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Picked up a nice M1917 made by Eddystone Sunday at a gunshow. I do have a few questions about what the marks on the left side of the stock below the rear sight ears are....arsenal rebuild markings? It does have an 11-18 dated barrel in oustanding condition. There are alot of "E"s stamped on various parts along with a few "W"s .

I paid $525 and she came with a decent 1942 dated Boyt sling. Finish is 95% and the stock is in nice shape. Near mint bore. Did i do ok? I've never seen one for under $475 in the last few years so i took a chance!
 

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the cartouch was added when they went thru refurb , none were present when they left the factory , i cannot recall anyone identifieing this mark defrinitively , but i could have missed it ,
the rifle sounds like a good one and i think your price was in keeping , but mostly it depends on if you are satisfied , there were a lot of parts mixing opportunities in service , sounds like you did well having mostly "E" marked parts , congrats
 

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The boxed O.G.E.K. was applied at the Ogden Ordnance Depot by Elmer Keith (yes, that Elmer Keith) ... I cannot make out the other stamp ...
 

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The OGEK stock marking represents the overhaul facility and the inspector. In this case OG is the Ogden Depot in Utah and EK is Elmer Keith, who would later become a well known authority on firearms.
 

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A A H O, perhaps? Which might be Augusta Arsenal with an inspector using the initials H.O.?
 

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thats right , i recall now elmer keith if boxed , ed klouser if not boxed , its those pesky 3GM-k and 3GM-D markings that are unsubstantiated , but thought to be general motors

oh BTW originaly there were no "P" marks on the bottom of the wrist , those were added at some rearsenals too
 

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Thanks fella's, going to try it out after work tonight!
 

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you will love it these are my most accurate rifle and im convinced it was a great design ---anyone shoot their P14 want to challenge that ? ive not shot mine its a mkI and ive shyed away so far ,
 

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WTB 'W' marked parts

Looking for just a few more parts to finish my 1-18 Winchester M-1917. Hope someone out there has a nice 'W' marked extractor and handguard ring for thie early Winchester. Email to me at [email protected]
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Harvey A
 
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