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Old 11-04-2011, 02:08 AM   #1
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Hey guys I just got my great grandfathers Remington rifle and a ton of old blanks. I know he used to carry it in the solders parade and shoot blanks out of it. So I cleaned about 4 crayons of red wax out of the barrel. I'm wondering what kind of info u guys had on this gun. It has eagle heads stamped on it in several places. I have attached some pics.

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Old 11-04-2011, 02:14 AM   #2
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Nice!
It's an original Eddystone (Remington) barrel.

Those rifles are tanks! ...with some of the best battle sights of any WWI weapon by far. They are not as fragile as the 03's sight and those ears are stout.

What a great family piece.
Get some ammo through the CMP if you can.
Enjoy!

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There were problems with some receivers. I am not sure of the series as it has been a while since I have played with them.

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There were problems with some receivers. I am not sure of the series as it has been a while since I have played with them.
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If you shoot the rifle as-is, there should be no problem whatsoever, especially if you shoot GI-spec M2 surplus ammo or similar loadings.

IIRC the issue with Eddystones doesn't have to do with the receiver strength per se, but rather with Eddystone's assemblers over-torquing some barrels into the receiver at the factory - this had no effect on those assembled rifles that were inspected and accepted for military use, but only became an issue when custom gunsmiths like A-Square, R.F. Sedgley, etc. tried to use the actions for custom rifles. Apparently the Eddystone barrels were torqued in so tight that trying to unscrew the GI barrel would cause the receivers to crack during the removal process and be ruined.

A related factor in the collectability/desirability of M1917's is that Remington and Winchester rifles in as-issued form are scarcer than Eddystones because, since those receivers did not crack as often during barrel removal, they were used more often for conversions to custom rifles, and are thus scarcer and more highly-priced/valued.

If you want to be sure that your receiver is not cracked, remove the barrelled action from the stock and either dunk it in, or swab it thoroughly with, a volatile liquid like gasoline, mineral spirits, acetone or alcohol. Wipe it dry with a rag, and if your receiver has even a hairline crack, you will see the liquid seep out.
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I have put a few rounds through it and it shoots great. The bore is in really Good shape. I have no intention of selling it just looking for some information. Thanks guys

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Well, stating the obvious, the barrel is dated May, 1918. So, it's safe to assume a manufacturing date around that time.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Eddystone. There are dozens of pages of materials there, included detailed take down instructions.

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

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Thanks guys! C3 I'm gonna start doing some reading thanks.

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I've had 2 of them that were Bubbaized, Great shooters. Keep it origional.

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One of those is my next rifle, that one looks great !

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