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Old August 13, 2012, 07:50 AM   #17
rbernie
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Winchester and Remington 1917 actions are reportedly quite stout and can be easily rebarreled without issue. In fact, using the P1914 bolt, it's quite common to see these rechambered as magnums.

Eddystone actions, on the other hand, are reported to trend towards being overly brittle, and I used to know more than a few gunsmiths that refused to work on an Eddystone due to the likelihood of causing or revealing front ring cracks during the process of breaking the old barrel free.

Here's a thread that talks around the potential issue with Eddystone's:

https://forums.cabelas.com/showthread.php?t=16676
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