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Remington Model of 1917

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This was my gift to my wife for her 36th birthday several months back. We've a tradition of getting each other a new gun for birthdays.

She's got a thing for Enfields while I'm more of a Mauser guy. So I figured that I'd find her the best of both worlds. She's had a P14 in the past & loved it. But had never shot a M1917 Enfield before. So that was what I was specifically after (& I load quite a bit of .30-06, so ammo commonality helps). That & I picked up a gorgeous M1917 bayonet first that needed a rifle.

Ended up trading a nice Gewher 98 for probably one of the nicest M1917 you'll come across. With one super rare trait.

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This is how the original will look on one of these rifles.
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September of 1918 barrel date.
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Now for that super rare trait I alluded to, this rifle has never been out of the stock. If you look closely, the action screws are still peened in place & the stock has the WW1 war eagle proof mark.
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With pig sticker. Back when folks took their killing seriously. Not sure if I'd rather be shot or stabbed. I've been shot before & it sucked, a lot. Never been stabbed. So I don't know if that'd suck more. Hope to never find out.
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Anyways, hope y'all enjoy the pictures.
 

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Gorgeous rifle but I think it got refinished at some point. Looks like a black parkerizing which would have only been Eddystone. Note the two different color tones on the siderail. The barrel also appears to have a different color tone than the receiver. Beautiful M1917 nonetheless. Thanks for posting it!
 

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Gorgeous rifle but I think it got refinished at some point. Looks like a black parkerizing which would have only been Eddystone. Note the two different color tones on the siderail. The barrel also appears to have a different color tone than the receiver. Beautiful M1917 nonetheless. Thanks for posting it!
Maybe, maybe not. I've seen others the same way & had it explained to me once why they're like that. Something about heat treatment. But I don't recall exactly for sure.

Arguably my all/time favorite milsurp- excellent sights but recoil impulse is kinda stout compared to many other milsurps.
Definitely is stout in the recoil department, but she's a recoil junky. I'm much more of a fan of my nice soft M38 Swede. Definitely is a hoot to shoot. Let a girl at the range we go to shoot it some a couple weeks back, she was ringing the 200 yard gong after 2 or 3 rounds.

I need to get my wife in that program too!

Beautiful rifle. Not many around like that these days. Enjoy it!
Thank you. She's a good wife & deserves it. Besides, she got me back for my 40th a couple wees ago. She got me a nice shooter Colt M1917 that I'd been drooling over.
 

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That is very nice. I love the P14/17s. I like shooting the 17 over the 03 in terms of recoil. The 14 is a sweetheart.
 

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Thanks y'all. She's definitely a wood & steel kinda woman. Especially the blakpowder milsurps. She's got a Springfield Trapdoor that she shoots regularly. Also has an original 1863 Sharps SRC in .54 percussion. I'm tempted to sneak that off for a Turnbull restoration as an anniversary / birthday present.

Oldest girl child shooting the aforementioned Trapdoor.
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