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Cessnapilot89
01-30-2012, 8:21 PM
Well after much cleaning the horrifically sporterized 1917 is back in its military configuration. Found a WW1 Issue stock for it and some surplus handguards. Tracking down metal bits was a pain but I think I found them all.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w76/zipkicker99/P1010024.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w76/zipkicker99/P1010023.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w76/zipkicker99/P1010019.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w76/zipkicker99/P1010021.jpg

leman77
01-30-2012, 9:08 PM
Way to bring her back to life. Looks nice!

pro-nra
01-30-2012, 9:22 PM
You did a good job resurrecting a sporterized 1917. Finding the small parts can be a pain but between NPC and Springfield Sporters and other parts outlet, you can fins just about anything you need.
Each time I see a sporterized US military arms, it makes me cry. Looks like you are still missing the stacking swivel. Might want to stain the HG to match the stock to make it look better still.
I've posted this before but here it is again my 1917 five sisters:
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/pro-nra/DSC09069.jpg

rojocorsa
01-30-2012, 9:54 PM
YES!

Now Dr. Pepper and I have to do that 1903 barreled action you gave us!

Don the savage
01-30-2012, 9:59 PM
Nice work. It seems to be in season to rescue old rifles.

rojocorsa
01-30-2012, 10:01 PM
Nice work. It seems to be in season to rescue old rifles.

It's the right thing to do.

TheExpertish
01-30-2012, 10:46 PM
It's the right thing to do.

I concur. Unless it's an M-N, then it's just another project.

Cessnapilot89
01-30-2012, 11:34 PM
Definitely want to stain those handguards. Metal cleaned up fine thankfully, no real pitting damage. Rifle does have a MOD broad arrow mark on the under side of her receiver though. Any recommendations for a stain?

kwansao
01-30-2012, 11:52 PM
You did a good job resurrecting a sporterized 1917. Finding the small parts can be a pain but between NPC and Springfield Sporters and other parts outlet, you can fins just about anything you need.
Each time I see a sporterized US military arms, it makes me cry. Looks like you are still missing the stacking swivel. Might want to stain the HG to match the stock to make it look better still.
I've posted this before but here it is again my 1917 five sisters:
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/pro-nra/DSC09069.jpg

you always make me jealous

mosinnagantm9130
01-31-2012, 12:59 AM
Nice save!!

big103
01-31-2012, 1:01 AM
Nice man looks good. I need to get me one of this rifles.

pro-nra
01-31-2012, 7:56 AM
Definitely want to stain those handguards. Any recommendations for a stain?
In my experience, to match the old wood reddish patina I use Minwax Red Mahogany stain and if necessary, once the stain dries buff it with 0000 steel wool to match the shine on the old wood.

you always make me jealous
Thanks man I just love 1917 they are my favorite of all my US MilSurp Arms.

Nice man looks good. I need to get me one of this rifles.
Go out and fin that 1917 gem. They are out there but most have corroded/dark bores. I've seen them at gun shows and posted on boards. Good luck.

Paulie Lugnuts
01-31-2012, 8:13 AM
Well done! Be sure to get it out and shoot it once in a while.

Cessnapilot89
01-31-2012, 10:13 AM
Thanks guys. Can't wait to try it this weekend. I am supposed to get my stitches removed this week from my face so getting to the range will be a welcomed event.