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Allright, it's time for a picture thread. Let's see your US Enfields 1917's..P14's welcomed.

I'll start.

From Left:

- Remington
- Eddystone
- Winchester
- P14 Remington


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WTB: Springfield Research Serial Numbers of U.S. Martial Arms Vol. 2 1989 (Copies OK)

WTB: WW1 (1914-1917) Uniforms, Rifles, etc.

WTB: Anything dealing w/Company L 160th Indiana Vol. Infantry 1898. (original items)

 

- 1873 Co. L 160th I.V.I Springfield Trapdoor 45/70

- 1914 P14 303b Enfield

- 1916 Enfield ShtLeIII

- 1917 P17 .30cal Remington

- 1917 P17 .30cal Eddystone

- 1917 P17 .30cal Winchester

- 1942 Enfield No.4 Mk1

- 1943 Mosin 91/30

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No M1917, but the older sister P14. Unfortunatly its a deactivated "DP" rifle, an early Eddystone with a nice finish.

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Hi Guy's
My 2 Enfield's Pattern 1914 (P14) M1917 Both Remington.

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Cheers Gerry


GERRY

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Here's mine, an Eddystone with 26000 serial number. The bolt is Winchester & front sight is Remington. It's a WW2 refurb. Outstanding shooter, too.

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"I fear all we have done was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve". Vice Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

 

Number of defenseless people rounded up & exterminated in the 20th century because of gun control: 56 MILLION!

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Here's a shot of a star stamp on the stock. Any ideas what it stands for?

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"I fear all we have done was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve". Vice Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

 

Number of defenseless people rounded up & exterminated in the 20th century because of gun control: 56 MILLION!

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And my Pattern 1914 that was purchased at a gun show cheap.This is the before picture before the stock got replaced & handguards added, along with other various parts that were missing.

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"I fear all we have done was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve". Vice Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

 

Number of defenseless people rounded up & exterminated in the 20th century because of gun control: 56 MILLION!

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What the hey, might as well post one last picture. Here ya go Gary, it's coming your way.. :thumbsup:

 

This is an original WW1 Eddystone manufactured rifle all matching and had never been re-worked which seems to be an uncommon thing with these rifle's. :think:

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Here is my contribution. This is an Eddystone M1917 along with an M1917 S&W Revolver.

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Here is my contribution. This is an Eddystone M1917 along with an M1917 S&W Revolver.

 

I have the 1917 Revolver onmy list. Nice combo. :thumbsup:


WTB: Springfield Research Serial Numbers of U.S. Martial Arms Vol. 2 1989 (Copies OK)

WTB: WW1 (1914-1917) Uniforms, Rifles, etc.

WTB: Anything dealing w/Company L 160th Indiana Vol. Infantry 1898. (original items)

 

- 1873 Co. L 160th I.V.I Springfield Trapdoor 45/70

- 1914 P14 303b Enfield

- 1916 Enfield ShtLeIII

- 1917 P17 .30cal Remington

- 1917 P17 .30cal Eddystone

- 1917 P17 .30cal Winchester

- 1942 Enfield No.4 Mk1

- 1943 Mosin 91/30

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Côte Dame Marie

Argonne October 1918

 

You don't happen to have a Enfield Mk3 .303 Grenade Rifle to go with that do you? :D You can't get original then that. Very nice, when did you dig that out?

Matt


WTB: Springfield Research Serial Numbers of U.S. Martial Arms Vol. 2 1989 (Copies OK)

WTB: WW1 (1914-1917) Uniforms, Rifles, etc.

WTB: Anything dealing w/Company L 160th Indiana Vol. Infantry 1898. (original items)

 

- 1873 Co. L 160th I.V.I Springfield Trapdoor 45/70

- 1914 P14 303b Enfield

- 1916 Enfield ShtLeIII

- 1917 P17 .30cal Remington

- 1917 P17 .30cal Eddystone

- 1917 P17 .30cal Winchester

- 1942 Enfield No.4 Mk1

- 1943 Mosin 91/30

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hi , I will post a picture of my model 1917 , it has a odd stamp on the reciever and stock a capital "C " with a arrow head inside any ideas ??

happy

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hi , I will post a picture of my model 1917 , it has a odd stamp on the reciever and stock a capital "C " with a arrow head inside any ideas ??

happy

 

A "C" with an arrow inside indicates canadian ownership. Can we get a pic to confirm?

 

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My M-1917 is at the top of this pic.
Its a 1918 dated Eddystone

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Written contributor to French Militaria Magazine, UK World War II Re-enactors Magazine &The Karkee Web Research Team.

Remembering the service of:
9095 Pte Alfred Fredrick NEWLAND, 7th Field Ambulance, 2 Division, AIF. WIA 16/11/16 France.
436 Private Albert McCANN, B Company 8th Battalion AIF. Enlisted 26/8/14. Killed in Action 17/6/15 Gallipoli.
VX24056 Gunner George Edward McCANN, 2/3 Composite Anti Aircraft Regiment. Enlisted 7/6/40. Discharged 3/8/44. Served in Australia and New Guinea.



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How about a video of the last time I shot mine?

 


U.S.

Model of 1917

Eddystone

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Excellent! Love the pup, too! Is it an Australian Shephard?

 

Since these posts were first put up, I picked up an Eddystone U.S. Model 1917. Here is the photo from the local auction. It came with a repro sling installed backwards.

 

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GB

 

 

 

 

 

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All original, matching and unmessed with M1917 Rifle made by Remington and with a 9 - 18 dated barrel.

 

Note the rare, original Soldiers handbook for the rifle.

 

Bob

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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb, bastard die for his country" George Pattons speech to the Third Army.

 

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Closeup of Soldiers Handbook and the receiver markings.

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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb, bastard die for his country" George Pattons speech to the Third Army.

 

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M1917 at training for Bay of Pigs. Talked to some vets but they were not sure if they were used in invasion or just training.

 

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All,

 

Thank you for this fun thread!

 

Here is a picture of my Eddystone M1917 Rifles, along with my Model 1903 Colt New Army Revolver. Why the revolver? Some of you may know that I'm into Thompsons. What do Thompsons have to do with turn of the century revolvers and M1917 Rifles, you might ask? Well, they are all tied together through history by John T. Thompson, namesake of the Thompson Submachine Gun.

 

From 1901-1903, Captain John T. Thompson was the Inspector of Pistols for the United States Army. My Model 1903 Colt New Army Revolver bears his inspector initials of "JTT" at the top of the frame, just above and behind the cylinder on the left side.

 

In 1914, Colonel Thompson retired from the military to work for Remington Arms Co., and was given the responsibility to design and build the largest small arms production facility in the world at the time. This project became the Eddystone Plant in Pennsylvania, where P14's were made for the British, along with Mosin-Nagants for the Russians, and subsequently, U.S. M1917 Rifles were produced there. Thompson also previously supervised the development of the M1903 Rifle.

 

When the U.S. became involved in WWI, Thompson went back to the Army, and was promoted to Brigadier General. He became the Director of Arsenals, and was in charge of all small arms manufacturing, including U.S. M1917 Rifles.

 

The top M1917 in the picture is quite a nice example, and has the appropriate M1917 Kerr sling. In the lower left corner, you can see two original flyers (displayed front and back) that accompanied M1917 slings, showing how to install them on the M1917 Rifle. The Kerr Adjustable Sling is the appropriate sling for this rifle, although certainly M1907 slings were also used.

 

You may notice that the second rifle, also an Eddystone, is shorter than the one above it. This has been a subject of curiosity for me for more than 20 years. It appears to have been arsenal reworked into a shorter rifle. Nothing about this rifle says "sporter." There apparently were some M1917 Rifles that were shortened for use by Filipino troops. I have corresponded with Bruce Canfield about my rifle, and he does not believe it is one of the Filipino examples, and we could not come to a conclusion as to why it was shortened. The person it was purchased from in the 1980's indicated it had been shortened for Navy service, but I have never found documentation to support his claim. If anyone has further information about my short M1917 Rifle, please post here, or contact me at my e-mail address listed below.

 

The other paper items in the picture are a 1943 Base Shop Data manual for the M1917, a 1918 manual, and a 1918 Soldier's Handbook. I have also had many copies in the past of FM 23-6, which was published in two versions during WWII for the M1917 Rifle. I sold all my copies of these manuals, but I have included 2 pictures of different examples of them.

 

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FM 23-6, August 3, 1942

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FM 23-6, 28 October 1943

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The M1917 is my favorite bolt action military rifle.

 

Thanks!

 

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com


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Ohio Gun Collectors Association
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Garand Collectors Association

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Very nice stuff, Dave. :thumbsup:

 

Maybe one of these days we can persuade you to post some of your USGI full auto guns here. That NFA stuff always draws a lot of interest.

 

Regards,

Charlie Flick


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This is my M1917. She has an importers mark under the barrel.


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Here are the barrel markings.


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Receiver markings.

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