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Excellent! Please post more photos of the rifle if you can.
 
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Fully semi automatic. The early liberal assault rifle.!
Jokes aside, I’ve wondered how’s the recoil on these?
Accuracy looks great still after all these years!
 

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I tested if for a Firearms News article I'm writing and have to save the rest of the photos. The owner had be limit firing to semiauto. Recoil was "noticeable." ;)
 

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Beautiful example! Your decision not to shoot this piece was wise and prudent. (y)
I have a good friend that has a Model 1917 too, interesting is that it has the N stamps.
he is not going to fire it. I I found a rare clip for him too, these clips use to sell for $100
each - any idea what they are `worth now ?
 

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my friend paid more than that for his clip
 
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The owner of this Modele 1917 has an unbelievable collection. He told me once that he has "One of everything.........I think?"
 
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The owner of this Modele 1917 has an unbelievable collection. He told me once that he has "One of everything.........I think?"
I know there are a couple members on this forum whom I'm pretty sure fit that bill. I met recently a small gun store owner who showed me pictures of his "vault". Over 1250 firearms, same thing. One of everything, pre WWI -Cold War military. Including class 3 stuff. He's been at it for 40 years, and owning a store with walk in's coming all the time. That's how you really get the best pickings!
 

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I spent 40 years accumulating a collection - primarily Finn Mosins, Swede Mausers, Krags and competition handguns. But I'm in my 70s and have no one to leave them to so about five years ago I started selling them so, if I pass early, my wife is not stuck with trying to get rid of them. Just holding onto to a few jems. ;)
 

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These RSC 1917 rifles seem to have found more interest recently. WWI video games may have contributed to that?? I've seen my son using one online. I want one for my collection, but must be the real thing. lol
 
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