does anyone know the value of a US Model of 1917 eddystone?
hello,,eddystone was the arsenal in eddystone pa where your rifle was originally made ,,the model 1917 was a knock off of the original rifle made for the british during ww1 that was refered to as the p1914 enfield ,,they were pretty much the same rifle except for the caliber which for the british was the 303 british cartridge and for the us 1917 was 30-06..thes rifle wer used in service threw ww2 and many were sporterized after the wars ..if yours is still in military configuration then values would range from around 400-600 depending how correct it is ,,meaning how many (eddystone parts are left on it)and also depending on proof marks on the stock and overall condition,,these prices are to a collector and are greatly effected by the correctness of the rifle and overall condition,,dealers don't pay much more than 150-200 for these old milsurp rifles because they look at them as hard movers ,,if yours has been sporterized then values will be as a sporting rifle and could be higher or lower depending what part of the country your in and how nice it was sporterized ...
wrer they good rifels
Great rifles, strong action, very collectible
yes they were very good rifles. They were made by Remington fire arms at the Eddyston plant. Also known as the American Enfield.
Thanks big curt. The rifle I have has started to show it age.. Missing some key part. I am up here in alaska we have a place called Wild West guns . I think i will take it to them and see if they can found the missing part and clean her up and get her close her prior glory as possible. Once again thank for your insight ...tony b.
I have one so i was told. Looks like one but without markings . Is it useless ? It looks in great shape as well.
Likely not useless, but if you could post photos, we could tell you more about what you have.
ok good idea..thanx
Here is what i have
Sporterized m1917's like yours are worth about $200. They were sold cheap as surplus after WWII, and thousands soon thousands were sporterized into hunting rifles. They have very strong nickel steel actions and can even handle magnum calibers.