FBI Sniper Rifles

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I recently got some action screws on Ebay. You can search for extra long, or whatever. They were a couple of bucks...
 

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    Ummm...aren't they just 1/4-28? It would seem you could order long ones and trim them to fit.
     

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    Just dug out one of the Brownells sets - yep, 1/4x32. Shows what little I can remember these days.
     

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    Depends on the year. Winchester had two sized action screws for the Model 70 IIRC...
     

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    Skunk, what does the tag attached to the rifle say?
    "Turn In."

    I'm guessing that when this rifle was still at a Field Office it was tagged to go back to Quantico the next time a weapons maintenance team came around. A team of gunsmiths travels around every couple years doing maintenance/repair/upgrades in the field. Cheaper/faster than sending thousands of weapons back to Quantico.
     

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    Started at page 1 this am, have never built a clone rifle. The information in this thread is incredible and I had a great time reading about It. Thank you @Skunk and @j-huskey as well as others for sharing!
     
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    That turned out really nice, great job and thanks for sharing all those build details.
     

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    They had some variations of Remingtons built back in the 80’s and 90’s that can be seen on some vintage YouTube videos on the HRT that one can find. If that’s the era you and looking at...

    Some were straight up M40A1 copies, and used Unertl 10x scopes, later versions had the same barreled action in a McM A2 stock. Given the proximity to the MTU/PWS at Quantico it’s probably reasonable they went to them for guidance in the early days of building their own rifles?

    here are some screenshots from a dated FBI video on YouTube



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    Hmmmm... Wonder whose house that is in those "dated" pictures?
     

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    This thread need to be a sticky. Awesome truly awesome
     
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    Going to drop off the parts for a model 70 build to the Smith this week. J-huskey and Skunk: were there any specific stampings or marking on the rifles? Sweet being a former 2112, he didn't do any of the M40 Type stampings on the FBI rifles, correct? No Electro pencil US engravings? Just wanting to get my "Tribute" as close to as possible, lol! Thanks Again, for the Myriad of info and pictures you guys provided!
     

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    I dont remember ever seeing any markings at all. Dont remember ever looking for them.
    @Skunk is probably our best source right now, on that.
     

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    The only markings I've seen on the guns, and keep in mind this is a sample size of like four or five, is a VERY faint "308 DOUG" on the left side of the barrel, about 4" in front of the recoil lug. Otherwise, just the last four of the serial crudely scribed in the barrel channel.

    I've got a pic or two somewhere...
     
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    Ok.. This is the barrel marking on a Win 70 still in an FBI field office. Not a great pic, but it's all I've got right now. Every one I've seen is exactly like this. Very faint, right at the stock line about 4-5" forward of recoil lug. Kinda have to be looking for it....the kind of stamp easily filled with paint.
     

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    Ok.. This is the barrel marking on a Win 70 still in an FBI field office. Not a great pic, but it's all I've got right now. Every one I've seen is exactly like this. Very faint, right at the stock line about 4-5" forward of recoil lug. Kinda have to be looking for it....the kind of stamp easily filled with paint.
    AWESOME THANK YOU!!
     

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    So maybe someone here can help with a question... I just picked up this really nice SN9 USO scope. But it's a bit different from most of the production. It's a 6 x 30, not a 10x40. And has the model designation SN9-2a. Not SN9. And serial number 002. Very low.

    While searching around the Interwebs for information, I came across a post from c. 2014 or so that says the FBI bought some 60 of the SN9's, which would be about 10 percent of production. But I'd never heard such a thing. That doesn't mean it's not true!

    Anyone have any insight into this USO oddball?

    BTW, it is from the era when JBWIII would build you anything you wanted, pretty much. This has right side windage turret. Dot reticle. No Illum. Serial 002.

    I have an e-mail out to USO... hoping to get build sheet copy and info. But who knows what survived the move to NC.

    Any of you guys have any ideas on whether SN9's were used by FBI? Were they custom if they were?

    Cheers,

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    So maybe someone here can help with a question... I just picked up this really nice SN9 USO scope. But it's a bit different from most of the production. It's a 6 x 30, not a 10x40. And has the serial number SN9-2a. Not SN9. And serial number 002. Very low.

    While searching around the Interwebs for information, I came across a post from c. 2014 or so that says the FBI bought some 60 of the SN9's, which would be about 10 percent of production. But I'd never heard such a thing. That doesn't mean it's not true!

    Anyone have any insight into this USO oddball?

    BTW, it is from the era when JBWIII would build you anything you wanted, pretty much. This has right side windage turret. Dot reticle. No Illum. Serial 002.

    I have an e-mail out to USO... hoping to get build sheet copy and info. But who knows what survived the move to NC.

    Any of you guys have any ideas on whether SN9's were used? Were they custom if they were?

    Cheers,

    Sirhr

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    Skunk im sure could answer your question.
     

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    Howdy, Boys. Sorry for the tardiness.

    I’ve never seen or heard of a USO in FBI inventory, not on a fielded rifle anyhow. If the FBI has any SN9’s, they would possibly be at Ballistic Research Facility....?

    I’ll send JBW3 a text to see what he says.

    Will report back!