another new gun

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by howquig, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. howquig

    howquig New Member

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    I picked up a 30-06 mauser action rifle the only markings on it say. U.S. Model OE 1917 Eddystone can anyone tell me anything about this riffle? Trying to get pics up but having a hard time so will have them up as soon as I can. Thanks
     
  2. jbshoots

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    the 1917 eddystone in .30-06 is the U.S. version of the 1917 enfield that was in .303 caliber.

    here's one in it's original style:

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    or, i understand that a lot of these were "sporterized" after the war. this is what one of those might look like:

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    a friend of mine has a sporterized one (not the one from the above pic) that is a pretty good shooter and from what i've read in this forum about those guns, they are solid, especially if you have the original military style one with no modifications.

    not really sure why you described yours as "mauser action" tho?
     

  3. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    The 1917 uses a modified Mauser style action. Front locking lugs, full length extractor. Britain was planning to replace the SMLE and had the P14 in development when WW1 broke out, thereby stopping the transition. P14's were being made under contract by Remington, so when the US entered the war an effort to arm our troops with rifles included re-tooling the P14 to take the .30-06 round, and the 1917 was born.
     
  4. jbshoots

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    ok, now i know, thx for the info.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Here's a pic of my sporterized Eddystone:
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  6. howquig

    howquig New Member

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    That is the same rifle I got it is the sporterized I picked it up for 150.00 has a little rust on the barrel but the gun smith says it just needs reblued Have shot it and realy like the gun has a 3x9x40 leupold shot a group of 5 in a 1 in. group at 100yards. think I will use this for the first day of buck season this year. Can anyone tell the value of the gun? I also picked up one more rifle I will post soon.
     
  7. skullcrusher

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    If you bought it for $150, then the value is $150. Duh...LOL. :D

    Nice rifle. :D
     
  8. M14sRock

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    Here are a couple more sporterized 1917's. I'm in love with the 1917 action. Am going to swap the stocks between the top two. The Monte Carlo stock is for scoped use, but the rifle in it has nice sights. The other one still sports the original rear sight and may get finished off as a .375H&H (with a scope). The bottom two are the same rifle, but the top pic is after painting the scope to match the metal. This rifle has a sewer pipe for a barrel but still shoots MOA. It sports a Bell and Carlson stock which is configured for scope use and is REALLY comfortable. These are excellent, strong actions and really FAST with the "cock on close" action.
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  9. M14sRock

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    Got the first one swapped out. The second stock requires some inletting for the rear sight band.
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  10. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Remington's first civilian BOlt action rifle was the Model 30 Express. Guess what it was based on? Yes the 1917.

    Here is a pic of another sporterized 1917.

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    M14 where did you get that stock? I am looking for a new stock my a modle 30 express.
     
  11. howquig

    howquig New Member

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    ok here are the pics

    here are the pics of the one I bought
     

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  12. CA357

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    I just put a 3-9 X40 Nikon Team Primos scope on mine. I have Thanksgiving week off and I'll zero it then. It was a great shooter with a 2-7 x 32 Elite 3200, but my old eyes need extra help. ;)

    I am pleased as punch with mine. I paid $199. plus I refinished and shortened the stock then cold blued the barrel.

    Here's a link to the project: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f35/1917-eddystone-project-18556/
     
  13. howquig

    howquig New Member

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    I am very pleased with mine like I said needs a little work but for the price could not say no. I need to get the barrel reblued first then maybe re do the stock it has a few nicks and dings. I know the last guy said he took the barrel off and glass inlaid it. thanks again to everyone for the info. I think I am going to like this site a good bit since I plan on buying alot more guns I tried starting an album on my profile with pics of what I have bought already but don't know if it worked or not. thanks again
     
  14. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It's great fun and very satisfying to save an old firearm, and it keeps me out of trouble at home too. ;)
     
  15. M14sRock

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    I find the variances in old sporterized milsurps to be fascinating. The personal touches are amazing. The labor hours invested in many of them is impressive. I've seen them done with hand carved stocks. Some guy sitting in a cabin all winter whittling a new stock for the rifle he brought back from WW1? That is cool to me.

    I do not believe milsurps should be sporterized if they are still original (unless knackered up already), but the ones that have already been done are fair game.

    But remember, today's POS old milsurp is tomorrows valuable relic.