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Thread: 1917 Eddystone sporter rebore at JES?

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    1917 Eddystone sporter rebore at JES?

    Hi all,

    Picked up a Eddystone 1917 that has been sporterized. Would it would be a candidate for sending off to JES to get rebored to a larger caliber?

    He once told me that he didn't do the old mausers anymore and this is around the same age.

    Regards,

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    I think you're asking all of us to tell you what JES will do or won't do.

    Wouldn't it be better to go to his web site ( you'll find his phone number there ) , call him and let him tell you what he will do ? ?

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    A .35, .375, or .400 Whelen would be great in that 1917.

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    The first question I'd ask is how does it shoot as-is? Aside from having to keep it on it's own brass to contend with big headspace, my '17 sporter is about an MOA gun with cast most days:

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    Not many problems you can't solve with a straight-up .30-06.

    But then, if the bore's toast, you can fit darn near anything in that action.
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    Not so much asking you all to me what he will do, just "fishing" to see if he's done any for you guys in the past.

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    I have heard he won't do milsurp barrels but he's the one to ask. I've had him do a .358 for me and it was perfection.

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    Is it .303 British or .30-06?

    Either way I guess, I'd be looking at .35 or .375 I think though .444 or .45-70 should also be an option.

    If you don't mind a wildcat then pick a calibre between .30 and .458 and go. If you want standard chamber and it is .303 British then .444 or .45-70 are doable and if .30-06 then .35 Whelan.

    Not sure What JES rebores to but I don't think he'll do .45-70. Seems to me I contacted him about an old Marlin 1881 I have that needs some TLC.

    Longbow

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    It is 30-06. I've yet to shoot it. Once I do, I'll let you folks know how it went.

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    Shoot it first, these can be amazingly accurate, but if it won't shoot call up Jesse and see if he can bore it to 35 cal for you. Pick a cartridge you like (like a 35 brown whelen) and have fun. Those actions easily handle belted magnums too, and weigh enough to keep the recoil in the friendly range...
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    If this is a 1917 US Enfield in .30-06 caliber then think about a .338-06 conversion. All that is needed is either a reboreing of the barrel or replacement of it. Since the cartridge is the same dimensions as a `06 there is little else to do action wise.Robert

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