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    Winchester Model of 1917

    I snagged one at the local flea market today.. Walnut stock and hand guards..stock stamped W and also a boxed O.G.E.K. and another boxed letter code that I cannot read. Under pistol grip are three circle P cartouches, one with a small 5 stamp. SN# 438140 puts it at 1918. Barrel is W 9-18. Bayo lug/swivel is W, Bolt is W. The bolt release is E. All parts are blued and very good condition. I have not removed the wood. The bore looks very good. There is a yellow capped plastic oiler and chamber brush in the butt trap/

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    Sounds very good! OGEK is a rebuild mark from WWII. However most such rebuilds are parkerized. Neat that your rifle is still blued. Pictures... please. Sincerely. BruceV

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    Removed the styock. The floor plate is W, the trigger assembly is stamped N.S. and W. The Bolt handle is stamped W and N.S. The shroud is stamped W. The follower is E. There is an extra piece I am not familiar with that popped out when I removed the trigger assembly. It is about the length of the follower and has two ears ( one stamped U.S. 1917 E.) on the bottom, an oval opening on the left side and it is blued as is everything on this rifle.

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    Since the Model of 1917 didn't have a magazine cutoff, this handy sheet metal item was inserted in the magazine and depressed the follower allowing single shot usage. I think it's called a magazine follower depressor. They were made by all manufacturers of the US Model of 1917.

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    It took me a while to figure it out...thanks for the info. The butt plate is /1\ over W. What I thought was a chamber brush is actually a tightly wound pull through. The blued finish on this rifle is quite striking..like new under the wood. I wonder what the faint boxed letters are that I cannot read?

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    I have posted pics on MJL's US weapons forum on Gunboards...I have an easier time doing the pics there. Winchester Model of 1917 - Gunboard's Forums

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    Nice rifle. I saw the pics on the other forum. What's a flea market 1917 go for?

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    Doug, I wish I could call it a steal..but those old boys know about anything Winchester and I had to cough up $500 for it.

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    That's still a good price for a Winny. I paid 600 for mine.

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    There is an extra piece I am not familiar with
    Sounds like the follower depressor, used for drill and inspection arms to keep the follower from locking the bolt back.

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