+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: My first M1917.

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Legacy Member SFC Higgins's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2021
    Last On
    08-02-2022 @ 07:03 AM
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    21
    Real Name
    Rick Higgins
    Local Date
    08-12-2022
    Local Time
    06:27 PM

    My first M1917.

    Just received it today. Very nice bore for a 1918 barrel.

    Information
    Warning: This is a relatively older thread
    This discussion is older than 360 days. Some information contained in it may no longer be current.

  2. Thank You to SFC Higgins For This Useful Post:


  3. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    A Collector's View - The SMLE Short Magazine Lee Enfield 1903-1989. It is 300 8.5x11 inch pages with 1,000+ photo’s, most in color, and each book is serial-numbered.  Covering the SMLE from 1903 to the end of production in India in 1989 it looks at how each model differs and manufacturer differences from a collecting point of view along with the major accessories that could be attached to the rifle. For the record this is not a moneymaker, I hope just to break even, eventually, at $80/book plus shipping.  In the USA shipping is $5.00 for media mail.  I will accept PayPal, Zelle, MO and good old checks (and cash if you want to stop by for a tour!).  CLICK BANNER to send me a PM for International pricing and shipping. Manufacturer of various vintage rifle scopes for the 1903 such as our M73G4 (reproduction of the Weaver 330C) and Malcolm 8X Gen II (Unertl reproduction). Several of our scopes are used in the CMP Vintage Sniper competition on top of 1903 rifles. Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  4. #2
    Contributing Member ssgross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Last On
    Today @ 07:46 AM
    Location
    Virginia Swamp
    Posts
    1,184
    Real Name
    Sam
    Local Date
    08-12-2022
    Local Time
    07:27 PM
    great looking rifle! I bet the bore looks just as good as the outside, and shoots great. My Winchester 1917 shoots like a dream. ...if only the Brits had enough faith and confidence in the individual marksman back then to give a sight with windage in their design... It's still a lot of fun poking holes in paper.

  5. The Following 3 Members Say Thank You to ssgross For This Useful Post:


  6. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  7. #3
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 07:18 PM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    27,584
    Real Name
    Jim
    Local Date
    08-12-2022
    Local Time
    04:27 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ssgross View Post
    .if only the Brits had enough faith and confidence in the individual marksman back then to give a sight with windage in their design
    To be fair, we taught a lesson in "Aiming up and down", "Other points of aim" and "Aiming off for wind" so left and right adjustments were superfluous.
    Regards, Jim

  8. The Following 4 Members Say Thank You to browningautorifle For This Useful Post:


  9. #4
    Contributing Member ssgross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Last On
    Today @ 07:46 AM
    Location
    Virginia Swamp
    Posts
    1,184
    Real Name
    Sam
    Local Date
    08-12-2022
    Local Time
    07:27 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    so left and right adjustments were superfluous.
    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifle View Post
    To be fair
    You are very fair Jim What's the phrase? "Volley’d and thunder’d". Nevermind Tennyson was talking cannons, and we (well, certainly me) are each very biased when it comes to the various strengths/weaknesses of international perspectives on the topic, and of course the history of the same. To each their own - but I do enjoy hearing from others on the topic.

  10. Thank You to ssgross For This Useful Post:


  11. #5
    Legacy Member baltimoreed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2021
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 08:22 AM
    Location
    Aurora, NC
    Posts
    113
    Real Name
    Ed Evans
    Local Date
    08-12-2022
    Local Time
    07:27 PM
    I might have to get me one of these cool critters. Been a big fan of Krags and 03s for years and just bought my first project enfield a few month’s ago. In researching my dispersal Mk3 project I have discovered the 1917. Sounds like a swell American milsurp. I don’t mind heavy, it can’t be any heavier than my Garandicon. And it’s in the great .30-06. Othias and Mae gave it a good rating. Maybe I’ll find one in Louisville if I don’t get one sooner.
    “Give’em hell, Pike.”

  12. Thank You to baltimoreed For This Useful Post:


  13. #6
    Contributing Member ssgross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Last On
    Today @ 07:46 AM
    Location
    Virginia Swamp
    Posts
    1,184
    Real Name
    Sam
    Local Date
    08-12-2022
    Local Time
    07:27 PM
    For those of us that like working on these as projects, it's unfortunate that so many of these which were sporterized had the sight ears cut off.

  14. The Following 2 Members Say Thank You to ssgross For This Useful Post:


  15. #7
    Legacy Member baltimoreed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2021
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 08:22 AM
    Location
    Aurora, NC
    Posts
    113
    Real Name
    Ed Evans
    Local Date
    08-12-2022
    Local Time
    07:27 PM
    Yes, I can’t understand why. I’m aware that its a heavy rifle but you’re not going to make it lighter by cutting those two little pieces off. Get an 03a3 to sporterize, has no ears. Of course most if not all of these milsurp sporters were done after the war, rifles were dirt cheap and extremely plentiful. Nobody thought twice about sporting them to make them handier in the deer woods.
    Last edited by baltimoreed; 07-13-2021 at 12:58 PM.
    “Give’em hell, Pike.”

  16. Thank You to baltimoreed For This Useful Post:


  17. #8
    Contributing Member usabaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Last On
    07-31-2022 @ 12:57 PM
    Location
    San Deigo, CA
    Posts
    1,600
    Real Name
    Bill Baker
    Local Date
    08-12-2022
    Local Time
    04:27 PM
    Very nice rifle. I've yet to take mine out and shoot it.
    Veteran US Navy Seabees - US Army Corps of Engineers - American Legion Post 0867
    " Only two defining forces have offered to die for me. 1.) Jesus Christ 2.) The American G.I. "One died for your soul, the other for your freedom! "

  18. Thank You to usabaker For This Useful Post:


  19. #9
    Contributing Member ssgross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Last On
    Today @ 07:46 AM
    Location
    Virginia Swamp
    Posts
    1,184
    Real Name
    Sam
    Local Date
    08-12-2022
    Local Time
    07:27 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by baltimoreed View Post
    Yes, I can’t understand why. I’m aware that its a heavy rifle but you’re not going to make it lighter by cutting those two little pieces off
    low scope mounts.

  20. Thank You to ssgross For This Useful Post:


  21. #10
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 07:18 PM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    27,584
    Real Name
    Jim
    Local Date
    08-12-2022
    Local Time
    04:27 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by baltimoreed View Post
    I don’t mind heavy, it can’t be any heavier than my Garandicon. And it’s in the great .30-06.
    About the same weight. Nice and solid on the firing point.
    Regards, Jim

  22. Thank You to browningautorifle For This Useful Post:


+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. M1917
    By TerryS in forum Edged Weapons Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-22-2019, 06:35 AM
  2. My first M1917's
    By sadscott in forum Pattern 1913/1914 and M1917 Rifles
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-03-2013, 12:02 AM
  3. My 1st M1917
    By Pinmaster in forum Pattern 1913/1914 and M1917 Rifles
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-09-2010, 06:09 PM
  4. My First M1917
    By Prince Humperdink in forum Pattern 1913/1914 and M1917 Rifles
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-17-2009, 03:52 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts