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Old 04-08-2014, 01:20 PM   #1
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I came across an Eddystone M1917 this weekend in what seemed to be like-new condition. It was blued, with minimal wear (typical places: top of sight, magazine floor plate). Some of the bluing almost had a heat-treated quality to it Ė varying shades of blue. All markings are crisp, and there are no import markings on it.

While the metal looked good, the stock (also Eddystone) had a couple of odd-looking wood patches/plug fixes on it. It seems to have and original 1918 barrel on it. I understand that the original M1917ís were blued and subsequent rebuilds were parkarized, seems strange that this piece with metal this good would have had/needed the stock fixed. Stock aside, itís one of those things that looks so good it makes me suspicious!
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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It does sound too good to be for real but who knows. Just about every part on it should be marked as to maker (R, E, W) so I would look at as many of those as possible. http://m1903.com/m1917markings.htm If it was arsenal rebuilt the the parts really shouldn't match as they were just tossed in bins as they came apart and were reassambled the same way. Can you get some pictures to post so we can all have a look? Here are a few pictures of mine for you to compare with. Mine is a mix on Eddystone and Remington parts.
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RE the pics: it's the owner's house - which I won’t be able to get back to or a while, so no pics for now at least. I did not disassemble it but for taking the bolt out - but I did not notice any parts ~not~ marked as Eddystone. Again, I want to believe, but…
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By the way string1946, looks like a pretty nice rifle you have!
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Thank you. I guess its possible it was just never issued and is still factory fresh and if it is that would be quite a find. According to the 7th edition of the Standard Catalog of Military Firearms, the original finish would have been a "Matte Blue". Hopefully some other members can give you more things for you to look for. Good luck and I hope its the real thing and you take it home.
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Having never handled one of those beautiful rifles, I have to wonder if the rear sight inspired the later pistol sight by Smith & Wesson.
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String 46, Nice and clean bench you have there, And a nice 17!!
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My bench, I have to focus on the item. If I stand back too far. OMG!!
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Thanks. The only way I can keep my bench looking neat is to keep making it bigger so I can spread the stuff out. I have two sides of a square already so I figure it won't be long before I have myself compeletely boxed in.
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Jesus String I am jealous! I would buy dang near any eddystone I come across I love those rifles lol
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