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joefrank64k
09-30-2009, 9:30 AM
In case anyone is interested...

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/US_Remington_P17_Enfield_30.06_Rifles.html

...I just picked-up #3487M :D

5hundo
09-30-2009, 10:18 AM
Not too bad, really. They look like they're in nice shape...

The CMP 1917s would be a better deal if you can talk them into shipping them to you. I was successful in that endeavor, so it's not completely out of the realm of possibility...

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=222393

I wonder if by "Remington" they mean "Eddystone" as well...

joefrank64k
09-30-2009, 10:56 AM
I wonder if by "Remington" they mean "Eddystone" as well...

Yeah, "Eddystone" was one of two plants (the other was Ilion, NY) where Remington made the Enfield's for the Government...or so the story goes. :D

5hundo
09-30-2009, 11:15 AM
Yeah, "Eddystone" was one of two plants (the other was Ilion, NY) where Remington made the Enfield's for the Government...or so the story goes. :D

I don't claim to be an expert on 1917s but I think the ones that are marked "Remington" as opposed to "Eddystone" are more sought after. I'm just curious as to which of the two markings these have on them...

joefrank64k
09-30-2009, 11:39 AM
I don't claim to be an expert on 1917s but I think the ones that are marked "Remington" as opposed to "Eddystone" are more sought after. I'm just curious as to which of the two markings these have on them...

Interesting! The one I bought has all Remington marked parts...I'll post pics once I get it, they said that it will be going out tomorrow, so I expect it next week sometime.

Mr Wizard
09-30-2009, 12:12 PM
I don't know anything about these guns, so what do the numbers BBL 5-18, BBL 3-18 mean?

joefrank64k
09-30-2009, 2:51 PM
I don't know anything about these guns, so what do the numbers BBL 5-18, BBL 3-18 mean?

My understanding is that those are Barrel Dates...so 3-18 means March, 1918, etc...

5hundo
09-30-2009, 5:14 PM
My understanding is that those are Barrel Dates...so 3-18 means March, 1918, etc...

Winner!!! ;)

TRICKSTER
09-30-2009, 7:56 PM
Nice rifles, but there are better deals out there. I picked up a correct Winchester back in April for $500 and just got a correct Remington last week for $550. My first M1917 was a correct Eddystone which I paid too much for.
At least my collection is complete, a correct rifle from each manufacture and a shooter that was a Parade Rifle that I got from CMP for $250.
When you get the rifle, use this site to make sure all the parts are properly marked. http://m1903.com/m1917markings.htm

M. D. Van Norman
09-30-2009, 9:29 PM
Those prices! :eek:

Why did I pass on a U.S. m1917 for under $400? Iím sure there was a good reason.Ö

5hundo
09-30-2009, 10:15 PM
Nice rifles, but there are better deals out there. I picked up a correct Winchester back in April for $500

That's a good deal!

Where did you score that from?!?!?!

TRICKSTER
09-30-2009, 10:27 PM
That's a good deal!

Where did you score that from?!?!?!

Auction Arms.

coop44
10-01-2009, 11:32 AM
I used to pass on them for $200, oh well live and learn.

Scout106
10-01-2009, 4:33 PM
Not bad looking rifles. However there is no such thing as a P17; it is the U.S. Rifle Model of 1917, or M1917. The prices are high by a couple hundred at least. A Remington is a Remington, an Eddystone is an Eddystone and a Winchester is a Winchester and they should be advertised correctly. IMO, $500 is a fair price in todays market for average condition; more if all correct but that is rare as they were all re-built at least once following WWI. There were more Eddystones made than Remingtons and more Remingtons than Winchesters. I currently have correct Eddystone and Winchester M1917s and a mixmaster.

joefrank64k
10-01-2009, 6:27 PM
Not bad looking rifles. However there is no such thing as a P17; it is the U.S. Rifle Model of 1917, or M1917. The prices are high by a couple hundred at least. A Remington is a Remington, an Eddystone is an Eddystone and a Winchester is a Winchester and they should be advertised correctly. IMO, $500 is a fair price in todays market for average condition; more if all correct but that is rare as they were all re-built at least once following WWI. There were more Eddystones made than Remingtons and more Remingtons than Winchesters. I currently have correct Eddystone and Winchester M1917s and a mixmaster.

Yeah, for some reason, the "P17" (short for "Pattern 17") designation still gets used sometimes, even though, as you've pointed out, it should be the M1917.

I agree that these would be over-priced for average condition M1917's, but they look very good to excellent and AIM lists the bores as "very good to excellent" and the muzzles as "excellent". I've never been disappointed with AIM's guns (the M48 that I recently got from them is absolutely beautiful).

I'll get some pics up once I get it (it shipped today) so we can see if they were really worth the dough. :D

Springfield45
10-02-2009, 5:04 PM
I have a Eddystone I got from CMP for $250. Very nice solid rifle and good shooter. I like the M1917 because it was most likely the rifle carries by Sgt. York during WWI.

FYI the "Eddystone" plant was owned by Remington.

joefrank64k
10-02-2009, 7:19 PM
I have a Eddystone I got from CMP for $250. Very nice solid rifle and good shooter. I like the M1917 because it was most likely the rifle carries by Sgt. York during WWI.

FYI the "Eddystone" plant was owned by Remington.

So I've heard! Stuart Mowbray says it might be one of the most under-appreciated martial arms in American history. He said everyone seems smitten with the '03, but the 1917 actually saw more service during WWI.

Can't wait to get mine...it's scheduled to arrive on the 7th. :D

TRICKSTER
10-08-2009, 9:23 PM
Can't wait to get mine...it's scheduled to arrive on the 7th. :D

OK, it's the 8th and....

:useless:

joefrank64k
10-10-2009, 8:41 PM
OK, it's the 8th and....

:useless:

I agree 100%!!! :D:D:D

I've got a long weekend so I should have some pics up by Monday (the 12th)!

joefrank64k
10-11-2009, 9:01 PM
As promised, here are shots from one of the M1917's AIM was selling a week or so ago.

This is how the rifle came out of the box...well, it was in one piece until I got a hold of it!!!

I was totally blown away by the bore...it is absolutely perfect...I wish I had a D-SLR so that I could focus on it better. To think that the barrel is 91 years-old and looks that good is amazing to me...

As for the rest, it's top-notch. All Remington marked parts, even under the buttplate. The action is smooth and tight. I can't wait to get it out to the gun club! I just got 2 cans of CMP Greek .30-06 last week so I'm set for some range time.

I'm posting 2 more sets of pics after this one due to the 6 image limit.

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/RemM1917.jpg
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/RemM19171.jpg
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/RemM19172.jpg
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/RemM19173.jpg
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/RemM19174.jpg
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/RemM19175.jpg

joefrank64k
10-11-2009, 9:02 PM
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/RemM19175.jpg
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/RemM19177.jpg
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/RemM19178.jpg

Dr. Peter Venkman
10-12-2009, 12:28 PM
If you're going to post pics, at LEAST take a few of the rifle in its entirety.

joefrank64k
10-12-2009, 8:34 PM
If you're going to post pics, at LEAST take a few of the rifle in its entirety.

No problem...sorry about the lighting, the stock is NOT black! :D

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/RemM19179.jpg
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/RemM191710.jpg

paratroop
10-13-2009, 7:22 AM
shes pretty. so is aim easy to deal with? i always check out there site, but i havent gotten anything yet, just got my 03 recently. do they refinish everything they get? or do they just get good stuff? anyways im sorry, thats a beautiful rifle, i will have mine someday.

joefrank64k
10-13-2009, 9:02 AM
shes pretty. so is aim easy to deal with? i always check out there site, but i havent gotten anything yet, just got my 03 recently. do they refinish everything they get? or do they just get good stuff? anyways im sorry, thats a beautiful rifle, i will have mine someday.

Thanks...I've always had great service from AIM. Some are restored, some are arsenally refinished, some are "as found" but AIM always calls that out very clearly in their descriptions.