Remington 1917 .30-06 ?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by griffin81, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    Hey guys I just got my great grandfathers Remington rifle and a ton of old blanks. I know he used to carry it in the solders parade and shoot blanks out of it. So I cleaned about 4 crayons of red wax out of the barrel. I'm wondering what kind of info u guys had on this gun. It has eagle heads stamped on it in several places. I have attached some pics.

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  2. neilage66

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    Nice!
    It's an original Eddystone (Remington) barrel.

    Those rifles are tanks! ...with some of the best battle sights of any WWI weapon by far. They are not as fragile as the 03's sight and those ears are stout.

    What a great family piece.
    Get some ammo through the CMP if you can.
    Enjoy!
     

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There were problems with some receivers. I am not sure of the series as it has been a while since I have played with them.
     
  4. neilage66

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    From another forum circa 2008:

     
  5. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    I have put a few rounds through it and it shoots great. The bore is in really Good shape. I have no intention of selling it just looking for some information. Thanks guys

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  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Well, stating the obvious, the barrel is dated May, 1918. So, it's safe to assume a manufacturing date around that time.
     
  7. c3shooter

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  8. griffin81

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    Thanks guys! C3 I'm gonna start doing some reading thanks.

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  9. dteed4094

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    I've had 2 of them that were Bubbaized, Great shooters. Keep it origional.
     
  10. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    One of those is my next rifle, that one looks great !
     
  11. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    I got a box of ammo last night and cleaned it up a bit, I'm gonna shoot it a little I want to really see how well at distance I can do with the sights just for fun. Really I just couldn't care if it's worth $10 or $10,000. I just didn't want it leaving my family. It's in good shape and the bore looks great. If I ever get a day off work I'm gonna find al long range to shoot it at. 175 yards is the longest range shot I can make here and that's at a hanging gong.
    I hope to have one of the vets carry it in our next old solders parade in town, that was what my great granddad did with it so I think it would be cool.

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  12. dteed4094

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    I believe the commercial version is the model 30 Remington.