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Thread: Price check Model 1917 eddystone
02-16-2010, 09:39 PM #1
Price check Model 1917 eddystone
Hi, I have always wanted an american rifle for my collection. I have the opportunity to buy a Model 1917 eddystone but want to get a price check from you guys before I make the deal. The gunshop wants $500 for the rifle. I am friends with the owner and may get a better price.
Here are the details:
-all parts are eddystone except bolt body which is winchester marked, barrel is marked ja
-undated ww2 leather sling
Also, does it have original blue and wood finish?
What do you guys think....
02-16-2010, 10:23 PM #2
I have heard a fair amount of 1917s with Johnson Automatic barrels have cracked receivers. Other than that which may or may not be an issue that is a fair price in my opinion.
02-16-2010, 11:44 PM #3
I would. They are nice shooters, and very historical (WWI & WWII)
02-17-2010, 07:15 AM #4
Sounds fair to me, same I paid for mine about a year ago or so from a member on here.
02-17-2010, 12:28 PM #5
JA barrel is a WWII replacement barrel. The problem with cracked receivers was mainly an issue with Eddystone receivers. Had something to do with the original barrel being torqued too tight at the factory and improperly removed when rebarreled causing cracks in the receiver. You can check for cracks by removing the barreled action from the stock. Swab the receiver ring area with rubbing alcohol, and inspect carefully for cracks. The alcohol evaporates just about instantly from the surface, but will soak into any cracks, making them visible. Price sounds good.
02-17-2010, 03:59 PM #6
From the few pictures posted and your description my opinion is that it is a great price, if receiver is not damaged. Prices vary depending on what part of the country you are in but the sling alone is worth $50 - $75, depending on condition.
02-17-2010, 06:49 PM #7
best way to find if its been rebuilt is look on the left side of the stock for a OGEK RA-P 1917 rifles that are in origanl will not have this mark but knowing from the barrel id say 500 is a fair price get it is best shooting 3006 rifle i have ever ownedSVT40tula-91/30izzy1929-91/30izzy1938-M38izzy-M44izzy-HRAGarand-SAGarand-Eddystone1917-Remington1903A3-Remington1903A3-SA1903-COLT SP1-24/47-DOU43K98-Gew88 1890-Polish Tantal-SR105-CETME
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