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DrGonzo11 08-22-2009 07:46 PM

1917 Eddystone
 
I'm trading my Ballester-Molina for a 1917 Eddystone on Friday and i wanted to do some research on them first. I know its a good trade but I'd like to know a little before i jump in. Does anyone know of any good on-line sources for information on the Eddystone's and their markings and history???? As always, Thanks for any help!

CA357 08-22-2009 08:41 PM

This is an excellent resource for Military firearms:

Surplusrifleforum.com • Index page

CA357 08-30-2009 05:30 AM

Hey Gonzo, did you get the 1917?

Orlando 08-30-2009 01:29 PM

I may or may not be a good deal. Need more info on the 1917
I never could warm up to them, they have to be the ugliest USGI rifle ever.
Let us know how you did

cpttango30 08-30-2009 04:27 PM

The eddystone is the more sought after of the 1917 rifles. Not sure why other than I don't think all that many we made. The 1917 is a military rifle that over all not many were made of. It is kind of a replacement or supplement to the 1903 Springfield. Remington made most of them and thus did a little tweeking to create their first big game rifle. The Model 30 and Model 30 Express were to say the least UGLY big action I am talking big enough to take on a 105mm Howitzer I think (Just Kidding). The 1917 could be a very accurate rifle. I have a 308 bench rifle on a 1917 action.

DrGonzo11 08-30-2009 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 152968)
Hey Gonzo, did you get the 1917?

Yeah, I did get it. I'm headed to a Gun Show in a few minutes to try and sell my Ruger P944. When i get back I'll try to get some pics up. That is, if my 5 month old will allow it :)

DrGonzo11 08-30-2009 05:09 PM

I think it was a good deal, because those Ballester-Molina's aren't worth much, I traded a beat up CZ52 and some ammo for it. I see the Ballesters for around $250-300 all the time, plus the barrel on mine was pretty much shot up and kind of pitted. The Going Gun show Eddysone price is about $500-$650, so I'm happy.

CA357 08-30-2009 05:35 PM

The 1917 will shoot anything. It is much stronger than a 1903. I prefer aesthetics of the '03 looks over a 1917, but it's definitely more stout.

It is believed that Sargent Alvin York actually used a 1917, not a 1903.

Either way, shoot the heck out of it. :cool:

cpttango30 08-30-2009 06:21 PM

Mine started life as a 30-06 military rifle. Grandpa had it made into a bench gun in 300wm then he didn't like that so he remade it into the 308 that it is now. I had thoughts about slapping a new barrel on it in 6.5-284win.

DrGonzo11 08-30-2009 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 153144)
The 1917 will shoot anything. It is much stronger than a 1903. I prefer aesthetics of the '03 looks over a 1917, but it's definitely more stout.

It is believed that Sargent Alvin York actually used a 1917, not a 1903.

Either way, shoot the heck out of it. :cool:


You're right about York


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