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Old 04-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #11
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Now I just need my Garand!

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Great find. I am on my 2nd one (M1917) Love them!

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Didnt even shoot it and my ejector broke..
Who's geinus idea was it to put a tiny non-replaceable leaf spring for the ejector!?!?

Luckly a friend of mine had a extra laying around, but its a aftermarket one with a coil spring.... It seemed to work very well though.



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Shooting both the '03 and '17, I gotta say its pretty much a toss up between whats better.. They both have advantages/disavantages.

The '03 is shorter, lighter, & sleeker. The sights are very accurate but take slightly longer to aquire a correct sight picture than the '17.

The '17 is heavy & longer, but has less felt recoil than the '03. Has a aperture sight with a longer sight radius, very quick to aquire sight picture. I really like the position of the safety (second to the Garand )

Accuracy is about equal, both rifles have a ME of about 1.5.

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Didnt even shoot it and my ejector broke..
Who's geinus idea was it to put a tiny non-replaceable leaf spring for the ejector!?!?

Luckly a friend of mine had a extra laying around, but its a aftermarket one with a coil spring.... It seemed to work very well though.
That is a very common mod. I have seen gunsmiths do this with the old one as well (just file 2 grooves for the spring). It is probably the only flaw in the 1917 design. Beautiful rifle by the way !
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During the inter war years there was a great demand for the new bolt action rifles. Remington had an ample supply of P-14 and P-17 actions and parts.
Remington used these actions to build such classics as the Mdl. 30 Express Rifle. The military parts ran out and later Mdl. 30 rifles were made from commercial parts.



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During the inter war years there was a great demand for the new bolt action rifles. Remington had an ample supply of P-14 and P-17 actions and parts.
Remington used these actions to build such classics as the Mdl. 30 Express Rifle. The military parts ran out and later Mdl. 30 rifles were made from commercial parts.
The friend I got the ejector off of has both a M1917 and a M30 Express... (Probally whay he had the extra ejector... )
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Now I just need my Garand!
I just picked up a Garand a few weeks back. Now I'm looking for a 1917 Enfield like yours. It would fill the gap between the M1 and my 1898 Springfield in 30/40 Krag.
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I just picked up a Garand a few weeks back. Now I'm looking for a 1917 Enfield like yours. It would fill the gap between the M1 and my 1898 Springfield in 30/40 Krag.
What about the '03?
Those are my next two... A IHC Garand and a Krag



Oh yeah, I only traded a Mosin for the M1917...
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