Early Model 40?

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Mustang
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Early Model 40?

Post by Mustang »

A few years back I glommed this rifle at an auction. It was described as a "custom" Remington rifle and it is surely that. What I would like to know is what exactly it is. It appears to to be a Remington 722 type action, but it shows no such marking under the Remington" stamping on the receiver rail.

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In trying to identify this rifle, I ran across this auction listing...

https://live.amoskeagauction.com/m/lot- ... /7/lot/996

It describes a "Custom Remington Model 40 X Bolt Action Rifle" , with serial number 7791 (only 31 off of mine)and "Built on an early 722-style action, the left side is not marked with the model". This sounds exactly like mine

So, I guess my question is the auction listing correct? Did early Remington model 40's come unmarked as to model? Is my rifle an early model 40?
Wulfman
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Re: Early Model 40?

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My (semi-educated) "guess" is that it's a bench rest rifle made up on a Remington 722 action. Not a 40X. But custom built by C. R. Hart (from the barrel stamping).......a recognized custom rifle and barrel maker.
Or, a custom rifle built by some gunsmith using a C.R. Hart barrel.
A quick search resulted in a few links.

https://www.hartcustomrifles.com/

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detai ... ting-rifle

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/14045/lot/3296/

There is another Hart barrel company, but highly doubt that it is related.

https://www.hartbarrels.com/Default.asp

However, as you noted, the left side of the action doesn't have either a 722 or 40X designation. That serial number seems very low to be a 40X.

Just found some more.......

https://gunvalues.gundigest.com/remingt ... 0x-series/

But, to me, it's not "factory" with the Hart barrel, so that makes me suspicious it's got a different origin.

That trigger guard is totally weird, too.

Hope that helps.

Den

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Mustang
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Re: Early Model 40?

Post by Mustang »

Thanks, Den

This is clearly a very well done vintage bench rifle, with much customizing. I noticed that the stock has an adjustable comb

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The thing I can't figure out is that lack of model information on the receiver.
Mustang
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Re: Early Model 40?

Post by Mustang »

This is a single shot. Did 722's come in a single shot configuration?

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Here is the tang...

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