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m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:19 am
by hardcore
ready for issue

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:57 am
by Rapidrob
Very nice! Of my .30-06 USA rifles my M1917 is my favorite long range shooter.

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:03 am
by Pricate
I’m very jealous right now.....πŸ˜‰ I have never bought an Eddeystone but it’s on my list! I love the smoothness of the bolt, as smooth as my No 4 Mk 1 bolt. A bit heavy as I would of hated carrying that beast while in a trench but well know for their quality and reputation. She is beautiful and the accessories make it that much better. Thank you for sharing it! πŸ˜ƒ

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:48 am
by vandle
My Eddystone is one of my favourites as well. It maybe a little heavier rifle than some but it absorbs the recoil well.

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 pm
by Charles Lipscomb
Ditto on liking the rifle.
But i gotta dispute the weight issue. They weigh the same as the M1.
I think its just the extra 2 inches of barrel that throws things off.

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:59 pm
by armabill
I have one too only because I live near where they were made. I also went to Eddystone High School which is almost next to Baldwin's which bought the old factory. Baldwin's was still in operation when I attended Eddystone High School.

Baldwin's no longer exists and the buildings were torn down. A mini-mall and a Walmart are there now.
How things have changed!

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:28 am
by vandle
Charles Lipscomb wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Ditto on liking the rifle.
But i gotta dispute the weight issue. They weigh the same as the M1.
I think its just the extra 2 inches of barrel that throws things off.
I think you are correct but we are not allowed to play with those type of toys here (M1)

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:27 pm
by Mountain Lion
I have a Winchester 1917. Very underrated rifle. I’ve named her Anne. From Little Orphan Annie. The 1914/17 was designed by the British, but built by the Americans. Neither side claimed her as one of their own. Thus an orphan. Your Annie is a beauty too.

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:29 pm
by Mountain Lion
Very cool connection story to Eddystone.

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:21 pm
by Rapidrob
I just finished shooting my rifle at 800 yards. Wind was 5 mph or less and fish tailing. My hand loads of Match brass,Reloader 15 powder and Sarria Match King 175 grain bullet.
As expected,the rifle shot vert well Indeed.

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:42 pm
by Charles Lipscomb
I hadn't thought to name mine. Though i have named 2 of my M1s, donna and laura. And my 2 aks, nadia and mikomi. They are named after my friend nadia in kiev. I let her pick which got which. Her given name went to the norinco folder. Andcher screen name , mikomi , went to the poly tech legend.
I will need to see how the m17 does before i name her.

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:09 pm
by Smokey
The M1917 has more metal in the receiver, as well as a longer barrel. This is why its heavier than the M1903. Having used both types over the past 50 years I see the M1917 as a stronger and safer rifle. It also shoots just as well with a good barrel. It also holds 6 rounds in the magazine vs 5 for the M1903. The sights are generally better for combat use. Lack of easy windage adjustment really wasn't a factor, particularly in WWI. It can be cycled just as fast as the M1903 in rapid fire. Carrying it about my property the extra pound does get noticed. I see it as a better combat rifle for US troops than the M1903 for WWI.

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:23 pm
by 72 usmc
I assume most readers know about this information:


THE STORY OF EDDYSTONE by Roy Marcot & Joe Poyer. 2010

https://www.remingtonsociety.org/the-st ... eddystone/

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:11 pm
by indy1919a4
72 usmc wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:23 pm
I assume most readers know about this information:


THE STORY OF EDDYSTONE by Roy Marcot & Joe Poyer. 2010

https://www.remingtonsociety.org/the-st ... eddystone/

Wow, Some awesome stats and photos.. Thanks. You know if you take an average price
of 35 dollars a rifle.. Today that is worth about 900 dollars in today's money.. I think the Army pays about 600 dollars a
rifle today. So these were rather expensive.

How about some moving pictures to pay you back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK8lKBCLSLY

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:03 am
by riyasharma
Great information :clap: