Remington Model of 1917

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Remington Model of 1917

I have this old Remington Model of 1917 and I was wondering about it's history. Can you point me at any sites that would tell me the history of this rifle. Or you can look it up...Serial No. 309569

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Is that the '06 made in Eddystone, Pa?

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Bobkat, I believe you're correct. I think these were built by Remington using an Enfield patent. That situation is similar to all the 1911 pistols built by any company that had machining capabilities during WWII.

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You can find out information on the 1917, 1903, M1 Garand, M14, M16, 1911 and others on www.jouster.com

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I'm sure you are right, Clay. After I graduated from College in 1868 I had no rifles or shotguns or cars, lots of student loans, and had never gone deer hunting due to lack of time and/or money! I bought a 2nd hand "Sporterized" 1917 Eddystone in '06 with a box of shells in a pawn shop. Think it cost me about $30.00 - a lot of money for me in those days. (My first job out of school in 68 paid me $2995.00 a year with no benefits.) Couldn't afford a scope so used it with iron sights for another 5 years, (shot elk, deer, moose, bears, a stone sheep and a mt. goat) until I finally budgeted for a Brno '06 with a Bushnell 4X scope! Then I thought I was in heaven!!
Anyway, it was a well made old rifle, and always wondered afterward if I should have kept it, maybe rebarreled it.... Heavy old thing, though, but shot (oops - harvested!) a lot of stuff with it!
Those 1917's were made in Eddystone, Pa by Remington during WW1 and some got used at the tail end of WW1 and others didn't. Some were used in WW2, but by then I think the weapon of choice was the Garand. Lot of them were surplused out at the end of WW2 with a lot sold "sporterized" by putting on a sort-of-Monte Carlo stock, machining off the ears and shortening the barrel. At the time (50's to mid '60s) you could buy them through just about any mail order catalogue - Sears,etc. Mine had crude iron sights and wasn't even drilled and tapped for a scope which didn't bother me as I had no money for even a cheap one back then anyway.
Them were the good old days........Sorry for reminiscing....

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Damn, you're old bobkat!! Did you know Lincoln? What school did you graduate from in 1868? LOL

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Oops, somedays I feel and type like I graduated in 1868! Make it 1968....