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M1903, M1903A3 and M1917.
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#16 Post by rob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:58 pm

The 1917 is one of my favorite bolt actions, I prefer it over the 1903

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#17 Post by boltactionbill » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:15 pm

Was at the range this weekend with my future son in law. I had my Winchester M1917 and he had his 1903. The '17 outshot the '03 with both of us behind each trigger. I have to admit that the '03 kicked like a mule compared to the '17 using my reloads in both. That extra barrel and weight really does calm it down some.

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#18 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:25 am

If the o3s recoil gets bothersome , put lead in the buttstock. My Garand was getting away from me so i put twenty-seven .58 caliber round balls in it,
Only downside was the lead powered some.
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#19 Post by JAG2955 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:19 am

I just got a Remington M1917, sans stock. I love the M1917, I wonder what it would have been like with some equivalent upgrades like the 1903 got.

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#20 Post by Smokey » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:50 am

There was some effort expended in making the M1917 the standard rifle after WWI. The big issue was lack of easy windage adjustment. Attempts were made to use visual clues to determine "Kentucky windage" but in the end, they were impractical. The M1917 remained relegated to war reserve. They do show up in some of the pictures from our initial landings in Africa; and they were delivered to allies such as the Chinese during WWII.

It was a shame that a windage adjustable sight wasn't developed, as the M1917 was a much stronger and safer rifle than the M1903.
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#21 Post by JAG2955 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:01 pm

I actually just saw a guy who had a stock stamped with Chinese characters.

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#22 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:10 pm

JAG2955 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:01 pm
I actually just saw a guy who had a stock stamped with Chinese characters.
Yep, Chang Kai Shek and his side got a bunch of them.
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#23 Post by JAG2955 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:28 pm

Neat. They obviously got around.

This M1917 (almost done unBubbaing) has a fantastic trigger pull. Like comparable to my Swiss rifles.

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#24 Post by OSUJACK » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:38 am

Here’s my September of 1918 barrel dated Eddystone. I also took a pic of the cleaning kit. “No-Bukl” sling. I have a Remington 1903 dated 1942, but it shoots a foot right, albeit with decent accuracy. This rifle shoots right where you put the sights, and it is a real deal tack driver. I’m guessing most feel the same about their m1917s. Just amazes me that they don’t garner more praise or value nowadays, with people being nutty over accurate old milsurps. Seems like the m1917 would be the top of the heap.

My rifle has a parkerized finish, the book I have authored by C.S. Ferris, written exclusively about the m1917 rifles, states that parkerized finishes were applied in late 1918 to some Eddystones. I would assume that’s what I have. Not sure if my gun saw much action given it was made just two months before November and the end of WW1.
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#25 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:20 pm

Very nice. Being so near the end it may well have stayed stateside its whole existence.
The sling and kit are a nice bonus. Both are getting up there in price.
The cleaning kit alone used to be cheap but all I have seen are 35 and up. The slings are near 200 for nice ones.
My Remington rescue came with what I thought was a Danish copy of our M1 sling. I based it on the CNN color and the buckle. First glance I saw no markings. Only the other day did I find out it to be a U S 1944 dated . Now to figure out who made it. They didn't have us in mind when they stamped their information on them so its blurred.
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#26 Post by neanderpaul67 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:54 pm

Beautiful rifle! I have one too, it’s a nice shooter!

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