U.S.M.C. Remington Model 40-X .22 LR 28″ Military Trainer Bolt Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $2,875

LSB#: 240329SN015

Make: Remington

Model: U.S. Property 40-X. U.S. Marine Corps Contract

Serial Number: 4396

Year of Manufacture: June 1958 (PE Date Code)

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle

Action Type: Bolt Action Single Shot Rifle

Barrel Length: 28?

Sights / Optics: The rifle has two male dovetail sight blocks mounted on the barrel and one mounted on the receiver. The front sight is a Redfield Olympic globe sight with an aperture insert. The rear sight is a Redfield International Match aperture peep sight screwed to a base that is mounted to the left side of the receiver.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is smooth walnut with a pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and with a serrated hard rubber Whiteline buttpad. The forend is a beavertail with a flat bottom which has an inlaid rail. A palm stop is installed. There are sling loops on the handstop and another in the belly. The top front of the comb is relieved for clearance of the bolt. The front edges of the forearm are drilled for 2 screws which are part of the adjustable barrel bedding system. The screws bear against the free-floating barrel. There are some infrequently scattered nicks, compressions, and a few scratches. While the defects are scattered throughout, the most noticeable are on the left side near the floorplate. Many of the marks have darkened with age. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has deteriorated considerably. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are mostly bright. The rifling is crisp. There are a few little spots of light erosion

In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are some scattered nicks and scratches with a notable high concentration on the barrel near the muzzle. There is thinning on some of the edges. There are some scattered spots of light oxidation and there are also some scattered spots and areas of dried oil. There are as few scuffs and areas of minor thinning. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is operational wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a CMP certificate of authenticity.

Our Assessment: Since the beginning of breech-loading service rifles, militaries had been looking for more affordable marksmanship practice. Some of the solutions they devised were light loading regular ammo or converting service rifles to .22, both of these options not being ideal. In WWI a solution was devised, to buy commercial .22 rifles for marksmanship and then use standard service rifles for drills. The idea was a good one, in WWI over 200,000,000 rounds of .22 RF were acquired for training. This freed up supply of .30 cal and also let more service rifles get into the theater of war instead of training use. This Remington 40-X was built in 1958 for the same purpose. The 40-X was introduced in 1955 and military procurement started just after its introduction. The 40-X was shipped with quite a few variations in the markings. This rifle is part of the 1958 Marine Corps contract of 2200 40-X rifles that specified the words “U.S.M.C. PROPERTY” needed to be stamped on the receiver. Other contracts have “U.S. PROPERTY” markings, some are simply marked “U.S.”, and others have no extra markings. This is a good looking target rifle and a great opportunity to add a premium trainer to your collection, especially with its U.S.M.C. marked receiver. Please see our photos and good luck!


U.S.M.C. Remington Model 40-X .22 LR 28" Military Trainer Bolt Rifle C&R
U.S.M.C. Remington Model 40-X .22 LR 28″ Military Trainer Bolt Rifle C&R
U.S.M.C. Remington Model 40-X .22 LR 28" Military Trainer Bolt Rifle C&R
U.S.M.C. Remington Model 40-X .22 LR 28″ Military Trainer Bolt Rifle C&R