined’ shape of the receiver, which flows from the stock line. This box-like receiver is powerful and has an ejection slot on the right side. The box magazine enters below the receiver. Below the barrel is a rod assembly that acts as a bearing surface for the slide grip to move upon.

The Remington has long history of slide action rifles
The Remington has a long history of slide action rifles (Photo: XY)

When the slide is operated, a connecting link cams the breech block out of engagement, locking recess in the receiver, then withdrawing it, ejecting the spent case. The forward stroke then propels the block forward to load the cartridge and cams the block into the locking recess. By careful design of the leverages, the action can be made very smooth. It barely disturbs the aim; the only defect is that there is no mechanical gain to deal with the occasional sticky case.

Monte Carlo stock

The Remington Model 760 has a checkered walnut Monte Carlo stock with a pistol grip, and the slide grip is of similar material. The foresight is a gold beat on a matt ramp, while the rear sight is open, step-adjustable for windage. The receiver is factory drilled and tapped for telescope mounts.

Remington Model Six with Monte Carlo Stock
Remington Model Six with Monte Carlo Stock (Photo: XY)


The Remington Model Six is available in 6 mm, .243, .270, .30-06, and .308 calibers, and its accuracy is good, with groups of just over two inches at 100 yards. Because of the extraction hazard, it pays to try a variety of ammunition to find which particular brand suits this rifle.

Technical specifications

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Co., Ilion, New York, 13357, United States
Type:  pump-action, center-fire, magazine
Caliber: various
Barrel: 22 in (560 mm)
Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.40 kg)
Magazine capacity: 4 rounds

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11 thoughts on “Remington Model Six: An old fashioned slide action rifle”

  1. where can i get a mag for an older760 game master fromthe early 50s the new mag do not fit all ready tried them thanks

  2. Old fashioned my ass! These guns are great if you want a fast second or third shot, with out the typical functioning problems of a semi-auto rifle. Weighing in at just seven pounds, they are great for the still hunter. I am just wondering if Remington’s custom shop will build me on in 375H&H or 458 Win Mag?

  3. Accurate details. Thank you. I hold my 308 in the highest regards. Love the engraving on wood and metal. Very well made. The reason I bought my BDL.

  4. accuracy just over 2″. let me take you to the range and show you half that group with factory, hunting ammo. I have 3 pumps that can perform this well

  5. A birthday present in 1983, I received a Model 6 in 6mm. I took about a dozen deer and a 250 pound black bear with it before my hunting days slowed down. That gun always had the cleanest kills of any in my group of hunters and I was not surprised when David Petzel, in the July 2007 edition of Field and Stream, said it was the best cartridge for varmint to medium size game.

  6. LOL I have 8 mags for 2 rifles one in 30-06 and the other in .35 Whelen they range from the early 60’s to 1988 and they all work in both rifles with NO problem!

  7. Frank Mucerino, Thomas M. Hardesty LOL I have 8 mags for 2 – 7600 rifles one in 30-06 and the other in .35 Whelen they range from the early 60’s to 1988 and they all work in both rifles with NO problem!.

    Frank P. both my 7600 are 1″ groups @ 150 yds

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