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P14 project done

#1 Post by Hippycrowe » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:13 pm

I finally found a drill stock and re finished it and put it on this Era P 14. Will #1Mk3 volley sights fit on this stock I found some new production for $54
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#2 Post by Hammy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:17 pm

that's a great looking stock. Kudo's..
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#3 Post by Rapidrob » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:32 pm

They are great rifles and should have taken over the older SMLE and Mk IV type rifles.But tooling and timing constraints changed history for ever. At least we developed the M-1917 using the P14 platform and reaped the benefits of a great battle rifle.
Of the rifles I own I have not run into a P14 rifle that was not accurate. Head space problems are not a factor with any of my rifles and brass life is very good.
Good job on restoring the old war horse.
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#4 Post by Hippycrowe » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:40 am

I had an after market stock on it and was not happy with it P14 is a stronger than the #1Mk3 and #4 rifles I would love to have a P14 in 45-70 to deer hunt here in Ohio. Thanks for all the comments

By the way never buy a Boyds P14/1917 stocks they are way too big and do not fit very well. Hand guard is so big it almost blocks the front sight

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#5 Post by Mwt » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:36 am

Love to see these old rifles restored. I also restored an Eddystone 2 years ago with my gunsmith buddy's help. Unfortunately mine had about 3" of the muzzle whacked-I guess to remove those ugly sight guards.

My buddy fabricated a bored out "false muzzle" from a worn out m1917 barrel and threaded it to the p14 barrel so I could reattach a proper front sight and the length would be correct again. In effect it is a 3" counterbore.

To my amazement-even with worn rounded lands and the long counterbore-it shoots great.

Was able to find a well worn "fat boy" ERA stock.
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#6 Post by Hippycrowe » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:18 pm

Wow that looks very good I bought this P14 because it was in a really nice 1917 stock I might sell it I just bought a 1903a3 can't afford to have everything lol

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#7 Post by Patman1951 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:16 pm

That looks great, nice job
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#8 Post by ghostdevilguy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:47 pm

Nice restoration. I have a 1916 Remington p14 drill rifle barreled action I am going to restore at some point, it's missing the rear sight, but is otherwise 100% numbers matching. I just have to track down a stock and the hardware, and I am thinking about getting one of the p14 criterion barrels for it.

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#9 Post by vandle » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:53 am

Job well done

its always pleasing to see a rifle brought back to its original guise.
One less bubba'd one out there
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