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Old 07-11-2019, 04:01 PM
Kleanbore 1 Kleanbore 1 is offline
 
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Some of these rifles in Marine Corps inventory were given out as awards for shooting competions. I have one I personally got from the marine who won it. He was high shooter with a score of 241.
He was awarded a gold metal, the rifle and $40. This was in the early sixties. The rifle looks just as it left the winchester plant in 42.
Like new condition.It has 42 on the underside of the barrel. It has no military marking at all, as these were standard off the shelf civilian rifles.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:09 PM
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Some of these rifles in Marine Corps inventory were given out as awards for shooting competions. I have one I personally got from the marine who won it. He was high shooter with a score of 241.
He was awarded a gold metal, the rifle and $40. This was in the early sixties. The rifle looks just as it left the winchester plant in 42.
Like new condition.It has 42 on the underside of the barrel. It has no military marking at all, as these were standard off the shelf civilian rifles.
Yep exactly what I see in the docs too. Out of curiosity, would you mind just posting the serial range, just for my records?

Like you can x out the last few serials if you don't want it public, or message me it. I just am always trying to find more on these.

The Marines also sold them to Marines who wanted to buy them, once they became limited standard. There is a comment that the Marines could buy them for around $40 a piece and that they were usually $120 for the same rifle if you bought one commercially. So it says a lot of Marines wanted to buy them because they were at a great savings.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:52 PM
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Hey I found this today looking for something else.

This was in a report by the US Army on the selection of a new sniper rifle in March of 1968.

This report declares the M14NM as the best sniper rifle and that is what led to the XM21.

I haven't went thru a lot of this yet. But if I find more on this I will let you know.

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