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Old September 2, 2018, 12:46 AM   #1
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m1917 accuracy gunsmith in surprise az?

Does anybody know of or have contact information on a gentleman in Suprise Az who accurizes Model Of 1917's?
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Old September 5, 2018, 08:00 AM   #2
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And that is it? I wonder if he is a student of Elmer Keith, Elmer knew his way around the M1917.

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Old September 5, 2018, 11:57 PM   #3
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Which Model of 1917? Revolver or rifle?
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Old September 8, 2018, 10:54 AM   #4
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Mike went to the trouble to start his question with 'm1917', so I ruled out the 45ACP and went with the 30/06.

http://classic.gunauction.com/search...temnum=7309186

I bid on an won the Remington M1917; as I would expect when this auction hit the reloading forums most members would go out of their way to make themselves look good at the builders expense.

I asked them to hold down the insults because I thought the attention could drive the price up. I did not think someone that did not know what they were doing could build anything this ugly.

I loaded up 12 different loads with 12 different head stamps, bullets and powder; I took the rifle and 120 cartridges to the range vie the back roads and test fired the rifle. In the beginning I was bidding on the sum of the parts; after firing I decided there was nothing I could do to improve the accuracy so I applied the 'leaver policy', I left-er the way I found-er.

The sight base, rings and scope cost more than the rifle; the trigger group that came with the rifle would cost $75.00 plus shipping.

The sum of the parts? The sum of knowledge by the builder was greater than the sum of knowledge of reloaders on forums that responded. I did sign the rifle up in 'Ugly Gun contest'; it won both of them.

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