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Old 03-20-2017, 09:33 AM
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I was looking on GB yesterday and happened across this.
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/631039951

I have owned a few of the 40X and XB models but not an XR. I think this one may be a little too pretty to take to shooting matches, but may put a bid or two on it and see what happens. Seller has no reserve and is advertised only as a 40x. Anyone know what years these were made? This one has a SN- 0550xxR
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:41 AM
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That is a very nice 40X, but is definitely not an XR model
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:19 AM
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That is a very nice 40X, but is definitely not an XR model
Wonder what it is then? I thought ( I am not a 40X expert ) when the R was in the SN, thats what it would be. Please educate me.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:30 AM
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Wonder what it is then? I thought ( I am not a 40X expert ) when the R was in the SN, thats what it would be. Please educate me.
Don't know about now but for me the R suffix made it an XR. This coincided with the changeover to 24" barrel vs. 28" with roughly .880" od at the muzzle. The one I had and got hosed out of by a nice gent who took advantage of my generosity was 04XXXXR and IIRC had a '78 or '79 barrel code. So 05XXXXR would be early to mid 80's I assume?
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:53 AM
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Dont want to completely highjack this thread but whats the difference in a X, XB, and XR?
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Dont want to completely highjack this thread but whats the difference in a X, XB, and XR?
I will answer 2/3 of your question.

The 40x is a Remington 722 action (which I believe is 22LR only). The 40XB is a Remington 700 action (used on both rimfire and centerfire). As I understand it, the R suffix means it is a repeater (has a magazine). 40X and 40XB are single shot only.
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This appears to be a XR bbld action in a XB stock .

The"R" is for rimfire,, not repeater and the "letter "C"s for centerfire.


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Wonder what it is then? I thought ( I am not a 40X expert ) when the R was in the SN, thats what it would be. Please educate me.
Serial number is not shown and this rifle has, IMHO, been reblued and restocked. Very nice stock, but I've never seen a factory stock like that one.

Rifle is not a repeater.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:39 PM
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Remington's 22 version of their across the course rifle, the stock was a "position" stock with wood version having adjustable buttplate, later version I believe had a McMillan fiberglass stock with cheek and buttplate adjustments, barrel length was 24". Might be a XR action in a new stock. I've owned an XR Remington
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:43 PM
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Just going off the ad, seller states "SN 0550xxR" I would assume they wrote it down correctly. I suppose it could have been a Remington Custom Shop order or as stated above, a Barreled Action fitted to an earlier XB stock or a custom stock.
I had a 40XB U.S. marked one once, that had a custom stock, that was a duplicate of the regular 40XB stock. Too pretty for me, so I sold it, actually parted it out.



I will see where this one winds up, before making a buying decision. Thanks for all the useful information.
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I will answer 2/3 of your question.

The 40x is a Remington 722 action (which I believe is 22LR only). The 40XB is a Remington 700 action (used on both rimfire and centerfire). As I understand it, the R suffix means it is a repeater (has a magazine). 40X and 40XB are single shot only.
As BrianJ points out in his earlier post, the R does not signify a repeater.

It appears to identify a 40X rimfire sporter model in 700 action.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:42 PM
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40X

How about a 40XBR?

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Old 03-21-2017, 05:47 PM
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That is a very nice 40X, but is definitely not an XR model
The R in the SN that I posted is correct, I contacted the seller to verify, so it definitely is a XR

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Serial number is not shown and this rifle has, IMHO, been reblued and restocked. Very nice stock, but I've never seen a factory stock like that one.
The SN is as posted 0550##R Seller says not reblued, just well cared for. These were available from the Remington Custom Shop as barreled actions, so I assume it was put into that marksman stock by the first owner. May be from a XB.

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I will answer 2/3 of your question.

The 40x is a Remington 722 action (which I believe is 22LR only). The 40XB is a Remington 700 action (used on both rimfire and centerfire). As I understand it, the R suffix means it is a repeater (has a magazine). 40X and 40XB are single shot only.
The 40X is based off the 722 centerfire (short) action, there was also a 721 that was the long action, neither one was available in rimfire.. R did not stand for repeater, but you know that now. 40X and 40XB were available as centerfire as well.

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As BrianJ points out in his earlier post, the R does not signify a repeater.

It appears to identify a 40X rimfire sporter model in 700 action.
Almost, there were 40X sporters single shot and clip fed, as well heavy barreled rifles that were only single shot.

I do appreciate anyone that post useful information, but, if the information is incorrect, or speculation, its not really useful. I am not new to 40Xs or XBs, I have and have had several. The 40XR is one I knew nothing about, other that seeing some in person and here on RFC, I was not sure where they fit into the timeline of the 40X series. Now I do.

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Well, one would think that should about cover the 'facts' on 40's. Might not do for speculation or 'I thought's' but pretty close to complete for facts George.lol

Me is a thinkin that is gonna be one expensive rimfire when the dust settles. Willing to bet a '64 Studebaker V8 starter that 2 Grand will be surpassed by several more bids!!!!!! In fact I am leanin halfway to the next 'G'.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:05 PM
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Well, one would think that should about cover the 'facts' on 40's. Might not do for speculation or 'I thought's' but pretty close to complete for facts George.lol

Me is a thinkin that is gonna be one expensive rimfire when the dust settles. Willing to bet a '64 Studebaker V8 starter that 2 Grand will be surpassed by several more bids!!!!!! In fact I am leanin halfway to the next 'G'.
SD,
I don't know, I suppose volumes of information on the 40X series could be gathered and written about in one place.

There was actually another one that sold on GB today for 1650.00
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/629714048
as well as a XB heavy barrel that went for 1550.00, made the XR look like a bargain as far as condition goes. I guess the market is at a high right now. Thanks for you input, I think your right, the one in this post may end up higher than I expect it to go, but may well be a bargain to someone. I have 3 40Xs with standard barrels and one XB HB, thats most likely enough.

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