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Enfield M1917 Rifle

M1903, M1903A3 and M1917.
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Enfield M1917 Rifle

#1 Post by lamontagne0527 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:48 pm

I managed to pick up a m1917 rifle back in 2013 for 275 dollars after tax (unsporterized). When i asked the shop owner how long the rifle was on the website he said less than 20 seconds. When i managed to go pick up the rifle i was blown away by how it looked, all it was missing was a rear sling swivel which the shop had in a bag that was going with the rifle anyways. It has the original 1918 barrel dated September. These rifles are ridiculously rare in Canada and even more rare to find one unsporterized. I've only seen the full military ones for 899.99 plus here in canada and they are usually in bad shape. I think i got mine for a complete steal.
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#2 Post by lloydiam » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:52 pm

Nice !...........

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#3 Post by Rapidrob » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:19 pm

These rifles love the 175 grain boat tailed bullet. Very nice rifle you stole.
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#4 Post by DaleH » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:06 pm

Rapidrob wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:19 pm
These rifles love the 175 grain boat tailed bullet. Very nice rifle you stole.
On sale at $140 per 500 right here: https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/ ... -500-count

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#5 Post by boltactionbill » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:16 pm

WOW! At that price I would have bought 2 or 3 of them! Very nice. Rob is right you stole it but don't have any guilt about it and enjoy it. - Bill

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#6 Post by vandle » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:41 am

Never feel guilty if you pick up a bargain.

Very nice rifle, they are great shooters and very accurate.
Love shooting mine so enjoy yours.
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#7 Post by retread12345678 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:44 pm

Go figure. About 20 years back there were lots of them around with the Canadian Broad Arrow. More than a couple were still blued

I have had dozens of these in time past and they were all fun and accurate

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#8 Post by Smokey » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:19 am

While the 1903 Springfield seemed to be favored by the troops; I always thought the M1917 was the better combat rifle. It's much stronger and safer (especially with the low number M1903s), has better sights and a holds 6 rounds in the magazine. If the US army ever would have come up with a simple modification for windage adjustment, it might have replaced the Springfield as the primary service rifle.
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#9 Post by Hippycrowe » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:43 am

I like the sights on the 1917 much better than any other bolt rifle in WW1 and you can load magnum loads in it,that is a very strong action. The US should have made those a sniper rifle

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#10 Post by mrbig381 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:21 am

Traded one off for something I had to have. Still looking for one.
Nice rifle.

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#11 Post by Mike Sr » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:24 pm

I had a 1917 sporter that was a great shooter, but I couldn't love it in it's modified form. Traded it for a very nice MAS 36. I'm still looking for a bargain original 1917.

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