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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Chadwick View Post
    Thank you rcathey for that opinion - it's nice to know that I am not alone....
    Not at all, my friend.
    One website I’ve dealt with actually offers a service for matching up your 1917. Send it in and they’ll replace all the mismatched parts for a nominal fee. Just feels “icky” to me.

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    Patrick and rcathey, I totally agree with you on this. Salt Flat

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    baker--

    I would leave the rifle the way you received it. The WWII rebuild is part of its history. That means that prevously the rifle was so heavily used in probably training, combat, etc. that the Army was forced to rebuild the rifle. I would only replace parts if they are unserviceable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjruple View Post
    would leave the rifle the way you received it.
    fjruple, I've no intention of doing anything other than rust removal and a good cleaning. I am looking for the stacking swivel that is missing. But that's about all it will get. It's perfect just the way it is. Like you said it's history.

    Thanks..

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    "1317" Model

    What I like about this rifle apart from the obvious is the "9" appears to have a broken belly has not stamped fully it appears as a "1317" model now that is a rare beast indeed infact it may be the only one who knows

    Anyway good for you sir......

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    Quote Originally Posted by usabaker View Post
    The shop would not let me head space it
    Of course not, they wouldn't want a sale killer like that... There's nothing wrong with that rifle. Looks like a repark from WW2 time, rebuilt back then. That JA barrel looks like a square crown, a bit unusual for the military contracts ?... A rag and varsol or acetone will clean lots of grime out of the wood... Very nice, wish it was mine.
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    A few observations and thoughts and I probably sound like a broken record.

    The single biggest downer is if the rifle was used for firing blanks. That eats out the throat, rifling looks wonderful, muzzle measuring is great, no chamber left.

    Ergo, a Throat Erosion gauge is very important. Steven Methews gauge works wonderfully for that (he did not calibrate it to the 1917, but its very close and certainly gives you the general idea of no wear, some, medium or a lot and that is what you really need)

    Head Space is almost irrelevant as the 1917s headpiece very long (almost past field reject)

    For cleaning, I have found two products (acualy a guy tested them and reported and his assessment has prove to be outstanding ) - both are non toxic, non odor and of course not hazardous.

    My goal was to keep odors out of the house as those were bothering my wife seriously (and she is used to diesel and all that)

    I also have a Lyman boroscope so I can check results.

    I think there are other non haz non odor products similar, these use focused chemistry as opposed to brute force for their work.

    One is Bore Tech eliminator. Its more a copper cleaner but also does a good job on carbon. I use it initially to clean up a barrel. Not routinely. I have not found a lot of copper in my military barrels.

    The other one is Carbon Killer 2000 (I call it CK2K) . Its very good/outstanding on carbon.

    Using those I have brought what looked like glazed ugly old barrels back to like factory new mint barrels.

    While CK2K works cold, I have found it even more effective (quicker) if you clean it after firing the gun 5 rounds with the barrel warmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC20 View Post
    One is Bore Tech eliminator. Its more a copper cleaner but also does a good job on carbon. I use it initially to clean up a barrel. Not routinely. I have not found a lot of copper in my military barrels.

    The other one is Carbon Killer 2000 (I call it CK2K) .
    RC, Thank for the information and tips. I already used Bore Tech Eliminator; I moved to it when I found out using Sweets 7.62 and Hoppe's #9 can do bad things to your barrels. Great stuff. I've never used the Carbon Killer 2000 have you tried Bore Tech C4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    the "9" appears to have a broken belly
    I'll have to look at that again when I pick it up. I think that might be a picture issue.


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