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    My first M1917.

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




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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    so left and right adjustments were superfluous.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    Very nice rifle. I've yet to take mine out and shoot it.
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    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.

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    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.
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