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Hello,
Long time member, haven’t posted much. I’ve owned this beautiful rifle for about 10 or 15 years. It’s been kind of a safe queen. I’ve never shot it. Pulled it out yesterday and realized that I don’t really know much about it. Serial # look-up puts it at 1955.
Is this just a standard 1640? Anything special or unusual about this rifle? Looks virtually unused, and the wood figure and grain is spectacular! Any information or observation would be appreciated.
Thanks!
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wood exceptional....value increased by percent's>3006 light weight!
top dollar value estimated on sale!
wow ive got one with figure too rare in there wood.
 

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Thank you! Am I correct on the Mfg. date with SN- 184XXX? I’m confused by the lack of rear sight. I don’t see evidence of one ever being mounted.
If I add a scope, I’d likely choose a period correct Euro model. Are the sling swivels factory or added later?
 

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Your rifle appears to be identical to mine, except for the missing rear sight, which was dovetailed into the barrel. Sling swivels were factory installed, I believe. Mine is #2013xx and is most likely 1955 manufacture. Trigger Air gun Font Gun barrel Handwriting
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I removed both front and rear sights from mine and installed recoil pad, as the liteweight 30/06 kicks like a mule with the plastic buttplate. Very accurate and rugged little rifle, mine has served me well for hunting the mountains of Calif for deer and wild pigs. Took a nice trophy antelope with it as well.
 

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That is strange. Maybe it was a special order gun. Were trade winds imported guns marked as such? If it lacks those marks perhaps it's just a special order lightweight with cheek piece and forend checkering to boot? I'm just speculating, but it's an interesting gun. Any import marks anywhere at all?
 

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From what I read, the mdl. 4000 had no rear sight, but had a "Monte Carlo" stock. It could be this rifle was a mismatch of the mdls. 4000 and 4100, having a straight comb stock and a barrel with no rear sight. Or possibly, as I said before it was merely a special order gun. Again, I'm just guessing and it's food for thought.
 
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