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    Model 1917 Still serving!



    So, Many years ago a friend passed this Model 1917 on to me. He had bought 3 at a gun show when prices where still friendly. Anyway, I have shot this rifle over the years, and began to wonder about the safety of it. Barrell wear, headspacing etc... It is a nice rifle, shoots well.
    Take care my fellow shooters, one day we will all be able to go and shake hands again.


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    If you haven't shot at least 3 000 rounds of normal military ammunition there shouldn't be a problem. It should last at least another 3 000 with normal care and carefulness.

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    Nice Winchester 1917. All things being equal, it will out last all of us just as it has outlasted several other generations. They are great shooters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huasopodrido View Post
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    So, Many years ago a friend passed this Model 1917 on to me. He had bought 3 at a gun show when prices where still friendly. Anyway, I have shot this rifle over the years, and began to wonder about the safety of it. Barrell wear, headspacing etc... It is a nice rifle, shoots well.
    Take care my fellow shooters, one day we will all be able to go and shake hands again.
    Just a long shot, do you still see your friend and does he have the other 2 still? been searching, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatheadsal View Post
    Just a long shot, do you still see your friend and does he have the other 2 still? been searching, thanks
    Sorry, this was over 25 years ago. I lost touch with him.

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    Yelp, Its a nice one. If you friend still had his other two, people would be eager to buy them from him.
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    Years ago, 19 in fact, I had an unissued Remington made M1917 with it's bayonet, unissued as well. There was grease still in the action and on the bayonet. Sadly, I sold it because I was offered three times what I paid for it from a collector from Connecticut. I never shot it because it was unfired and unissued. I had a second Remington that I fired and boy was it accurate. I used to fire it at Marine Corp League competitions all the time with great results. I sold that one too.

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