Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 480: Remington 700/M40 Style Sniper Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Remington 700/M40 Style Sniper Rifle

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: 700
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.62 mm Nato
Barrel: 24 inch
Finish: parkerized
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2022
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 334
Class: Modern Long Gun

This rifle is an assembled USMC M40 type sniper rifle that is complete with a current commercial recreation of the rare Green Redfield 3X9 sniper scope. The serial number range of this rifle falls within the mid to late 1960s production Remington rifles, and the complete barreled action, scope base, and rings have been properly assembled to include clip slotting the receiver and remarking the left side of the receiver ring with "U.S." The serial number is outside the known and documented original USMC M40 serial number range. It has been fitted with a heavy weight, target pattern type barrel that is only marked on the left side "7.62 NATO/Heart proof". The right side is stamped with the circled "REP" proof. The left side of the receiver is marked Remington Model 700, and it has been properly clip slotted and fitted with a new commercial manufacture (Redfield style) M40 type one-piece scope base and ring set. It is fitted with one of the current/new production Green Redfield 3X9 sniper scopes that perfectly duplicate the original M40 sniper scope. It is fitted with a correct pattern early walnut M40 stock as supplied by the Remington factory that is fitted with the aluminum Remington marked checkered buttplate and the correct wide military style sling swivels. The complete rifle (action and barrel) have a medium gray parkerized finish with an anodized trigger guard and floorplate with a blued scope base and parkerized scope rings. It is complete with a correct Vietnam era web sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine as custom made with 98% of the refinished parkerized finish overall. The walnut stock is also very fine showing only a couple minor handling marks. The scope is like new with clear sharp optics. A very nice recreation of a USMC M40 sniper rifle that will nicely fill a normally vacant slot in your collection.

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