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Old 06-16-2014, 03:04 PM   #11
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That is a 1917 that someone has bubbaed the hell out of !..................


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That is a 1917 that someone has bubbaed the hell out of !..................
A lot of them were sporterized. They were cheap and plentiful. I had one in 308 Norma Magnum with a Fajen stock when I was in Alaska. That was before the 300 Winchester Mag was copied from it.


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did a little research and it appears to be a 1917 Enfield that has been sporterized sometime in the past.

they had an over abundance of parts at the Remington plant that made them and Remington made a sprter version of the 1917 that became the Model 30. it was available in several calibers and versions while it was offered.
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A little history- The British were developing a new rifle, and a new cartridge to replace the SMLE in .303. But along came WW 1, and they did not have time to do what they wanted- so they contracted with US companies to make the rifle for them, but still in .303. This was the P14, or Pattern 14 rifle.

Then the US, which used the 1903 rifle, got into the war. And they did not have enough 1903s. But the factories that were making P14s could change caliber pretty quickly. This became the US rifle, Caliber 30, Model of 1917. They were made by Winchester, Remington, and a Remington subsidiary- Eddystone.

By the end of WW1, about 75% of the rifles used by the Americans in Europe were 1917s. Sgt Alvin York used one in the fight that resulted in his being awarded the Medal of Honor. After the war, a TON of these were sold as suplus, and many were "sporterized"- modified to the lines of a civilian sporting rifle. And yes, a civilian version was made.

The 1917 still soldiers on today in an unlikely place- Greenland. The Danish Sirius Sledge Patrol- long range scouts in the most remote areas of Greenland- still carry the 30-06 US Rifle, Model of 1917.
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Here`s how you tell what it is.........Does it cock when you open the bolt or when you close it ?..........
If it cocks when you close it, it is a Bubbaed 1917 aka Caliber 30, Model of 1917.
If it cocks on opening it is a Remington Model 30...........
But by the stock it`s a Bubbaed 1917..........
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Since no one has mentioned it, before it was sporterized it looked like this:

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I'm going to take a wild guess and say the OP's gun is an Eddystone.
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I've had several of these, they were all good shooters. The action is very strong, was popular for conversion to magnum calibers back when magnums were new.

I wouldn't say it was 'Bubba'd up", though it could be refinished if the appearance bothers you. If it were mine, I'd leave it as it is and use it proudly.

Nice gun.
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looks like 1917 Enfield (dog leg bolt handle) ,the stock also looks like it. VASA 1628


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