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  • Documented M40 Sniper rifle

    Interesting rifle sold by Rock Island a while ago (2018) as a documented m40 rifle listed in "Death from Afar" except it was not. lol
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  • #2
    Was not what, listed in Death From Afar?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Raven 6 View Post
      Was not what, listed in Death From Afar?
      it was not listed in Death From Afar as a m40 serial number. 221 prefix: "271 thru 275, 277, 279 thru 281" no 276 in that series

      m40 rifles listed in that series 221271, 221272, 221273, 221274, 221 275, 221277, 221279, 221280, 221281
      Last edited by mjmd11; 04-03-2021, 07:08 AM.

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      • #4
        rock island description "This is a genuine U.S.M.C. issue Remington Model 700 sniper rifle from the original 1966 contract that remains in "as issued" configuration."

        was the known list of serials in Death from Afar amended ? are there more known rifles now?

        It appears legit and probably is but the statement was not accurate. Unless there is other provenance, they were wrong to characterize it that way.

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        • #5
          It wouldn't be the first time Rock Island did something similar. As for the rifle, neither, its serial number or the scopes are on Chandlers list, which we know to be incomplete. Other services were buying the m700 sniper rifle from Remington, perhaps one of them. Even the presentation rifles handed out in the eighties were not prior USMC M40's but rufles acquired by the Corp. Beautiful rifle anyways.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mjh30 View Post
            It wouldn't be the first time Rock Island did something similar. As for the rifle, neither, its serial number or the scopes are on Chandlers list, which we know to be incomplete. Other services were buying the m700 sniper rifle from Remington, perhaps one of them. Even the presentation rifles handed out in the eighties were not prior USMC M40's but rufles acquired by the Corp. Beautiful rifle anyways.
            I would love to own it too. I know for a fact there are many that are not listed and that there were service rifles in the seven digit 625's not just presentations and more than a few six digits that could be added when more records become available

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            • #7
              It is a legit rifle, the DFA list is of known guns converted to M40A1's, if it escaped from Marine captivity w/o being converted as this one did it will not be on that list.

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