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Thread: Worth of a 1917 Edddystone sporterized?

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    Boolit Master
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    Apr 2008
    Monticello, KY

    Worth of a 1917 Edddystone sporterized?

    I saw this at a local gunshop recently. It is in very good condition, blue fading to patina. It has all the metal work off the stock, and stock shortened to a sporter length. It has the buttplate removed and a ugly red pad added. The bore is bright and shiny, with sharp corners on the rifling, it is a 4 groove, I think. Has all the original sights. His first asking price is $250, should I buy it or not, I believe $200 will buy it.

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    Boolit Master
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    Feb 2010
    If you need to get all the parts it's a roll of the dice. Wood is hard to find now, even repro. I'm not sure on the bands, screws and buttplate.

    And when it's done it's a mixmaster. Good for shooting but not as much with collectors.

    What do you want it for?

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    Boolit Master roverboy's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    If you can get a good price on it, I say go for it. I'll agree parts might be a little hard to find. It may be a good shooter.
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    NE West Virginia
    Sounds like your gonna kick yourself down the road for not getting it.

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    In Remembrance

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    Back in my better days I would look for `Bubba` worked over Enfields like this to make into some very nice looking and shooting sporters. My favorite caliber for my rework job was the .338/06. I think $200 or less would buy it.Robert

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    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    I would buy it if I was in the market for an iron sighted 30-06.
    Who am I kidding; I'd buy it anyway. Especially since it hasn't been dehorned and drilled and tapped.

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    And since it has a clean & bright shiny bore.

    Heck I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
    I HATE auto-correct

    Happiness is a Warm GUN & more ammo to shoot in it.

    My Experience and My Opinion, are just that, Mine.

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    Boolit Master
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    Western Colorado
    If it was me ,I would already have it.

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    Boolit Master Tripplebeards's Avatar
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    I had a mark 5 lee enfield up for trade for an SKS. I finally put a price of $475 on it and expected...but never... got any offeres in it since I knew I had to be high. I figured i would have got and offer in the low threes, mid twos, but zilch.

    Last edited by Tripplebeards; 10-15-2019 at 06:27 PM.

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    The last complete 1917 actions i saw were 100$ by themselves, had been sandblasted and where badly pitted. So for 200$ I would probably already own it. I collected all the parts to rebuild an eddystone action I had for under 150$ but it took luck and 5 years. Stocks are the big hold up right now, most run 200$ or so if you can find one.

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