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Old 06-09-2017, 07:37 PM
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Hi all,
Long time rimfire shooter but new to 40X
I have been looking for one for quite some time. 2 weeks ago, I found one. It seems to be an older action ( the bolt knob is round ). It wears an aftermarket barrel ( looks like a shilen but am not sure). Actually as soon as I received it, I brought it to my trusted gunsmith who does wonders. He will refinish the stock which needs it and will bed the action and install pillars.
I have 2 questions:
1- The action seems quite old. Is it worth investing money on this rifle. I figure if the barrell is kind of new, what can go wrong with the action and bolt even if it has seen hundred of thousands of rounds? The action and bolt are in very good working order.
2- Are these actions with the rounded knobbed bolts older?

Thanks for your help.

Gilbert
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:10 PM
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Yes the straight bolt round knob 40-X is the first version, the slant bolt checkered knob is the 40-XB
Keep the locking lugs greased and the top rear of the bolt shank oiled or greased, the trigger and fireing pin sear contact at an angle causing upward pressure on the bolt at the rear so the top of the bolt in back where it contacts the inside of the receiver is a wear spot many people neglect to keep lubricated. Otherwise the rifle should last a very very long time.
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:11 PM
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Thanks for your reply.
Much appreciated.

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Old 06-11-2017, 12:58 PM
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Gilbert, what does a Shilen barrel look like?
thanks, douglas
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:25 PM
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Gilbert, what does a Shilen barrel look like?
thanks, douglas

I would like to know also.
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You guys are right. Nothing in its look can indicate it is Shilen. I guess I got that impression because I have seen online 40X actions paired with Shilen barrels.
Sorry for such a silly assumption.
That being said: is there a way to know the brand of this aftermarket barrell as there does not seem to be any inscription on it. Forgive my inexperience.

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I might have to check that out myself.
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You guys are right. Nothing in its look can indicate it is Shilen. I guess I got that impression because I have seen online 40X actions paired with Shilen barrels.
Sorry for such a silly assumption.
That being said: is there a way to know the brand of this aftermarket barrell as there does not seem to be any inscription on it. Forgive my inexperience.

Thanks Gilbert
Posting a picture would be a good start...Tom
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:46 AM
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Here are a few pics. I cannot post more as the rifle is at my gunsmith's shop at the moment. I am having the stock refinished and the barrelled action bedded and pillar bedded.

Thanks for any opinion.

Gilbert

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Old 06-14-2017, 02:13 AM
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That looks like an XB stock , the bolt relief cut in the stock looks like it's for the XB angled bolt.
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Gilbert, reference your last picture, what is that? It doesn't
look like any 40x barrel I ever seen. thanks, douglas
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:37 PM
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Douglas: It is an aftermarket barrell. I just bought the rifle like that and have no idea of the brand of the barrell. The previous owner does not know either. He himself bought it from somebody else. The previous owner says it is quite accurate. I guess I will see when I get a chance to shoot the rifle which will be in about 6 weeks because I brought the rig to my gunsmith. He will refinish the stock and bed and pillar the action. He will also ceracoat the barrell black which, in my opinion, will look better with the blued 40X action. As you can see, the action is quite old. I sure hope it will be all worth it.

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Old 06-14-2017, 06:37 PM
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Gilbert, reference your last picture, what is that? It doesn't
look like any 40x barrel I ever seen. thanks, douglas
Looks like the muzzle has been threaded as to use a suppressor. Cap is next to it.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:19 PM
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yes, the muzzle is threaded.

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