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    1917 post Atsenal Reconditioning

    I have a 1917, which was reconditioned at the Augusta Armory after WW1.

    My gun has an Eddystone receiver which has a"greenish" tint, a Remington stock and a Remington bolt. The stock is in Very Good shape, but it does have its share of little dings and dents

    The barrel is dated 2-18, and is in good shape.

    The way I look at it, given the barrel production date of 2-18, I figure it was shipped to Europe just after production.

    After the War, it came back to the U.S. and was shipped to the Augusta Armory. While at the Armory, a new Remington stock and bolt were installed. Armories paid little attention to the the manufacturerer of new parts for a given rifle. I would imagine that any rifle that went over seas and was sent to one of Arsenals,with the same outcome as my 1917. Armores were only concerned with making serviceable ridles.

    She's a Grand old rifle.And Alvin York most probably used a 1917 in his exploits in the Argonne.
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    Post your rifle's serial number and we can tell you it's date of manufacture for sure.

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