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Old 11-15-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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I picked up a 30-06 mauser action rifle the only markings on it say. U.S. Model OE 1917 Eddystone can anyone tell me anything about this riffle? Trying to get pics up but having a hard time so will have them up as soon as I can. Thanks

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Old 11-15-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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the 1917 eddystone in .30-06 is the U.S. version of the 1917 enfield that was in .303 caliber.

here's one in it's original style:



or, i understand that a lot of these were "sporterized" after the war. this is what one of those might look like:




a friend of mine has a sporterized one (not the one from the above pic) that is a pretty good shooter and from what i've read in this forum about those guns, they are solid, especially if you have the original military style one with no modifications.

not really sure why you described yours as "mauser action" tho?

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Great rifle. Collecting and Shooting the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1917 - HISTORY

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the 1917 eddystone in .30-06 is the U.S. version of the 1917 enfield that was in .303 caliber.

here's one in it's original style:



or, i understand that a lot of these were "sporterized" after the war. this is what one of those might look like:




a friend of mine has a sporterized one (not the one from the above pic) that is a pretty good shooter and from what i've read in this forum about those guns, they are solid, especially if you have the original military style one with no modifications.

not really sure why you described yours as "mauser action" tho?
The 1917 uses a modified Mauser style action. Front locking lugs, full length extractor. Britain was planning to replace the SMLE and had the P14 in development when WW1 broke out, thereby stopping the transition. P14's were being made under contract by Remington, so when the US entered the war an effort to arm our troops with rifles included re-tooling the P14 to take the .30-06 round, and the 1917 was born.
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The 1917 uses a modified Mauser style action. Front locking lugs, full length extractor. Britain was planning to replace the SMLE and had the P14 in development when WW1 broke out, thereby stopping the transition. P14's were being made under contract by Remington, so when the US entered the war an effort to arm our troops with rifles included re-tooling the P14 to take the .30-06 round, and the 1917 was born.
ok, now i know, thx for the info.
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Here's a pic of my sporterized Eddystone:

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Here's a pic of my sporterized Eddystone:
That is the same rifle I got it is the sporterized I picked it up for 150.00 has a little rust on the barrel but the gun smith says it just needs reblued Have shot it and realy like the gun has a 3x9x40 leupold shot a group of 5 in a 1 in. group at 100yards. think I will use this for the first day of buck season this year. Can anyone tell the value of the gun? I also picked up one more rifle I will post soon.
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If you bought it for $150, then the value is $150. Duh...LOL.

Nice rifle.

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Here are a couple more sporterized 1917's. I'm in love with the 1917 action. Am going to swap the stocks between the top two. The Monte Carlo stock is for scoped use, but the rifle in it has nice sights. The other one still sports the original rear sight and may get finished off as a .375H&H (with a scope). The bottom two are the same rifle, but the top pic is after painting the scope to match the metal. This rifle has a sewer pipe for a barrel but still shoots MOA. It sports a Bell and Carlson stock which is configured for scope use and is REALLY comfortable. These are excellent, strong actions and really FAST with the "cock on close" action.


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Got the first one swapped out. The second stock requires some inletting for the rear sight band.

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