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Old July 22, 2021, 07:09 AM   #1
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Eddystone M1917.........................

Another mil-surp I picked up two years ago that has what looks like the original wood but w/o any stamps at all. Does that mean it never went through a re-furb?

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Old July 22, 2021, 07:32 PM   #2
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It has been through an Arsenal, if it hadn’t the colors on everything would be different than they are, all parts would be E eddystone marked and it would have the eagles head stamp on it. If void of any markings then it has been put in a replacement stock at some time. Now stocks were all over the market for years. Check your serial number and barrel date too.
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Old July 24, 2021, 04:16 PM   #3
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Plus, it originally came from the factory with a blued finish. Your rifle looks like it is parkerizing, a sure sign of a rebuild.
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Old July 24, 2021, 05:34 PM   #4
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Late WWI, there were large Army Ordnance shops in France. Mention is made of vats for degreasing and "pickling" of small arms. I figure that means Parkerizing. Would replacement stocks have been marked?
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Old July 25, 2021, 09:38 AM   #5
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Winchester bolt w/flame bomb, Winchester nose cap. E and flame bomb 7-18 barrel, Eagles head on bottom metal behind the front action screw, E marked ladder sight, flame bomb on left side of receiver and the stock de-faced on the nose under the barrel.

The bore looks fine. 755*** serial# Finish looks like grey/green park. What would the value be on the piece in this condition?

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Old July 30, 2021, 12:32 PM   #6
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I guess being a mix master means very little value.

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Old July 31, 2021, 10:21 PM   #7
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I would place a value of $900 +/- on it. I know that some of the more experienced collectors will say that is too high and others may say that is a little low, but I have seen similar M1917’s sell in that price range recently.
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Old August 3, 2021, 04:07 AM   #8
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I would place a value of $900 +/- on it. I know that some of the more experienced collectors will say that is too high and others may say that is a little low, but I have seen similar M1917’s sell in that price range recently.
Thank you kind sir. It shoots very well for a 103 Y.O. rifle and I have less $ in it so I'm happy.

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