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Old February 18th, 2013, 09:46 PM #1
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Talking Any model 1917 fans out there? let me see your model 1917's

I'm a fan of the model 1903-A3 but after getting my first 1917 I'm instantly hooked and just found another one I like and is cheap, it's been sportarized and blued but is a very pretty gun and already been milled down and been scoped and has a good barrel so I think its gonna be a good shooter but would like to see other 1917's and new ideas to trick one out, so post your pics of yours
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Old February 18th, 2013, 10:17 PM #2
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Old February 18th, 2013, 10:25 PM #3
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I have looked at a couple, and admit to being a little curious.

Probably never will buy one unless one drops in my lap just because I have enough platforms floating around to support.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 11:03 PM #4
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Very pretty Skip! Lol and my other 1917 I wanna restore to look like yours but looking for the scope mount that mounts over the rear sight but I don't wanna have the rear sight milled down. I have a 85% original Eddy Stone and the one I laid back looks awsome since it's been sportarised since they scoped it, put a pretty wood stock on it, did a gorgeous blueing job on it and looks like it has a new barrel on it so once I get it home I'll see how it shoots and probably be hunting this coming deer season.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 06:01 AM #5
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I have one I picked up from a member here and a P14. Pics will be posted later. Great rifles!
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Old February 19th, 2013, 08:02 PM #6
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Please, please, please do not "trick one out".

If you're looking for already sporterized examples. or if you have one that's already been drilled and tapped, that's one thing, but please don't destroy the history of these fine old relics. You can buy a perfectly good good sporter if that's what you want, but there is absolutely no excuse for altering an unmolested 1917.

Please don't "trick out" a 1917, or any historic relic. That's what AR15s are for!

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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:29 PM #7
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My Only Example

Wears the original 1918 barrel. Needs to be replaced though.
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Here's ours. It was my late father in-law's deer rifle and the first rifle I ever shot. While I have enormous sentimental attachment to it the problem with this rifle is that there's no windage adjustment on the rear sight.

I promised to shoot the rifle at least once per year in a match in honor of my father in-law's memory so I needed to do something about a rifle that, well, frankly shot 4" high and 4" to the left at 100 yards.

What I needed was a new old stock front sight that was higher and a tool to push the front sight for windage. I got the new front sight easy enough but what to do about the windage...

Shown in the 2 bottom photos is the "tool" I had made to push the front sight to zero.

The "tool" is a standard SKS front sight alignment tool ($5 at a gun show) I had milled down to go through the 1911's front sight guard.

By the way, I have received lots of compliments on my tool.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 10:36 PM #9
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This is how the rifle shot BEFORE the new sight and front sight adjustment.
The 1917 is no slouch when it comes to accuracy:

100 yards:
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Just a question. You didn't happen to pick up your 1917 at Lock Stock and Barrell did you?
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