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USMC M40A1 Rifle Raffle

Official 2017 Rifle Raffle by the USMC Scout Sniper Association

The USMC Scout Sniper Association is pleased to announce the winner of our 2017 Rifle Raffle. The winning ticket (#9230) drawn on 17 March 2017 belongs to Iwo Iwaskiewicz, a Marine Corps veteran. We congratulate Iwo on his win of this fine rifle, and appreciate the sentiments he shared with us:

I thank the USMC Scout Sniper Association for all that they do to help the Scout Sniper community and all Marines. As a Marine veteran, it’s an enormous honor to win a rifle that represents the courage, commitment, and sacrifices that our Scout Snipers have made throughout the Marine Corps’ prestigious history. As always I’ll do my best to uphold this honor as well as pay it forward. Semper Fidelis.

– Iwo Iwaszkiewicz

*This raffle has ended.

The drawing was held 17 March 2017.

Authentic Marine Issued M40A1 Sniper Rifle

This authentic M40A1 is a 100% correct replica using an original USMC contract and issued McMillian Stock, floor metal and scope mount. The Unertl scope is an original USMC issued 10X scope serial #1172. The Remington 700 receiver, serial #238957 is period correct for the run of receivers the Marine Corps used for these rifle builds. It has the correct USMC spec clip slotting and is finished in black oxide at the United States Marines Precision Weapons Section (PWS) Shop in Quantico. The work on this rifle was performed by PWS Armorers with the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 2112–Precision Weapons Repairer/Technician. It was barreled by George Gardner, owner of GA Precision with a USMC contract Schneider 1-12 twist barrel. The rifle has been in a private collection for over 15 years and has not been shot other than the test firing that was performed upon completion of the build. Supporting documentation of the build will be provided.

Tabulated Data M40A1

Caliber – 7.62mm NATO

Length – 44inches

Weight – 14pounds

Barrel Length – 27 inches

Lands and Grooves – 24inches

Twist, Right Hand – 1 turn in 12 inches

Trigger Weight – 3 to 5 pounds

Torque – 65 inch/pound

Magazine Capacity – 5 rounds

Maximum Effective Range – 1,000 yards

Telescopic Sight

Length – 12 1/2 inches

Weight – 2 pounds 3 ounces

Magnification 10X

Eye Relief 3 inches (fixed)

UNERTL USMC Sniper Scope Tabulated Data


Elevation and Windage – 1/2 minute

Main Elevation – Ballistic comeups M118 Lake City; match ammunition 7.62mm caliber built-in

Fine Tune Elevation – + or -3 minutes to adjust for differences in shooter’s zeros, temperatures, ammunition lots, ammunition

Windage – 60 minutes main adjustment; + or -4 minutes with stops on either end to allow shooter to run windage on and off in the dark

Reticle – Mil dot duplex for range estimation and calculating leads on moving targets

Lenses HELR coating; scope gathers in over 90 percent of available light

Steel tube with dull black chrome finish.

Capability of reading elevation and windage settings from the rear while shooting.

Scope allows shooter to shoot point of aim/point of impact back to 1,000 yards.

Capability of adjusting parallax.

Select an option below to purchase tickets.

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Official Rules and Details

The USMC Scout Sniper Organization

The United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper Association is nonpartisan, nonprofit, tax-exempt, Veterans’ Organization under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code

(Federal Tax ID: 33-0887131).

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Mission Statement

The primary mission of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Scout Sniper Association (SSA) is to build and support the Marine Corps Scout Sniper community, their families, and their survivors.

The USMC SSA also works and partners with other nonprofit Veterans’ Organizations to build and support the larger sniper community.

The Prize

We are raffling off an authentic M40A1 Scout Sniper rifle (with Unertl scope) to raise money for SSA programs and activities that serve our Members.

How to Buy Tickets

The only place to purchase tickets is online at the SSA’s website. You may find ticket options below.

Tickets are set up to be easily purchased in groups of 1, 3, or 8. You may purchase as many of those combinations as you like. To purchase in large bulk quantities, please email the SSA at

Ticket Sales will stop at Midnight (ET) on 15 March 2017.

The Drawing

The winning ticket will be drawn on 17 March 2017 in Northern Virginia, with time, location, and other details to be announced in the near future. Individuals who purchase tickets NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.

Winner Eligibility and Associated Legal Notices

Winner must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years old, and legally eligible to possess and own this type of firearm under Federal, State, and Local laws.

Members of the USMC Scout Sniper Association and their families are eligible to purchase tickets.

The use, sale, re-export, delivery or retransfer, directly or indirectly, of this rifle and attachments is subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with applicable U.S. Firearms Laws and Regulations, and also Export Control Regulations.

All taxes and fees associated with the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Winners will be notified directly by the SSA, and will also be announced.

For More Information

If you have any questions about this raffle, send an email to