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  • Rock Island Auction September 2018

    Anyone with really deep pockets?

    https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...tnam-remington

  • #2
    Is there documented USMC identification or just "falls in the range" according to Chandler.

    Does the fore tip of the stock look a bit strange? Almost like one of the police stocks reshaped?
    "...But they would never find anything to beat the old Springfield ...the long sleek streamline, very slim but with potent bulges, all in the just exactly right places to give it that pugnaciously forward-leaning, eager look that marked the Springfield. Beside it, the M1 looked like a fat old man puffing with a lack of training...the two most beautiful things made in America were the ax-handle and the clipper ship? ...they should have added one more thing: The Springfield '03 rifle..."

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    • Majikani
      Majikani commented
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      Also, does the serial number stamping look odd / uneven to anyone but me?

  • #3
    posted in wrong spot.

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    • pmclaine
      pmclaine commented
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      Replied in wrong spot
      Last edited by pmclaine; 07-24-2018, 01:07 PM.

  • #4
    You have to watch the wording on the RIA offerings. They only guarantee the listing to be accurate "as described", I learned the hard way years ago on an item I won. I am no expert, but there are few things in the description that don't pass the "smell test", but I doubt that will stop the deep pocket buyers. Unfortunately for many moneyed collectors the provenance of being sold by RIA is all they need to verify authenticity.

    I think the latest offering (6257309) from the CMP was a buy. A scope, mount and a good cleaning will go a long way to doubling the value of that rifle. And CMP provenance is irrefutable!

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    • #5
      Originally posted by pmclaine View Post
      Is there documented USMC identification or just "falls in the range" according to Chandler.
      Off topic - but what volume of Chandlers' book do I want to learn more about the M40A1-A5? Does the most recent version cover everything or do I need all of the volumes?

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      • macethetemplar
        macethetemplar commented
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        Volume 1 has the most A1 including Unertl serial ship dates and such. but I believe they all have at least a little bit. Ill check again later I haven't flipped through them in a while.

    • #6
      Daaaaang, someone must be liquidating their USMC sniper collection...

      https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...n-sniper-rifle

      https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...ed-1942-sniper

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      • #7
        Originally posted by kft101 View Post
        Daaaaang, someone must be liquidating their USMC sniper collection...

        https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...n-sniper-rifle

        https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...ed-1942-sniper
        Allan Cors, former NRA president. Check out the tanks he is also selling in the auction.

        Cass

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        • #8
          One would think that there would be some provenance with that rifle given the collection it is coming from.

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          • #9
            The M40 #221276 is listed in Senich's "One-Round War". I think that establishes providence.

            And yes, buyer beware with RIA and Julia's auctions.

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            • SemperFi
              SemperFi commented
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              It's not "listed", per se, but it is shown (p.171, "The One-Round War" c. 1996) and described. The stock in the book photo matches the stock in the auction, so it's almost certainly the same rifle. The photo credit in "The One-Round War" was not attributed to the Marine Corps, but to Allan D. Cors (who became the 63d President of the NRA, ca. 2015-2017), presumably from his private collection at the time (~1996). It would be nice to know if the rifle in the auction is directly from the Cors (not Corps, LOL!) collection, or if it's changed hands since.

              Keep in mind that Mr. Cors was not president of the NRA at the time Mr. Senich wrote "The One-Round War, so it would also be interesting to know how Mr. Cors acquired the rifle. In other words, was it truly an issued rifle, as Mr. Senich seemed to believe, or is there still room for the possibility the rifle is a custom, pieced-together "clone"? I'd want to know that before spending that kind of money.

          • #10
            Looks like a couple more interesting rifles up for the December auction.

            https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...s-sniper-rifle

            https://www.rockislandauction.com/de.../winchester-70

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            • Defender3
              Defender3 commented
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              Just my opinion, but there's some pretty "loose" language in the M40 description starting with the title listing as a Remington 700 (M40). The lawyers must have worked overtime on that one...
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