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8-18 bbl date 936187 sn#, bolt is numbered differently, bore is brite, finish is blued, not parkerized. Has CDI import markings under front of bbl. Red paint band with 30-06 on forend.

Good shooter with milsurp or commercial. Got it from SOG about 15yrs ago for $150

Looking for good estimate of value or info regarding lend-lease guns or possible foreign stamps on L-L guns.



Ornate flaming bomb on bbl near front sight.


Eagle head with "KIA" under it.



Flaming bomb with distinct break in flame on right side.

















 

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Hi
Most M1917 were shipper before Lend Lease. Canada purchesed about 100,000 and they have a C broad arrow on the butt and the red paint to indicate 30.06.
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At least a half million (some say a million or more) were shipped to England. Your M1917, Postban, was one of these latter rifles that was shipped to Denmark after WWII. The Danes marked their bolts with the serial number of the rifle but, when they were imported, the bolts had to be removed to meet import regulations. When the rifles were sold commercially, there was no attempt to match the bolts back up.
 

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I picked one up at a gunshow awhile back..paid $325 for it..when I checked the buttstock trap a plastic "Ollie flaske" came out..Danish. It also had the red paint and stamped and painted .30.06 on the underside of forestock.
 
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