Damn Mike gettin tired of your common sense!!!!! As Mike stated many of us don't even have close to the funds for a true clone. My idea is unless it was purchased from USMC as a complete rifle it is NOT a true M40A1, PERIOD! If reciever isn't actual serial numbered part purchased by our finest then it isn't a clone, perhaps a somewhat 'replica'. Don't care if you clip slot it, stamp US on it or what it is still NOT. So especially if on a USMC return stock and a Remington reciever it is interesting to myself. A 6 digit # isn't going to make it shoot better. If it has a Shilen/Rock/Broughton/Lilja barrel because that was your preference or what you could afford so be it,how many other than a die hard M40A1 buff will ever know. So I would like to see them irregardless of what type scope although period glass is cooler(ie, T10's, Redfield's, B&L Elite 4000's, etc). Barrel brand don't matter to me, as trigger type, clip slotting, etc.
So if it quakes like a duck, walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, it might not be a "Mallard" duck but it is for all intent and purposes a duck. So perhaps we need a "this is all I can afford M40A1" thread. Ya, know something for us peasants whom are financially embarrassed or challenged!!!