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I made a $280 1917 impulse buy last month...


http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=422333565


Since then I have been pulling together parts to put it back together (these prices include shipping)


Eddystone stock + hardware - $200 (Dupage)
Front and rear handguards - $33 (Sarco)
1918 marked Remington bayonet - $66 (eBay)


Total price - $579


After waiting patiently for the packages in the mail, I have it put back together in its original glory. I have to say that it turned out way prettier than I expected. I assumed the handguards wouldn't match whatsoever but if I take a bit of shine off of the rear handguard they will look like a perfect match. Just as stated in the auction, the bore looks practically new.



Here is the album

http://s204.photobucket.com/user/Deppizzymo/library/Firearms/1917 Eddystone
 

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Good project, good outcome, good investment !!

Sadly, I've noted the increasing scarcity of viable "sportered" rifles and the increasing costs of the necessary military parts. In the very near future, this kind of project may become cost prohibitive. At least the value of a completed rifle will also continue to rise; some comfort to those of us who have one.
 

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Right. When I saw the auction I grabbed it fast without checking around for parts. I had no idea I would double what I paid for the barreled action to complete it but it still cost a bit less than anything I can find in comparable condition on gunbroker. For that I am happy
 
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