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Old 03-12-2018, 06:29 PM
moose moose is offline
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Discussion on another forum says this may be a 1979 or 1980 presentation rifle.

The serial number is one different (last digit ie consecutive)
"It is well beyond the SN range of the contract rifles, around 1980 I think. There is a picture in a Senich book (The One Round War) of an M40 that is one digit off in SN, the last number in fact, that was a presentation rifle so I suspect that may be what this is. It is not a contract rifle for VN. "

" Reading a little further, there were 3 such presentation rifles made in 79, 80, and 81 so that probably explains this one being only one number off the one in the book."
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