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Old 10-14-2017, 06:26 PM
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How do you identify it as such? Is there a serial number list? This rifle is SN 6257223.

Since 2014 the CMP has sold three other rifles with similar serial numbers:

M40 - SN 6257208 - .308 Win

USAMU - SN 6257246 - 6mmBR

USAMU - SN 6257229 - 6mmBR

Were the two USAMU rifles also, at one time, M40s?

Not challenging you - interested in learning.

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No worries, it's always good to ask questions! Hope I can help provide some answers that clears stuff up.

There is no "official" serial number list for the 7 digits M40's, everything is based on provenance. Quite a few rifles have been sold through the CMP or given away as trophies for certain matches. We've been tracking some of the 7 digit serial numbers over on another forum, here's a link to that info - https://www.m40rifle.com/forum/m40/9...40-m700-rifles

The AMU rifles you mentioned were M40's at one time, but were rebuilt as target guns for the Army's shooting team. It's been confirmed that the USMC, Army, Navy and Air Force have used these guns, so it's very difficult to determine which branch a rifle came from (unless of course it's in an AMU marked stock, lol). It would be very helpful if the CMP had information on which branch sent them the rifles. Additionally, these guns were sometimes moved between the branches, so some might have history with more than one branch.
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:34 PM
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Steve, I think this guy may know his stuff.
Thanks! Been collecting M40 stuff for a few years and have a little knowledge about these (Marty Bordson has been an invaluable resource for helping me learn this history). Really wish I could have picked this rifle up, but it's out of my price range. I've got some parts laying around and it would have been an awesome restoration project!


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Old 10-14-2017, 07:23 PM
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"Some parts" lol
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:31 PM
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Steve, I think this guy may know his stuff.
Yep. That is Ryan Another Marine as well. He's the M40 guy. If I have a question on the M40, he is the one I hit up. lol
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Old 10-14-2017, 09:42 PM
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Nice collection man!

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Old 10-15-2017, 10:28 AM
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No worries, it's always good to ask questions! Hope I can help provide some answers that clears stuff up.

There is no "official" serial number list for the 7 digits M40's, everything is based on provenance. Quite a few rifles have been sold through the CMP or given away as trophies for certain matches. We've been tracking some of the 7 digit serial numbers over on another forum, here's a link to that info - https://www.m40rifle.com/forum/m40/9...40-m700-rifles

The AMU rifles you mentioned were M40's at one time, but were rebuilt as target guns for the Army's shooting team. It's been confirmed that the USMC, Army, Navy and Air Force have used these guns, so it's very difficult to determine which branch a rifle came from (unless of course it's in an AMU marked stock, lol). It would be very helpful if the CMP had information on which branch sent them the rifles. Additionally, these guns were sometimes moved between the branches, so some might have history with more than one branch.
Thanks very much! One reason I haunt these forums - knowledgeable people who don't mind educating others.

Can you recommend a book on later US sniper rifles (M24, M40, etc.)?

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And it's past $15,000

Awesome for the CMP, but I hope the bidders know what they're buying.....
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