View Full Version : 1917 Eddystone

Snapping Twig
10-03-2008, 10:21 AM
Well, I'm a sucker for bolt rifles, especially Mauser actions with controled extraction/ejection like a modern Sako.

My local pusher had a professionally sporterized 1917 sitting in the rack with what I believe is a Leupold Alaskan scope on a leupold mount.

Price was reasonable at $250, so I inked it.

Here's a snap of the bolt markings identifying it as an Eddystone


I understand that these are among the world's strongest actions and highly desirable for conversion to belted magnums. Heavy rifle that it is, I've always wanted a .340 Wby, so who knows? The barrel is the original 5 groove button rifled tube, so it might be a shame to discard it. Perhaps I can load up 200g heavy hitters for this and be satisfied.


It's got an inlay of the State of Texas in the stock


Cheek piece




Would you convert to magnum or would you keep it as is?

10-03-2008, 10:47 AM
That poor rifle... More like a 1917 Frankenstone now.

Personally, I would leave it as is, but it you've got the time. money and desire, converting it to a .340 wouldn't be any worse for it. The 1917 is very beefy and should handle the .340 just fine.

Snapping Twig
10-03-2008, 12:14 PM
Nothing much I can do to sooth the feelings of collectors.

Whoever converted this rifle knew his stuff. Check out the receiver, can you tell there was ever a sight there? Of course not, it's done right.

I'm happy with this rifle and I want to share my joy with you.