My grandmother's rifle does not seem to fit the criteria for rifles manufactured after 1921. The design carried over a Lee—Enfield type safety at the rear of the action and a bolt that cocked on closing to ease unlocking of the bolt during rapid fire. Barrels marked with month-year date, and manufacturer letter. It has lots of interesting articles on Remington firearms, ammunition, collectibles and Remington history! It has a steel butt plate with trap and is fitted with an original webbing sling. Future American rifles, such as the M1903A3 Springfield, and , would all use similar rear sights. It was manufactured in 1917 by researching the serial number. S and British Law Enforcement agencies in the 1970's and 1980's.Next
Copyright © 2007 - 2017 LeeRoy Wisner All Rights Reserved Originated 01-29-2007, Last updated 06-18-2017. Does anyone know which it is and what the marking means? There are two simple ways to determine the caliber if the weapon isn't marked. The fourth digit being a 3 is inconsequential being an assembly number. P' marking indicating that after service it was retained for 'Drill Purposes'. I'd like to know when it was made, can anyone help? The red stripes on British issued M1917 Rifles were indeed there so that soldiers did not attempt to try to load a. And the F again being an assembly number.
Before you shoot it, it would be good to have a chamber cast made. That's an a good point about manufacturer marks on the receiver, some of these guns I have come across seem to have mismatching parts, although I guess this is no surprise if they had a long service life and as it looks like the parts are interchangeable across the 3 makers. The metal work has even patina. I think only Remington archives may know the answer! They are similar in most respects to the 700P but lack the H-S Precision stock. The rifle was developed at the at in the United Kingdom. If your firearm does have a serial number, if you will call or email us the serial number and model number we can determine the approximate age of your firearm. Some of you may know that I'm into Thompsons.Next
Around the world and in the old Commonwealth nations, the 303 would maybe be worth more? The M1917 is a great rifle to shoot. All parts are treated as interchangable allowing for head space consideraton so rifles were reassembled from what ever parts were on hand. The left side of the frame is stamped with the Sturm Ruger Legend and address together with number '182-49047'. I read that the red stripes were on to avoid the confusion of mixing the rifle up with the p14 which fired. . The barrel maker had a bin in which the completed barrels were placed. I may be wrong on that but thats what I'm digging out of memory old You may someday run across the same model made by Remington or Winchester as well.Next
Compared to the German Mausers or U. The shoulder stock is deeply stamped with a New Zealand War Dept Stamp 'N arrow Z'. One of the weapons given to X Force was the M1917 rifle. In addition to Remington's production at and , Winchester produced the rifle at their plant, a combined total more than twice the 1903's production, and was the unofficial service rifle. This is one reason the bolt closure feels smooth. These two letters can be decoded to find out the date your firearm was manufactured.Next
I will admit though that they are heavy. Chris Amusingly, I am on the exact opposite side of the coin. The starting point was to copy many of the features of the Mauser system. While inspecting the bolt I saw that it has a different number stamped on it than the serial number. A redesigned ejector, incorporating a small coil spring in place of the fragile leaf spring, was developed and can be fitted to the M1917 to remedy this issue.Next
Numerically, it was the main rifle used by the in Europe during. The two available sizes are the standard 24 inch barrel, or a 26 inch barrel and the X-Mark Pro Trigger which was designed for the Remington Tactical Long Range rifle. They also stamped bolts with serials. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The Stackpole Company. The short action is for cartridges less than 2. We work hard to bring the best gun discussion! The receiver, barrel, and front sight are Remington, with a mixture of Eddystone and Winchester parts.
Jimmy I hope the following satisfies your curiousity. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again! Nicely stamped by the manufacturer. The stock is inlaid with a void steel disc. The rifle was designed with an line consisting of rear receiver aperture battle sight calibrated for 400 yd 366 m with an additional ladder aperture sight that could be flipped up and was calibrated for 200—900 yd 183—823 m in 100 yd 91 m increments and 900—1,600 yd 823—1,463 m in 50 yd 46 m increments. For shotguns with removeable barrels, the code will be valid for the manufacture of the barrel; maybe for the receiver, as barrels do get switched around. Thompson also previously supervised the development of the M1903 Rifle.Next
The ladder aperture sight moves vertically on a slide, and hence was not able to correct for wind drift. Unlike many of the rifles before and after, it was not developed by Mauser but the Arms Commission, and Mauser was one of the few major arms manufacturers in Germany that did not produce Gewehr 88s. Some parts have stamps with numbers, those are inspector numbers. From 1901-1903, Captain John T. According to Remington, this model is the most accurate rifle for sale today, and sports a fluted heavy barrel.