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    1917 Eddystone Parts Build Range Report

    Put together this rifle from a bunch of parts. I wanted a 1917. Story and pics of build are here:

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread....65214&p=434823

    Set up at a forest land range. 100 yards measured.





    Shot 36 rounds. Last ten were on this target.



    I usually shoot apertures at 6 o'clock hold. But this would not do it. Had to shoot center of mass, but still was a bit low.

    Next up is to use my power planer and take off most of that cheek riser. The stock was obviously made for a scoped rifle.

    Without the cheek riser I can get a more steady and comfortable proper sight alignment and figure out what to do about the elevation. Also I think I will make a slight windage adjustment on the front sight. Half those shots were Kentucky windage a bit, or they all would have been right of the bulls eye.

    It is quite stunning how this long barrel rifle holds on the target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Group Therapy View Post
    Next up is to use my power planer and take off most of that cheek riser.
    Too bad, that stock would be exactly what a scope shooter will want. Worth good coin too. I'd get the military wood and go from there, sell the one you have and leave it like it is.

    So, your sight is too tall? Easy to fix...carefully though. But, weren't they set up for 250? Try it out there and see, it might be bang on.
    Regards, Jim

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    That barreled action will shoot more accurately in the full length military stock. They were designed to have a measured amount of upward pressure on the barrel at the front band, the rest of the barrel is free floated up to the chamber. Without it that huge barrel tends to whip a lot. Many years of shooting my M1917 in different configurations including glass bedded and free floated sporter stock has taught me that this truly is fact. As browningautorifleicon stated keep that pretty sporter stock intact and sell it for good money then put that $ toward a nice military stock you won't regret the results. As your pictures show in your previous thread you already have the front band and hand guard ring so your part way there, parts wise anyway. Oh and the fact that it's a parts rifle means any stock that comes along will work for you no sense searching for a particular maker stamp on a stock. - Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfoneguy View Post
    That barreled action will shoot more accurately in the full length military stock. They were designed to have a measured amount of upward pressure on the barrel at the front band, the rest of the barrel is free floated up to the chamber. Without it that huge barrel tends to whip a lot. ... Oh and the fact that it's a parts rifle means any stock that comes along will work for you no sense searching for a particular maker stamp on a stock. - Bill
    As I suspected from looking at the design and shooting experience. Thanks for the advice. Numrich as new repro stocks in walnut. Any word on how well they fit etc?

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    ... So, your sight is too tall? Easy to fix...carefully though. But, weren't they set up for 250? Try it out there and see, it might be bang on.
    I think they were. The other 1917 in the family seems to do better at 200 yards. That is the longest range we took it out to. So I am not going to fuss bring this new build down to 100 yard. I do have a 200 yard range and will probably dial it in for that. Wish I had access to longer ranges, but they are hard to find around where I am.

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    Sorry but I've never seen or held a new Numrich stock. You will need the stock, butt plate and screws, upper and lower handguards, middle band with sling swivel and screw and sling swivel with screws for the butt. As I said before the easy part for you is not needing specific makers stamps on your parts. If it bothers you and it's not chromed but just polished the bolt should take bluing and look beautiful under it. - Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Group Therapy View Post
    Numrich as new repro stocks in walnut.
    Quote Originally Posted by oldfoneguy View Post
    Sorry but I've never seen or held a new Numrich stock.
    Me either but you'll have to chance it. They might be good. Let us know here... Stock, Walnut, w/o Hardware, New Reproduction | Gun Parts Corp.
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    Get the original on ebay.
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    The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” - Will Rogers

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    I have serious questions on this stock. I notice that there are no close-up pictures of the left side of the stock where inspector's mark would be located. The upper side of the stock where the proof marking would be located or the foreend tip of the stock where the letter E should be located. A letter X is often a out specification marking and not serviceable. The location of the individual is Easton, PA which gives me the feeling it is from SARCO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjruple View Post
    I have serious questions on this stock. I notice that there are no close-up pictures of the left side of the stock where inspector's mark would be located. The upper side of the stock where the proof marking would be located or the foreend tip of the stock where the letter E should be located. A letter X is often a out specification marking and not serviceable. The location of the individual is Easton, PA which gives me the feeling it is from SARCO.
    I suspected same. SARCO or Numrich. One of those is selling bare new cut repro's for $199. This looks all the world like same. Not "vintage" as eBay listing claims. Besides, it is way to clean to be old. Hundred year old stuff, even if unused is way dirty and beat a bit. This is not.

    I did not bid. Has reserve. Certainly about the $199 they can be had elsewhere.

    BTW, I did bid on the old one. But was unwilling to bid over the listing price of $199. Tried to snipe in the last 20 seconds. Someone else already had a snipe set up for more, so it went for $201.50. Will never know what their high bid would have been. All the best to them. It was a question of value, just funds at present time for me.

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