SOLD FOR $1,970.00
Serial Number: 552009
Year of Manufacture: September, 1918 Barrel Date. Production ran from October, 1917 to December, 1918 (page 129 of Charles Stratton’s book, British Enfield Rifles Volume 4 The Pattern 1914 and U.S. Model 1917 Rifles).
Caliber: 30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The chamber ring is marked “U.S. / MODEL OF 1917 / REMINGTON / 552009”. The front of the Remington barrel is marked “R / flaming bomb / 9-18”. The left side of the receiver and top of the bolt handle (partially stamped) are each marked with a “flaming bomb” proof. The top left of the receiver (twice), rear of the bolt handle, bolt release lever, rear of the safety, bottom metal, bottom of the grip and belly of the stock are each marked with “eagles head” inspection stamps. The bottom of the bolt handle, bottom of the cocking piece, nose of the stock (large), right side of the front sight and left side of the front sight base are each marked “R” for Remington. The top of the front sight is marked “.075”. The top of the butt is stamped “D” next to the metal plate marked “28”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 26 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dovetail set post set between two protective ears. In the down position the rear sight is an aperture set between 2 protective ears. When flipped up it becomes a sight ladder that uses a sliding aperture. The ladder is marked from “2-16”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a straight grip, finger grooves, stacking loop, two sling loops, metal nosecap, barrel band, through bolt, marking plate and a metal buttplate with a hinged door for storage. A metal tube with cleaning gear is stored in the butt. The buttplate shows scrapes, small scratches and areas of thinning. The wood shows various scrapes, scratches & compression marks. A few are deep but have been oiled over. Some of the semi gloss finish has been dulled by scuffs. The LOP measures 13 3/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright; the groves near the muzzle are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is no visible erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of 0.8.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The bottom metal shows scrapes, a few light scratches and discoloration. The barrel & front sight show light scrapes. The finish shows various other light handling marks. Some of the screw heads show light use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A metal tube with cleaning gear in it is stored in the rifle’s butt. One side contains a thong, loop and brush. The other side has a dripper attached to the cap and no oil. The tube shows light scrapes & some small scratches. Overall the tube & gear are in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition. The rifle has a brown leather sling attached. It shows scrapes, surface cracks and discoloration. It is in about Good to Very Good overall condition. .
Our Assessment: This Model 1917 was made during WWI by Remington just before the war ended. That is probably why it is in such great shape. We don’t know if this rifle saw combat, but it was around for both WWI & WWII. This Remington Model 1917 is almost 100 yrs old. It is rare to see a Model 1917 in such great shape. This rifle has lots of “R” stampings from Remington as well as “eagle’s head” & “flaming bomb” stampings. It comes with nice wood, deep blue finish, strong bright bore and tons of history. It rifle will add to your WWI, WWII or Military collection. Good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle is curio and relic eligible and can be transferred/sold in California.