Eddystone Pattern 1917, cal. 30-06 spring. 

One of the best-known US military rifle, made even more famous by the heroic action of Sergeant Alvin York, who, armed with a P.17 and a Colt 1911, in the Argonne forest silenced 35 German machine guns that were wiping out the American troops and took 132 prisoners, obtaining on the field the promotion to the superior degree and, above all, the Medal of Honor.

The rifle has a Mauser bolt action system with the same appearance and proportions are those of P.14, while the caliber is the American standard 30-06 Springfield. 

Our Model 1917 rifle was made in 1918 and, although subject to refurbishment for use as Lend-Lease weapons for the WWII aid program to the Allied Nation. 

The refurbishment consisted of a new sandblasted and Parkerized finish, the replacing of woods and - if needed - of bolts and minor parts.

These details and the presence of the Danish Crown with the "DK" mark in the barrel, specifically identify the rifle as belonging to the supply to Denmark during the postwar period, before the adoption of the Garands.

For more details, refer to the Specification tab and the photo illustration.

The rifle is in good conditions, with a very nice stock and a bright bore that is still in condition to express its best in shooting matches, where the P.17 is often an absolute protagonist (the measure between the lands of the rifling is 0,3005").



Historical references

Origin:

Private collection

Data sheet

Description:

Made by Eddystone in June 1918.

Bolt, rear sight and safety lever are Eddystone marked.

Stock and upper band have Winchester markings.

Caliber:

30-06 Springfield

Total lenght:

1177 mm – 46.34"

Barrel lenght:

660 mm / 26"

Magazine capacity:

5 rounds

Rifling number:

5 rifling

Twist rate:

1:10

Condition of the product

State:

Collectible - Very Good

Product authenticity

Authenticity:

Original, reconditioned with a Parkerized finish and replaced wood for use as Lend-Lease weapons for the aid program to the Allied Nations, this rifle belongs to the M1917 supply to Denmark during the postwar period.

DISCLAIMER

Terms of gun sale by correspondence:

Pursuant to art. 17 of the L. n. 110/1975 the order by correspondence or by distance contract of weapons is allowed to the residents in the Italian State only if the purchaser provides for the withdrawal of the firearm at a license holder for the trade in guns (armory).

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Eddystone U.S. Rifle Caliber .30 Model of 1917

  • Brands Ex Ordinanza
  • Product Code: 4211
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • 680.00€


Tags: collectible, long weapons, U.S.