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M1903, M1903A3 and M1917.
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m 1917 eddystone

#1 Post by hardcore » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:19 am

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#2 Post by Rapidrob » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:57 am

Very nice! Of my .30-06 USA rifles my M1917 is my favorite long range shooter.
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#3 Post by Pricate » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:03 am

I’m very jealous right now.....😉 I have never bought an Eddeystone but it’s on my list! I love the smoothness of the bolt, as smooth as my No 4 Mk 1 bolt. A bit heavy as I would of hated carrying that beast while in a trench but well know for their quality and reputation. She is beautiful and the accessories make it that much better. Thank you for sharing it! 😃

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#4 Post by vandle » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:48 am

My Eddystone is one of my favourites as well. It maybe a little heavier rifle than some but it absorbs the recoil well.
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#5 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 pm

Ditto on liking the rifle.
But i gotta dispute the weight issue. They weigh the same as the M1.
I think its just the extra 2 inches of barrel that throws things off.
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#6 Post by armabill » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:59 pm

I have one too only because I live near where they were made. I also went to Eddystone High School which is almost next to Baldwin's which bought the old factory. Baldwin's was still in operation when I attended Eddystone High School.

Baldwin's no longer exists and the buildings were torn down. A mini-mall and a Walmart are there now.
How things have changed!

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#7 Post by vandle » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:28 am

Charles Lipscomb wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Ditto on liking the rifle.
But i gotta dispute the weight issue. They weigh the same as the M1.
I think its just the extra 2 inches of barrel that throws things off.
I think you are correct but we are not allowed to play with those type of toys here (M1)
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#8 Post by Mountain Lion » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:27 pm

I have a Winchester 1917. Very underrated rifle. I’ve named her Anne. From Little Orphan Annie. The 1914/17 was designed by the British, but built by the Americans. Neither side claimed her as one of their own. Thus an orphan. Your Annie is a beauty too.

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#9 Post by Mountain Lion » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:29 pm

Very cool connection story to Eddystone.

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#10 Post by Rapidrob » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:21 pm

I just finished shooting my rifle at 800 yards. Wind was 5 mph or less and fish tailing. My hand loads of Match brass,Reloader 15 powder and Sarria Match King 175 grain bullet.
As expected,the rifle shot vert well Indeed.
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#11 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:42 pm

I hadn't thought to name mine. Though i have named 2 of my M1s, donna and laura. And my 2 aks, nadia and mikomi. They are named after my friend nadia in kiev. I let her pick which got which. Her given name went to the norinco folder. Andcher screen name , mikomi , went to the poly tech legend.
I will need to see how the m17 does before i name her.
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#12 Post by Smokey » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:09 pm

The M1917 has more metal in the receiver, as well as a longer barrel. This is why its heavier than the M1903. Having used both types over the past 50 years I see the M1917 as a stronger and safer rifle. It also shoots just as well with a good barrel. It also holds 6 rounds in the magazine vs 5 for the M1903. The sights are generally better for combat use. Lack of easy windage adjustment really wasn't a factor, particularly in WWI. It can be cycled just as fast as the M1903 in rapid fire. Carrying it about my property the extra pound does get noticed. I see it as a better combat rifle for US troops than the M1903 for WWI.
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#13 Post by 72 usmc » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:23 pm

I assume most readers know about this information:


THE STORY OF EDDYSTONE by Roy Marcot & Joe Poyer. 2010

https://www.remingtonsociety.org/the-st ... eddystone/
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#14 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:11 pm

72 usmc wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:23 pm
I assume most readers know about this information:


THE STORY OF EDDYSTONE by Roy Marcot & Joe Poyer. 2010

https://www.remingtonsociety.org/the-st ... eddystone/

Wow, Some awesome stats and photos.. Thanks. You know if you take an average price
of 35 dollars a rifle.. Today that is worth about 900 dollars in today's money.. I think the Army pays about 600 dollars a
rifle today. So these were rather expensive.

How about some moving pictures to pay you back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK8lKBCLSLY

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#15 Post by riyasharma » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:03 am

Great information :clap:

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