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Posted: 7/9/2003 10:22:08 PM EDT
Couldn't wait for my C&R to get here. Walked into my local shop last week and there it was on the rack. Haggled a bit and got a pretty good price based on what i've seen them going for. It's in excellent original condition. Bore looks great. Can't wait to get to the range this weekend to try it out. Anyone else have one?
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 8:02:46 AM EDT
I love mine. One of the first old battle rifles that I got. Even though the front site is a bit on the wide side, it shoots great groups at 100yds. Probably one of my favorite rifles of all time, next to the 03A3. Congradulations! You're sure to love it.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 11:00:26 PM EDT
Umm, do you mean the rifle, or the revolver? Had one of each, both were decent shooters, although I miss the revolver more.

Meplat-
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 8:37:45 AM EDT
Rob --

Assumin this is US Rifle, Model of 1917, check the maker on the receiver and the barrel mark and date before plunking down good money. The barrel will have an E(ddystone), R(emington), or W(inchester) marking on it which should match the marking on the receiver.

Every part on these rifles has a E, R, or W on it and they're all easy to swap other than the barrel.

Nothing wrong with replacement barrels on a shooter, but I prefer as close to original as possible on these.

-- Chuck
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 5:25:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chuck:
Rob --

Assumin this is US Rifle, Model of 1917, check the maker on the receiver and the barrel mark and date before plunking down good money. The barrel will have an E(ddystone), R(emington), or W(inchester) marking on it which should match the marking on the receiver.

Every part on these rifles has a E, R, or W on it and they're all easy to swap other than the barrel.

Nothing wrong with replacement barrels on a shooter, but I prefer as close to original as possible on these.

-- Chuck



It might have a "JA" for Johnson Arms if it was re-barreled during the very early first part of WWII. I have one of this configuration and will print 3 inch 50 shot 100 yard groups. Utterly awesome rifle.

Tye
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 5:31:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chuck:
Rob --

Assumin this is US Rifle, Model of 1917, check the maker on the receiver and the barrel mark and date before plunking down good money. The barrel will have an E(ddystone), R(emington), or W(inchester) marking on it which should match the marking on the receiver.

Every part on these rifles has a E, R, or W on it and they're all easy to swap other than the barrel.

Nothing wrong with replacement barrels on a shooter, but I prefer as close to original as possible on these.

-- Chuck



It's Winchester through and through. In unbelievably good condition. The original metal finish has barely a mark on it. I would say it's 99%. If it wasn't for the obvious signs of being fired inside the barrel, I would almost think it hadn't been shot. I would say it had been carried a lot but seldom fired.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 3:55:43 AM EDT
All original Winchester M1917 Rifles were blued, any Parkerizing was done during arsenal rebuild. If the rifle is blue it could be original finish, but there's too many details involved to check this.

The early Winchesters were refused by AEF, because of non interchangable parts, but the later ones are OK.

Check the trigger guard screws which should be staked if the rifle is original. Unlikely, but always possible.

Any inspection marks on the rifle? Many of these were put straight into war stocks at the end of the war and were never issued.

-- Chuck
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 6:06:10 AM EDT
I also have one.

Although it was arsenal parked, it has all Remmininton parts.

Shoots great too! 3 inch groups at 100 yards, easy recoil, and good sights.

Av.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 6:30:20 AM EDT
Great Shooters. Mines an all original Eddystone 846XXX 08-18.
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