Where to find a good Enfield 1917?


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Preacherman
January 26, 2004, 09:14 AM
Folks, I need some help here. I'm trying to put together a collection of US issue rifles. So far, I have a Springfield 1873 Trapdoor, a Krag 1898 Infantry Rifle, a Springfield 1903, a Garand, an M1 carbine, and of course an AR15.

However, I'm battling to find a good-quality Enfield 1917. It seems that every one I locate has been "bubba-ized", or is in non-shootable condition, or something else. I don't want a perfect specimen: just a representative example of the breed, in good condition, as a shooter, not a wall-hanger.

Can anyone advise where these might be found, and a fair market price for one?

Many thanks.

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ojibweindian
January 26, 2004, 09:20 AM
Preacherman

I saw one, about a month ago, at Larry's Pistol and Pawn in Huntsville, AL. Their asking price was around $450. It was in okay condition; shooter grade. It may still be there.

Jack19
January 26, 2004, 10:16 AM
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976425946.htm

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=5429040

http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=15271663

Wide range of $$$$$$ Depends on what you consider fair......

ACP230
January 26, 2004, 10:21 AM
Preacherman:

The For Sale board at www.jouster.com is one place you might look. I think I saw an Enfield there recently.

You might look at Gunsamerica also. I might have seen one there too.

Jim Supica's operation has some service rifles, although I don't remember an Enfield last time I wandered by. The address is www.armchairgunshow.com

Did you look through Shotgun News and The Gun List?

The Civilian Marksmanship Program had some Enfields. I don't know if they still do.

I hope you find a good one. I've often wished mine hadn't been bubbaized.

jrhead75
January 26, 2004, 10:23 AM
Gunbroker.com (http://www.gunbroker.com/) has them show up fairly regularly. Usually in the $500-$600 range.

ScottsGT
January 26, 2004, 10:40 AM
CMP has them, but according to the write up, they are rough!

Sactown
January 26, 2004, 07:55 PM
Try Brian Dick at BDL Ltd. (http://www.bdlltd.com/mil_sale.htm) . He's a very conservative grader on his firearms. He's well respected on the milsurpshooter forum. I purchased 2 Enfields (1 in the wrap and one shooter grade) and was very pleased with both. Give him a call or email.

Biff
January 27, 2004, 10:38 AM
There is one up here that has a $290 price tag on it. Metal is pristine. Stock has been sporterized. I have seen a few military stocks in the second hand barrel of a local smith for about $75. Boyds also has 1917 stocks, I believe. This gun looks like it has never been fired!

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