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USMC Vietnam-era M40 Sniper Rifle Raffle

To celebrate 0317 Day, we’re  bringing you the rifle that kicked off the modern era of sniper rifles!



The ORIGINAL 2021 Annual "0317 Day" Rifle Raffle

Presented by

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and made possible through the generosity of Badger Ordnance

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The Prize Package Includes

The picture to the right is the actual prize rifle! The winner will receive one (1) USMC M40 Sniper Rifle clone built with all original “Generation 2” M40 parts:

  • Original Gen 2 Redfield matte-black scope with range finding reticle (circa 1970-75).
  • Original Redfield Type 2 mount and rings.
  • Original M700/M40 flat-blade safety style trigger.
  • Original M40 take-off barrel with lots of life left in it. The barrel is stamped August of 1971.
  • Original 1970 take-off stock with matching butt plate (stock does show some bumps and bruises, but you would too after 51 years!)
  • The Serial number in the barrel channel indicates this stock was from rifle 6257245, indicating it was built sometime in Aug-Sept 1971.
  • The trigger guard assembly is original to the stock and in very good shape. It has the correct factory follower that allows 5 rounds to be loaded under the bolt.
  • M40 rifles were issued with a Green M1 sling, but almost all rifles observed in-country had M1907 leather slings. This rifle will include the leather sling.
  • The action is an era-appropriate 62XXXXX serial number Remington M700 that has been stamped “U.S.” and clip-slotted to accurately portray a 1970’s M40 Sniper Rifle.

The individual parts of this rifle are worth more to any collector than an assembled gun. To have a complete, firing clone built from original, period-correct parts is very unique, and is difficult to put a value on.

Vietnam-era M40 (Gen 2) Marine Corps Sniper Rifle

     Originally conceived in 1966 as the first standardized, purpose-built sniper rifle to be adopted by the United States Marine Corps, the M40 evolved through several minor iterations before the first major updates that later resulted in the ubiquitous M40A1. The rifle presented in this raffle represents a historically accurate rendition of a 2nd Generation M40 from the Vietnam-era.

     All of the components of this rifle (except the receiver) are ORIGINAL take-off parts from USMC sniper rifles of the era. All of these highly collectible parts were generously donated by a Friend of the Association. The craftsmen at Badger Ordnance are assembling these parts into a “shooting collectible” unlike any other.

     The lucky winner of this very special, historically accurate rifle package will own a historic piece of the legacy built with the blood, sweat and tears of US Marine Corps Scout Snipers. The drawing for the winning prize ticket will be held on Independence Day, Sunday, 4 July 2021.

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Buy your tickets now, and good luck!

The barreled action has been Parkerized, and the bolt black-oxided according to period MilSpec .
Throat gauges 0.5, better than many newly chambered barrels. This is a low mileage, ORIGINAL barrel!
Original finish remains on Butt, Scope mount and rings.
Original issue scope is in excellent condition, glass is clear, no chips or scratches, with functioning range finder.
Original stock was re-oiled with period-correct linseed oil and bedded with period-correct Bisonite bedding compound.
Comes with a reproduction M1907 leather sling.
The value of the individual parts of this rifle far exceed that of any typical clone build. Here is a breakdown of the current market value of the original parts:
     Original excellent scope, base and rings:  $3,000
     Original floorplate, mag box and follower:  $500
     Original stock w/buttplate:  $1800-$2500
     Correct period action, trigger and bolt assembly, clipslotted:  $1,800+
The individual components of this rifle could easily be valued at nearly $10,000!
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Official Rules and Details


The USMC Scout Sniper Association

The United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper Association is a 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 USMC Scout Sniper Association (SSA) is the only non-profit membership organization for Marine Scout Snipers in the world.

We exist to support the Scout Sniper community through programs that inspire brotherhood, encourage professionalism, and foster resiliency. Our community is comprised of those who have carried the long gun, those who have enabled our successes on the battlefield, and our families.

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

The Prize

The prize for our 2021 Annual “0317 Day” Rifle Raffle is a USMC Vietnam-era M40 Sniper Rifle, built from original take-off components and generously donated by Badger Ordnance. It is being raffled to raise funds for USMC SSA’s charitable programs and activities that serve both our USMC SSA Members in need of assistance as well as other wounded, ill, and injured snipers and their families.

Retail Value of Prize

This Vietnam-era M40 Sniper Rifle prize package has an estimated value at auction of around $10,000.00. Winner may be subject to Federal Firearms License transfer fees.

How to Buy Tickets (ticket sales limited to 20,000 tickets)

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

Tickets are set up to be easily purchased in groups of 1, 3, 8, or 15. You may purchase tickets in any combination of groups as you would like.

Ticket Sales will stop at Midnight (ET) on 3 July, 2021.

The Drawing

The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, 4 July 2021 with specific 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 re-transfer, 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 be announced on our website and social media platforms.

Once the winner’s identity, citizenship, and eligibility is confirmed, the USMC SSA will put the winner in touch with the FFL currently holding the rifle on behalf of the USMC SSA in order to arrange the transfer in accordance with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) regulations and other applicable statutes and regulations.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, 4 July 2021 with time, location, and other details to be announced in the near future. Individuals who purchase tickets NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.

Ticket Sales will end at Midnight (ET) on 3 July 2021.

The only place to purchase tickets is online at the SSA’s website.

We apologize for the trouble you’re experiencing purchasing raffle tickets for our Vietnam-era M40 Sniper Rifle Raffle. Most people who experience problems do so as a result of their credit card being declined. We hope the following information will help you in resolving the issue.

  1. First, make sure your card has enough available credit, and then double-check to make sure you’re entering all the data correctly straight from the card.
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