Model: 540X Target
Serial Number: 1154175
Year of Manufacture: 1969-1974
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Bolt action, single shot.
Markings: The barrel is marked " Remington Arms Co. Inc. Ilion N.Y. Made in U.S.A. / Remington / M540X Target .22 Long Rifle ". The left side of the barrel at the receiver is marked with a proof mark and "DX" and "87". The right side of the barrel has the "REP" in an oval, and two "bugeye" proof marks. The bolt has "4175" etched on it".
Barrel Length: 26" Heavy Barrel
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a globe, removable from a raised post. There is a screw on the right side of the sight mount to remove this sight. The rear sight is the classic "Lyman" compeitition receiver mount with turret adjustable elevation and windage sight. The top of the barrel has 4 screw holes.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is servicable and though showing much use and wear, there are no major cracks or losses. The buttstock has an ajustable buttplate. There is a 15" rail inset into the underside of the forend. The LOP is about 12 3/4".
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and has deep and sharp rifling.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 65% of its original finish. The balance of the finish shows use but not abuse. The metal shows wear marks and has minor dings and scratches throughout, but especially on the barrel ahead of the stock. There is a 1" square area on the left side of the barrel about one inch in front of the receiver where the finish has worn off and the blue has discolored. A sight may have once been installed here. The Screw heads are good showing care in handling.. The markings are clear and sharp. Overall, this gun rates in about good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and is tight. The trigger is set at about 1 pound and is crisp and clean. The inset rail shows much use but is very servicable, its edges are rough to the touch but the channel is clear and servicable.
Box & Accessories: There is no box.
Our Assessment: This is one of the approximately 5,000 guns manufactured by Remington to be factory target quality rifles. The accuracy is well known and there is plenty of barrel left in this rifle. The stock is very comfortable to use and the rifle balances well. The rear sight is the Lyman competition sight and is in very good plus condition with all turrets and knobs functioning properly.
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