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Mustang
01-07-2013, 7:56 PM
I recently won this Remington made Pattern 14 sporter.

I think the description..."RE Bolt Action Rifle Serial # 2222 .303" threw everybody because no bidder seemed interested. I have a military stock to put it in, so I should be able to restore it without any problem.

It looks fair, with a good bore, but has that British black paint "Suncorite"

bill_k_lopez
01-07-2013, 7:58 PM
I like eggs.

Marcus von W.
01-07-2013, 8:02 PM
Well, the sights haven't been dikked with, so it might be a good candidate for restoration.

CSACANNONEER
01-07-2013, 8:02 PM
I've picked up a few $25-$50 rifles over the years.

Mustang
01-07-2013, 8:04 PM
I've picked up a few $25-$50 rifles over the years.

This was a $75 rifle.

pro-nra
01-07-2013, 8:28 PM
Steve, I believe Marcus von W. is right that the ear been shaven. Also, if you have the a US M1917 stock it is close but not the same as the P14 .303 British. You can make it work with some woodworking but not a drop in.

CSACANNONEER
01-07-2013, 8:31 PM
This was a $75 rifle.

Funny how it's worth more in parts than as a complete rifle.

Mustang
01-07-2013, 8:48 PM
Funny how it's worth more in parts than as a complete rifle.

Yep...sometimes that's how it works out...

www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=1374&aid=60755&lid=15304141&rts=/asp/searchadvanced_i.asp%23searchid%3D0%26type%3DlotAr chive%26search%3DRE%2520bolt%2520action%26sort%3Dr elevance%26length%3D25%26start%3D1%26refine%3D%26n c%3D1357476503740#topoflot

Pete1979
01-07-2013, 8:50 PM
Check headspace, get yourself some .303 and shoot it first. If it groups well then you have something worth restoring. I'd love to have a P14 to keep my 1917s company.

Mustang
01-07-2013, 9:28 PM
Steve, I believe Marcus von W. is right that the ear been shaven. Also, if you have the a US M1917 stock it is close but not the same as the P14 .303 British. You can make it work with some woodworking but not a drop in.

Juanito, if the ears have been shaved, I can't see it.



I've got several of the Pattern 14 stocks...hoping this will slip right in to one.

Mustang
01-07-2013, 9:33 PM
Check headspace, get yourself some .303 and shoot it first. If it groups well then you have something worth restoring. I'd love to have a P14 to keep my 1917s company.

Thanks, Pete...I'll get it to the range as soon as I can and post a range report.

pro-nra
01-07-2013, 10:44 PM
Disregard about the ears. Now that I see the other pics it is unaltered. The pic on you original post the ear looked skinny and shaved. Hopefully like Pete said it will shoot okay.

pro-nra
01-07-2013, 10:59 PM
One more thing regarding the furniture. If you need some front handguard, I have some Eddystone NOS handguards you can have on me. Just let me know and I'll bring it to the next match on the 19th.

Mustang
01-08-2013, 8:33 AM
Disregard about the ears. Now that I see the other pics it is unaltered. The pic on you original post the ear looked skinny and shaved. Hopefully like Pete said it will shoot okay.

One more thing regarding the furniture. If you need some front handguard, I have some Eddystone NOS handguards you can have on me. Just let me know and I'll bring it to the next match on the 19th.


Thanks, Juanito.

I looked at the original picture and noticed that because of the angle or something, the sight ears do look like they were shaved or ground down a bit. Thankfully not.

And thank you for the very kind offer on the handguards.

Steve

Timthetwin
01-08-2013, 8:57 AM
Nice pick up on that rifle m8. Hope the restore goes well :)

finloq
01-08-2013, 9:42 AM
Funny how it's worth more in parts than as a complete rifle.

My wife has a 94 Tercel that runs like a dream and gets great gas mileage. I bet that I couldn't sell it for more than $500 and yet her family mechanic has offered $2000 for it.

So many people collect C&R's and have little or no inclination to learn how they operate.

I am glad. I have picked up a few fixer-upers for nothing, because other buyers didn't want to attempt a basic repair or two.

smle-man
01-08-2013, 6:34 PM
I bet your P14 will pretty much drop into a 1917 stock; I've done it a couple times with WW2 replacement 1917 stocks. I really like P14s, very accurate rifles. I've had several over the years but just one now. Let us know how your's does!

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/smle-man/p14.jpg

Mustang
01-08-2013, 7:17 PM
I bet your P14 will pretty much drop into a 1917 stock; I've done it a couple times with WW2 replacement 1917 stocks. I really like P14s, very accurate rifles. I've had several over the years but just one now. Let us know how your's does!


I picked up several P-14 stocks similar to the one pictured. One will be used for a Winchester P-14 that is currently in a 1917 stock. There appears to be a gap around the magazine area of the 1917 stock, leading me to believe that the magazine for the p-14 may be a slightly different (smaller) dimension than the 1917.

If so, that may mean that the P-14 might fit easily into a 1917 stock, but not vice-versa.

I've also got what is without a doubt the ugliest sported Winchester P-14 that I've ever seen...


The description stated that a "Falcon" scope was mounted, which I took to mean some cheap POS scope. I was pleasantly surprised that it was a pristine Unertl Falcon, whose value approximated the price that I paid for the whole rig.
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Bore is in great shape, the only metal damage is to the left sight "ear", which has two holes where the sight was mounted. With a couple of filler screws, not noticeable at all.

And , of course, the third stock will be used for this sported "RE rifle".