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Found Eddystone for Sale

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Found Eddystone for Sale

#1 Post by grazza74 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:21 am

Gander Mountain in Lansing, MI has an Eddystone for sale. Stock has been cut back, don't know the gun well enough to know if metal has been cut. They were asking $600 with 40% off of that.

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#2 Post by mauserdad » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:26 pm

See if Nurmich Gun Parts has a schematic of the rifle then look at their parts prices before investing if you are trying to put it back as a military configuration. Auction sites usually have them in the $600 - $700 range as complete. The stock will probably be your big expense.
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#3 Post by retread12345678 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:42 pm

SO I am guessing the handguards are gone as well as both bands and the retaining ring . IF the gun has a mint bore and lots of blued finish I would be tempted if I had everything on hand Parts are available ;) but the gun will be a restoration
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#4 Post by grazza74 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:33 pm

I'd like one down the road, just posted it more as a heads up for others.

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#5 Post by retread12345678 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:57 pm

That was decent of you I am sure it will garner some interest

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#6 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:47 am

Watch out for 1/2 inch cut and the original sight put back on that barrel. You must measure and inspect the front sight. Wood is hard to find more like $300 a stock. Is it a farm boy sporter or a nice gunsmith modification with a bishop stock/work of art? The front sight has to come off for some of the metal to go back on. Bands can be pricy- they are not 10 bucks anymore. For $500 i'd buy one intact at a gun show. Also put a FIELD 30-06 gauge in it, more than a few fail a headspace FIELD gauge test. A 1917 sporter is say tops $200-250 in my book. Sounds like a $200 special. At $600---- That is the price of an intact average beat us1917 . The cost of stocks have gone nuts especially K98 , SMLE ,and US 1917 and P14 stocks-- you can figure around 200-300 just for a stock.
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#7 Post by grazza74 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:40 am

I don't know the length, but simply looked to me like the stock was cut and the metal left alone. There was some pitting on the barrel exterior.

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Does she look anything like one?

#8 Post by SkipNChurch » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:57 pm

Found a very nice chassis for a rebuild here at home shop. Pattern 14 with Bubbawood stock, however most of metal untouched making for a decent re-popping of rifle.
Ears intact, barrel full length/front sight on. Bolt a mis-match but chamber checks and headspaces OK. This rifle gave 225usd at local gun store.

A 600usd rifle ought be fully equipped and uncut wood and metal-wise. One can find one close to this price or less on auction sites and places like arms list dot com.

Please do not buy anything in a Pattern-14 or Model of 1917 US that has it's "ears" cut off, trimmed, or reformed in any way. Trying to mill, match, TIG weld those require more cash than most of have, and as noted above you can buy a rifle intact for much less than extensive repairs.

Stocks for the 14/17 family rifles are not inexpensive. Mine for the -14 took a few months of digging to get what I wanted and still not quite "perfect" :)

Here are pics of my Pattern-14 on arrival here at haciendaFatman.

Pics after Unbubba magic along with my M-1917. (Win, mostly matching Barrel 11-18, action dates close, W marked stock.)

Both I could have bought in good solid condition, had I had cash right-then, right-NOW for hella less than I paid for my re-popped rifles.
However this is my hobby, and Momma knows now after 25+ years to quit asking why UPS stops so often.. :whistle:


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1916 dated ERA Pattern-14 303
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11-1918 M-1917 US and 1916 P-14
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