Got Me Another US Rifle

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Trez, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I traded for this M1917... Its a Remingtion with a barrel date of 3-18. looks to be in awesome condition! :D

    (The '17 is on top, my '03 on the bottom)
     

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  2. 30-06_mike

    30-06_mike New Member

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    Looks like a great rifle Trez.
     

  3. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    The actual rifle of the US in WWI -- enjoy.
     
  4. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rifle. Congrats.
     
  5. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    Very nice. The classic rifles are sooooo much fun to shoot.
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Great find! Original rifles are hard to find.
     
  7. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The Pattern 17 Rifle saw use in WWI and WWII. The Pattern 14 Rifles are seldom seen these days.:)
     
  8. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    Really nice rifle! My LGS has an Eddystone for sale that I've been thinking about adding to my collection.
     
  9. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Great rifle!!! My buddy has a 1917 manufacture. They kind of screwed up when it was manufactured. The barrel is .303 for the P14 and the chamber is .30-06 spec. He handloads for it. It is the only .303-06 I've ever seen. My old FFL sold it to a guy and he proply returned it claiming it was shot out. The rifling was very strong so I took a cast of the chamber and slugged the barrel. Sure enough, A 1917 w/ a 1914 barrel.
     
  10. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    You did good, let us know how she shoots.................
     
  11. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Now I just need my Garand! :p
     
  12. drboompa

    drboompa New Member

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

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    You lucky son of a gun
     
  14. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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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!?!? :confused:

    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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  15. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  16. davemccarthy707

    davemccarthy707 New Member

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    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 ! ;)
     
  17. nitestalker

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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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  18. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    The friend I got the ejector off of has both a M1917 and a M30 Express... (Probally whay he had the extra ejector... :p )
     
  19. Donn

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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.
     
  20. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    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... :p