View Full Version : Anyone know much about Remington 1917?

12-05-2011, 5:28 PM
Hey there ,
I was going through my guns just the other day and remember an old rifle that my dad had bought me from an old gentle man we lease our land from, before I got to shoot it we had an house fire and flames never got to it but the heat messed the blue up an the stock got damaged a little bit. Well it's been 6-7 years now and the rifle is in working order but wasn't interested in it at all. But just the other day I thought to it and want to build it up to a nice rifle like a. Bench shooter style. Is it worth it? It's a Remington model 1917. 30-06

12-05-2011, 6:06 PM
If by bench shooter you mean a plinker to shoot off of the bench then yes, you can.

The Rem 1917 is a big action and a lot of people like to build custom big bore (404 Jeffrey, 416 Rigby, etc.)hunting rifles out of those actions.

Since it has been in a fire it would probably be advisable to have a gunsmith check it out for warping and hardness.

12-05-2011, 6:25 PM
I was looking at stock at rifle-stocks.com and they had some real nice ones . But 8-10 weeks wait is a long time, you know anywhere that has great stocks?

12-05-2011, 8:20 PM
If the heat took off the blue and burned the stock don't shoot it until it is looked at. Your face is more valuable than the rifle.

12-05-2011, 8:48 PM
Yea that why for a bit I didn't care for that rifle because what had happen to it but I just pulled it out to look at it again. Here are some pics I just took just the fore grip in the front is black the rest of the stock is good just that I didn't have good light in here. The rest of the stock is a deep cherry red color just a few inches in the front has been charred. http://img.tapatalk.com/a6cd89f3-ac4e-2854.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/a6cd89f3-ac70-3668.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/a6cd89f3-ac87-18b2.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/a6cd89f3-ac9c-3732.jpg