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The new OWNER of a Remington Model-17 NEED GOOD ADVICE!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Ender, Apr 24, 2006.

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  1. Ender

    Ender Member

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    I recently inherited a 20 gauge Model-17 and have enjoyed shooting it recently. Nevertheless, I just got into shooting. I was hopeless :banghead: until i got a hold of one of Lee Braun's old skeet shooting books. ANYWAY, I want to take the best possible care of the gun, but have had trouble finding detailed information on it, ie. specifics for care and maintenance, noteable/interesting facts about the gun; again, I am new to this sport so any information is welcome.

    Thanks a ton, :uhoh: + :evil: = :fire:

    btw, I was recomended here from this guy, his site's handy if your looking for a gun shop, nice links of good info.

    http://gunshopfinder.com/
     
  2. Dave McCracken

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    Welcome aboard,Ender. T'is a fine shotgun you have. A couple things...

    The 17 was designed by John Moses Browning, who was to firearms what Michaelangelo was to chapel ceilings. The design was later used for the Ithaca 37. It's one great shotgun.

    Call Remington at 800-243-9700. Give them the serial number and they'll tell you when it was made. They may have a manual available or know where to get one.

    HTH....
     
  3. SwampWolf

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    You've got a well-designed and expensive to manufacture shotgun-as nice or nicer than any made today. One caveat, though- I would recommend not using steel shot in this elder statesman. You might get away with it for a time but I wouldn't chance it.
     
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    Ender, the model 17 is the pappy of the Ithaca model 37 and grand-pappy of the Mossberg 500 series.

    The Ithaca is basically a scaled-up model 17. Note they are not identical though. The 17, for example, only has a bottom extractor; not two like the 37 (which also has a top extractor).

    The model 17 was also the basis for the Remington model 31, which was essentially a side-ejecting 12 ga model 17 (or a side-ejecting Ithaca 37, if you want to think of it that way).

    The Mossberg 500/590s are really just model 31s with an 870-type bolt lockup, doing away with the tilting bolt of the model 17/31 (and changing to an aluminum receiver and top tang safety, among other differences).
     
  6. kokogirl

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    my advice....trade it in for a persuader 590. you'll be happier.
     
  7. gunr1usnret

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    remington model 17

    Ender:

    I have a model 17 that was rescued from an attic. I ordered from remington.com a free copy of the original manual. The pictures are very poor, but the narrative is excellent. Most firearms assembly manuals will show the Ithaca model 37 mentioned in Dave's post if not the model 17, and it is essentially the same gun. I just finished rebluing mine and putting a new stock on it. Parts are readily available.
     
  8. Halwg

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    I have a Model 17 that belonged to my grandfather. I found an owner's manual on E-bay.
     
  9. tactikel

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    Gunr1usnret,
    Where did you find a stock for the 17? I have one and the stock has been cut too short for me, I really would like to replace it.
    thanks in advance.
     
  10. sprig25

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    I have had a real hard time finding parts for mine. Wood is almost non-existent. I did however find last summer. Bob's gun shop had one.

    Here is his site. You could see if he has another.
    http://www.gun-parts.com/index.html/
     
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