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Minty Eddystone Model 1917 Rifle

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Gun Room: Minty Eddystone Model 1917 Rifle

Model 1917 "Eddystone," .30-'06 Springfield, 95%: $1,525

Question: I bought this Model 1917 rifle, s/n 580XXX, from a friend some years back. It’s been described to me as a “1914 Pattern Rifle,” and also an “American Enfield.” It’s chambered for .30-­’06 and is reasonably accurate. My initial research revealed that it was built at the Eddystone Arsenal. What puzzles me is the overall condition of this rifle! For a military firearm that’s more than 100 years old, I would expect to see more wear and handling marks. Except for some expected wear on the surfaces of the bolt, other metal surfaces on the barrel and receiver are excellent and all markings are sharp and clear. The...

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