GUN an addition to my C&R collection (not a mosin)

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  1. beetle

    beetle blah blah blah OT Supporter

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    thought I post my new C&R addition for the few here who enjoy milsurp.

    a very nice condition M1917, or "american enfield". Just got it from an old gentleman who used to own a gun store in the 50s. He bought it in the late 1940s directly from the US Army Rock Island Arsenal.

    I like firearms, but the historical aspect of milsurps fascinate me. This gun was made in 1918, and is nearly 100 years old. It most likely saw action in WWI and perhaps even at the start of WW2 before being replaced with 1903a3s and of course garands.

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    The overall blueing is in great shape.

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    Gun was made in March, 1918!

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    Has been around the block quite a few times. Each one of these stamps represents a visit to an arsenal for fix up.

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    Hope you enjoyed the pics!
     
  2. The Cable Guy

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    That looks great!
     
  3. JRucker2004

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    now that's cool, she's a beauty!

    doesn't look any older than 25 years or so, the years have been very gentle to her.
     
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    Technically, the 03A3 wouldn't have replaced it in service. By the time the 03A3 was adopted, every service had already adopted the M1 as the standard service rifle.
    I want 1917 Enfield so badly though.
     
  5. thegooch

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    SA=Springfield Arsenal last letter is for the person who worked there or SAA San Antonio arsenal
    AA=Augusta Aresnal last letter is for the person who worked there

    Nice find, how much did you pay for it? Any idea of ME and TE?
     
  6. thegooch

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    Eddystone stock
     
  7. david_4x4

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    I love P14s and M1917s.

    Nice gun, love shooting them over my 03s.
     
  8. beetle

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    thanks for the nice comments. hard to break out the price, as I got it in a package deal along with a 1903a3 and m1 carbine. Using market pricing for the others I probably paid around $700 for it.
     
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    the old timer gave me the paperwork for the the 1903a3 as well. he paid $10 and $4.50 shipping for it in 1962!!!!

    too bad we missed the era of the american milsurps. I guess we are in the era of the cheap mosins.
     
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    Eh, the shit can still be bought from the govt for cheaper than what most want on the retail market.
     
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    A buddy of mine has one just like it, we took it out to the range last week and shooting Remington 168 grain bullets we were printing average 1 inch 5 round gorups with it. Probably could have done better but we both ware glases so that was the best we could do with out a scope. Not that that was too bad.
     
  12. thegooch

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    details on carbine?
     
  13. beetle

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    m1 carbine: IBM receiver and barrel, flat bolt. re-arsenal with adjustable sight and bayonet band. I'll post pics later.

    1903a3: smith corona with a '43 barrel. it's a mix master. I think what he did was to buy a bunch of $10 1903a3s through the NRA program (using friends and family). Then what he did was to take the best parts and assemble this one. Has the full "c" type pistol stock, and all milled parts. This will become my shooter 1903a3, I relegate my remington which is more historically correct to the safe. pics later.
     
  14. Alamo_Jake

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    That's a beautiful looking gun!
     

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