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Enfield M1917 Rifle

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:48 pm
by lamontagne0527
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.

Re: Enfield M1917 Rifle

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:52 pm
by lloydiam
Nice !...........

Re: Enfield M1917 Rifle

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:19 pm
by Rapidrob
These rifles love the 175 grain boat tailed bullet. Very nice rifle you stole.

Re: Enfield M1917 Rifle

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:06 pm
by DaleH
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

Re: Enfield M1917 Rifle

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:16 pm
by boltactionbill
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

Re: Enfield M1917 Rifle

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:41 am
by vandle
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.

Re: Enfield M1917 Rifle

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:44 pm
by retread12345678
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

Re: Enfield M1917 Rifle

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:19 am
by Smokey
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.

Re: Enfield M1917 Rifle

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:43 am
by Hippycrowe
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

Re: Enfield M1917 Rifle

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:21 am
by mrbig381
Traded one off for something I had to have. Still looking for one.
Nice rifle.