Ingram Model 6

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Model 6
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Ingram Model 6 SMG
TypeSubmachine gun
Place of originUnited States
Service history
In service1949–1952
Used by Cuba
 United States
Production history
ManufacturerPolice Ordnance Company
VariantsModel 7
Mass3.3 kg
Length762 mm
Barrel length228 mm

Cartridge9×19mm Parabellum
.45 ACP
.38 Super
Rate of fire600 rounds/min
Effective firing range25 m for .45 ACP variants, 50 m for .38 Super and 9mm Parabellum variants
Maximum firing range100 m
Feed system30-round magazine
SightsIron sights

The Ingram Model 6 is a .45 ACP caliber submachine gun that was designed by Gordon B. Ingram and manufactured from 1949 through 1952 by the Police Ordnance Company of Los Angeles, California.


Although the Model 6 has an appearance similar to the Thompson submachine gun, it was intended to be sold as a low cost alternative for domestic law enforcement agencies in the United States. Normally produced with a wood stock, pistol grip and front grip, the overall length is approximately 30" with the barrel being 9"; the magazine is a stick design with a capacity of 30 rounds.


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

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