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    help me say NO...

    I was checking out the used rifles at my favorite gun/pawn shop over in Eastern WA.
    On the rack was a customized 1917 30-06. More a target rifle than a hunting rifle: a heavy barrel, peep sight, adjustable trigger, hooded ramp front sight, fully bedded and with a superb stock. It weighed more than my heaviest 06 hunting rifle.
    When I put it up to my shoulder the sight alignment was perfect. The $500.00 was tempting but do I really need a target rifle? Then again I would really like to see how this shoots.
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    I never turn people to a circumstance of neglect. Buy it.

    You can always sleep in the garage. Or outside. Whatever. Camping is fun. She'll get over it.

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    Only one way to find out how it shoots. Something I want and have the funds, I buy.
    Wish list. Things my daughter and I are looking for.

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    I'll help all I can: "Buy it".



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    No! Don't pass it up.

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    Well you could get it and send it to me for my birthday its only 4 months away .

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    Where's it at? I'll buy it. Already bought 3 guns this week. What's another. I don't second guess gun buying decisions anymore. I buy them and never look back. Buy it.

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    Tell her your going to the range to shoot. Take a empty gun case to the gun store. Stay out about as long as you would if you went to the range. Put the new gun in the case, go home act as if nothing new is going on. She'll never know the difference. Works every time for me.

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    Are you sure its an M1917?
    Didn't say if the stock was military.
    Remington made their Model 30 sporting rifles on the machines once used for the M1917.

    The British built custom long range target rifles on both the M1917 and P14 actions. They also built sporters on these actions.

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    Buy it, enjoy it a bit, and then say No, I'm not sorry I bought it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete44mag View Post
    Tell her your going to the range to shoot. Take a empty gun case to the gun store. Stay out about as long as you would if you went to the range. Put the new gun in the case, go home act as if nothing new is going on. She'll never know the difference. Works every time for me.
    Thatís classic! I need to remember that one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieselhorses View Post
    Thatís classic! I need to remember that one!


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    But, Don't forget to be seen packing up your range stuff, your hearing protection, your Lead Sled, Spotting scope , etc...

    It spoils the effect if you leave that stuff home and she notices!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dieselhorses View Post
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    If it's really a 1917 look to see who made it. Winchester good, Rock Island Arsenal not so good. Scuttlebutt was that RIA threaded their barrels in so tight that receivers sometimes cracked.
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    the stock was not military...it was a Bishop stock

    Thanks guys....I can tell that the word NO is not in the vocabulary
    Death to every foe and traitor and hurrah, my boys, for freedom !

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    Life is way to short to pass up interesting and possibly accurate rifles....
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    This is actually very simple .. if she asks it that a new rifle you say NO .. seeing how its a 1917 it cant be new and you are NOT lying
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    Quote Originally Posted by uscra112 View Post
    If it's really a 1917 look to see who made it. Winchester good, Rock Island Arsenal not so good. Scuttlebutt was that RIA threaded their barrels in so tight that receivers sometimes cracked.
    I believe you meant Eddystone.Rock Island never made the M1917.I have used a number of Eddystone actions without finding a cracked receiver ring however.I think the cracks occur when removing a barrel.I always make a relief cut in front of the action before removing the barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete44mag View Post
    Tell her your going to the range to shoot. Take a empty gun case to the gun store. Stay out about as long as you would if you went to the range. Put the new gun in the case, go home act as if nothing new is going on. She'll never know the difference. Works every time for me.
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    Welll, recovering addicts sometimes have a relapse. I think a relapse is in order!
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