Model of 1917 on sale at CMP

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I received an email today announcing that the CMP had M1917's for sale.


Interesting. It's been quite a while since they sold those in the store. A little pricey at $1100 and $1000, and they sound like they are pretty rough. Definitely a cool rifle tho. I'm glad I got mine when I did.
 
watch me miss this because I didn’t know better. Just like their 1911’s

($1200 for a parts gun…) would gladly pay for that now
 
That's cool if you like poorly cared for antiques amfor $1100.

I don't get the alure of collecting military arms because they were in war/history

They are products built for the government by the lowest bidder and coveted by those who never saw the inflection of destruction by their collectible trinket.

I do still enjoy seeing them sportized by proficient metal smith's.
 
That's cool if you like poorly cared for antiques amfor $1100.

I don't get the alure of collecting military arms because they were in war/history

They are products built for the government by the lowest bidder and coveted by those who never saw the inflection of destruction by their collectible trinket.

I do still enjoy seeing them sportized by proficient metal smith's.
to have physical proof that it happened. History has been rewritten by whoever is the leader or tyrant. Physical proof means it happened
 
I received an email today announcing that the CMP had M1917's for sale.


Interesting. It's been quite a while since they sold those in the store. A little pricey at $1100 and $1000, and they sound like they are pretty rough. Definitely a cool rifle tho. I'm glad I got mine when I did.
Me too. My first Eddystone had a 2-groove Johnson barrel, but shot great. I had it magnafluxed and no apparent cracks. Foolishly traded it for something shiny, but it's OK cuz I found a really nice all-original example to replace it a couple years later. Haven't seen many in the flesh since and certainly none as nice.
Think I paid $900ish around 2017ish.
 
A 1917 is the only 30-06 I have ever owned and I didn’t have it for long. It was a bubba beyond belief gun. I got it in trade and took it with me when I went to take a Remington model 11 to get threaded for chokes. Ended up doing an even swap, gunsmith installed chokes and gave me a set, he got the 1917 action and a bunch of parts so mangled that they were essentially not recognizable let alone useful.
 
Me too. My first Eddystone had a 2-groove Johnson barrel, but shot great. I had it magnafluxed and no apparent cracks. Foolishly traded it for something shiny, but it's OK cuz I found a really nice all-original example to replace it a couple years later. Haven't seen many in the flesh since and certainly none as nice.
Think I paid $900ish around 2017ish.
seen a Johnson M1941 at a gun show 7 years ago. Guy wanted $1700~ish at the time. Coolest rifle ever
 
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seen a Johnson M1941 at a gun show 7 years ago. Guy wanted $1700~ish at the time. Coolest rifle ever
1700 would have been a giveaway price even then. Clean examples now can fetch $10G.

They were fairly common at shows in the '90s. Prior to the internet driving up collector interest and prices, I think they were viewed as oddities more than collectables. Of course, the entire milsurp universe was pretty cheap then too. Heck, a Colt Sporter HBAR was probably pricier than any milsurp in the entire hall back then. Lol.
 
1700 would have been a giveaway price even then. Clean examples now can fetch $10G.

They were fairly common at shows in the '90s. Prior to the internet driving up collector interest and prices, I think they were viewed as oddities more than collectables. Of course, the entire milsurp universe was pretty cheap then too. Heck, a Colt Sporter HBAR was probably pricier than any milsurp in the entire hall back then. Lol.
i’m going to research the 1917 more. Sounds very cool! was it replace by the M1 Grande?
 
slightly off topic, i apologize for that. in july of 72 i lipped off at boot camp, great lakes, us navy. was rewarded with the privilege of carrying one overhead on the hot grinder. long live camp barry memories, lol.
 
didn’t they call them parts gun because it might have different parts from different guns?
Usually “parts gun” means it’s nonfunctional for some reason or so worn it’s only good for parts.

The general/colloquial term for guns that were assembled from a pile of (often incorrect for the date or variant) parts is “mixmaster”.
 
Nice, I wonder where those came from. I'd love to have a complete M1917, but the price is a bit much to swallow for all original examples.
I have a sporterized version, normally I'm not into sporterized milsurps but this one spoke to me.

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