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Old 02-12-2017, 06:59 PM
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Hi Folks!

Well, for the second time in a month, a vintage rimfire target rifle unexpectedly followed me home from an auction …



The rifle is a Remington 40-X in .22 Long Rifle. It’s serial number 046858R with a barrel date code that looks kinda like “AZ”.



The barrel is 24 inches and shows no sign of being cut, but it is drilled and tapped for front and rear sights. I’m also wondering whether the trigger is original.



Any help in identifying and dating the gun would be appreciated. I can’t wait to mount a scope on it and give it a run against the Anschutz 1813 I picked up in January.

Thanks!
Dave

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Old 02-12-2017, 07:16 PM
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40XR

Dave you have a 40XR. Early "70s" this was introduced in order to comply with ISU rules. Sounds like its all factory, 24"barrel and all. Very nice.

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Old 02-12-2017, 07:37 PM
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I have a rifle almost identical to yours YES the trigger is a Factory 40X the screw in front of the trigger is a Weight of Pull adjustment --turn Rite to make the pull heavier (Clockwise) and Left (Counter Clockwise) for lighter pull

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Old 02-12-2017, 07:52 PM
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I also have an XR just like it. Yours would have been made in March of 75. Wish I could find things like that at an auction.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:04 PM
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Dave you have a 40XR. Early "70s" this was introduced in order to comply with ISU rules. Sounds like its all factory, 24"barrel and all. Very nice.
Thanks! It also has a large screw on the bottom of the forearm. Is it a barrel tuning screw?

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I have a rifle almost identical to yours YES the trigger is a Factory 40X the screw in front of the trigger is a Weight of Pull adjustment --turn Rite to make the pull heavier (Clockwise) and Left (Counter Clockwise) for lighter pull
Excellent! Thanks for the nice, simple instructions!

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Old 02-12-2017, 08:11 PM
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I also have an XR just like it. Yours would have been made in March of 75. Wish I could find things like that at an auction.
Thanks! They actually had four 40-Xs at the auction -- Redding Auction, north of Gettysburg, Pa. -- the one shown here plus a NIB .22 Sporter, a .22 with a grey synthetic stock and a .308.

Redding has gun auctions most Sundays and it typically offers quality stuff.

Enjoy!
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Old 02-13-2017, 01:28 AM
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Thanks! They actually had four 40-Xs at the auction -- Redding Auction, north of Gettysburg, Pa. -- the one shown here plus a NIB .22 Sporter, a .22 with a grey synthetic stock and a .308.

Redding has gun auctions most Sundays and it typically offers quality stuff.

Enjoy!
Dave
I saw that grey synthetic stock 40-XR on the Internet. If that gun is a factory original, it looks like it could be a very rare special order gun. The pictures on the website were not good enough to tell. I wish I could have been there live to check it our. It looks like you scored a dandy. Just the kind of stray that you could get to like in a few years.
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:47 AM
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I saw that grey synthetic stock 40-XR on the Internet. If that gun is a factory original, it looks like it could be a very rare special order gun.
I looked up the 40-XR in the Gyde book this morning, and the gray stock on the 40-XR that sold yesterday appears to be the same as the one shown in the Gyde book.

Enjoy!
Dave

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Old 02-13-2017, 08:18 AM
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Question ... Did the 40-XR ship with a hand stop? Or would the shooter have provided his or her own?

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Old 02-13-2017, 10:52 AM
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Shipped complete.

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40x's

I saw these for sale. If you don't mind sharing what did they go for?
Thanks
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:33 PM
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I saw these for sale. If you don't mind sharing what did they go for?
With taxes and fees, I paid $968 for mine.

Enjoy!
Dave
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40x's

What did the sporter bring?
Thanks

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Old 02-13-2017, 07:46 PM
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What did the sporter bring?
Another RFC member was auction, and I believe that member purchased the sporter. So I'll let the decision to publish the price up to that member.

Yours,
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:57 PM
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Hmmm, Iíve now accumulated three questions about the gun Ö

- It appears sights were optional on the 40-XR. What would be period correct (1975) front and rear sights (and front and rear mounting blocks)?

- There is a large screw on the bottom of the forearm. Is it a barrel tuning screw?

- Aside from the normal auction sources (eBay, Gunbroker), does anyone know a source for a Remington hand stop?

Thanks!
Dave
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