Posted: 3/19/2001 2:14:00 PM EST
I have been trying to research a rifle I picked up a short while back. It is a beautiful Remington Model 1917 Enfield. If I had to guess, I'd say it is in pretty close to unissued condition. The blue is about 90 to 95 % and the walnut stock is just wonderful considering the year of mfg. It has a few minor scratches and dings. It even has the original sling.
I know one of you sharpies can probably give a clue to it's worth. I paid $325 for it. I think I got a pretty good deal.
Thanks in advance.
local shop has a beauty for $500. was tempted, but wasn`t willing to pay that much. it`s still there though, so? anyway, it seems they are getting scarce and therefore possibly why the price is going up. what a great gun. i`d hang on to that one!.........[beer]
Thanks! It is in super condition. The wood kinda reminds me of the wood on a new M1A. It's got a real nice color and grain, and it looks almost new. I'll try to get a good picture of it to post. My digital camera sucks though. :)
bought a rem 1917 that was sporterized last year for a steal of $50 sold it for $250 after I found out it was chambered for 300 wthby mag ( cost to much to shoot) but they are great rifles. I'd say you got a good deal and a great rifle.hang on to it.
I have one that was passed down in my family. I don't know if it's a Remington or not, but it is stamped:
MODEL OF 1917
Anyone know where I can get a scope mount for this that does not require drilling???
AR..there is someone out there that`s into the enfields. if i can pick back up on it, i`ll let you know, or one of the other guys might pass it on to you.......B&G
AR, The 1917 is a copy of the Enfield pattern 1914. The main MFGs were Remington,Winchester, and Eddystone.Enfield even made some in 30.06 during WWII.
I believe Eddystone was the arsenal in PA. I have an Eddystone, and a Remington and both are fine shooters
Decent 1917's are extremely hard to find lately. In my area a WW2 rebuild in average condition costs around $400 and people are paying even more for win and rems. An Original WW1 condition REM for $325 is a steal!
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