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What’s the difference between the 4000, and the 4100?
4000 is "carbine" (520mm barrel) with MC stock, 4100 is "carbine" (520mm barrel) with straight comb and those are N-A designation only. The most common Euro model is 1600 Std (straight comb, short barrel, 1600 being only officially used for the short barrel versions, the "long" being 1640).
 

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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.
Both 4000 and 4100 have rear sights. There was no 1651/1640/1600 models without rear sight.
 

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Two questions:

1. Why would this rifle have no rear sight dovetail? (See photo).

2. Are the sling swivels likely original to the gun, or added after the fact?

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The dovetail was added.

The sling swivels look correct, the 1" wire type loops are on par for a North American model, the Euro models have 3/4" milled sling swivel loops.
 

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I’m confused. My rifle does NOT have the dovetail for a rear sight (see photo in post # 10 above).


My wrong, I read too fast, I guess.
That's a first for a 4000/4100 for me, and I saw / handled / owned quite a bunch.
The only thing I can think of is a special order from Tradewinds for use with the Lyman 57HVA peep sight as otherwise I can't see why they would have put a front ramp sight. Might even have been some kind of a demo for Tradewinds, it's far from being common... It's not a catalogued option neither and the barrel is definitely an original one.
Maybe should you try hard to find a Lyman 57HVA.... as it fits quite well the time period of it's introduction
There is only one other recorded without dovetail, it's 7X57 4000 SN range 18547X but had the stock replaced at the time it was recorded. Is yours close to it ?

The normal type of sight for the 1651/1640/1600 is dovetailed on the barrel. There are three style of sights, depending on model, year; fixed, with folding leaves, sping type with an elevator.

P.S. Does your rifle have a Timney trigger installed too ?
 

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Well, I may be wrong and I have no idea what kind of info the dude had to write his article (as he doesn't specify the Tradewinds reference he had in hands). But I'm in since the late '80's and we always relied on Tradewinds and Husqvarna info to identify the models. I can tell you there is a whole lotta info not showing in that shortcut article. In the SN database we shared as collectors (originally started by Steve, AKA SBHVA), there is only one mention of a 4000 without sights.
So, if Tradewinds imported these "no rear sight" en masse, it didn't make it to Canada, where I am based, nor did it make it through Steve's database, one of the most extensive HVA rifles collector I have known. If they really did import that set up, the number must be really small and for a very short period. And Tradewinds + Ruko sold loads of rifles here.
I'll dig up all my stuff, if I do find that configuration, I'll report here and if so, it will fill a gap.

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So, by that description, this would be a model 4000. Except, it does have a rear sight.

Yes, it's a 4000. The rear sight is usual, as per you can see in the model description in the first Tradewinds ad.

The 1600 series is the short barrel version (520mm). The 600mm version is 1640, the 650mm version is the 1651.

Mike, the N-A models 4000 / 4100 have fore end checkering and a cheek pad while the Euro 1600 Std does not have neither the checkering or the pad.
 
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