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Snapping Twig
10-03-2008, 11:21 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

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/SnappingTwig1/PA010004.jpg

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.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/SnappingTwig1/PA010001.jpg

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

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/SnappingTwig1/PA010008.jpg

Cheek piece

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/SnappingTwig1/PA010006.jpg

Overview

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/SnappingTwig1/PA010009.jpg

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

SigShooter
10-03-2008, 11:47 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, 1:14 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.