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    Some of my favorite 1940 rifles

    production of the gas port barrel for the M1icon rifle started in June 1940 and the first barrels were marked S-A 6-40, gas trap rifles were still being completed at this time too. During June and July both types were being completed. Soon after the "direct conversions", which were gas trap rifles being converted to the new front end with the gas port barrel (correct term was spline type barrel) and these early 1940 barrels were also used on these conversions.

    Two of my favorite 1940 rifle are shown in the photos, both have S-A 7-40 barrels with nice bores and without any chrome at the gas port area. Both rifles have original SA SPG stocks with two equal size holes in the butt and with solid butt plates. Both rifle have original sights and original keystone springs too. Both rifles have some restoration

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    Love the patina on the wood, hand polished...
    Regards, Jim

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    Must have been a fairly stiff breeze with 112 as your rear peep is way left probably a 30 MPH cross wind firing from the 700M mound!!!!!!!!!!
    Nice looking pair of rifles RCS thanks for the share ya lucky b*ggers.

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    1940 rifles

    Cinders, good eye to spot the windage, I had the rear sight off the receiver to check it and when re-installed you often have to move the windage all the way over to screw on the knob and then return it the original position once the flush nut is tight.



    Here is a photo of a S-A 6-40 from a friend of mine, quite rare as only a small number are still known

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