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Old 07-07-2017, 10:11 PM
The Coltlector The Coltlector is offline
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Default Model of 1917 Value

I have a good friend that is selling a Winchester 1917. I have bought many things from him over the years I have always been satisfied with the prices but I really know very little about 1917.

From my research in this forum I have seen other similar rifles out there but really can't explain how they came out to be.

This rifle is a Winchester receiver and barrel. Production of Jan 1919 with December 1918 barrel. High polish blue with Remington stock and Eddystone bolt, safety and rear sight. Rifle condition is 95 to 98% with good bore.

The stock doesn't have any rebuild cartouches and is in above average shape with correct markings and the rifle overall doesn't show much use.

He is set on $1450. Is this reasonable for this configuration? My other question is is it possible that this gun was put together with left over parts after the war?

I can't figure why would parts be mixed if the rifle doesn't show much use requiring it to be rebuilt. I can probably post photos during the weekend but any feedback that you can provide with the information above will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:33 PM
ebeeby ebeeby is offline
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Post war mixmaster - sounds way high to me. (at least, I don't recall Winchester using Remington and Eddystone parts - maybe I'm wrong) YMMV, just my 2 cents
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:42 PM
jerryjeff jerryjeff is offline
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That's crazy high. $750-850 on the high end. I'm no expert, but it seems 1903's and 1917's always seem to end up with a mixture of parts and that may be the way they were actually put together or they received in their 100 years of existence.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:44 PM
dallased dallased is offline
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Kind of my first post so I will jump in with both feet. I think the price is way out of line. You can do a lot better. Can it have lots of parts....yes. I have a 1917 dated November 1917. Remington and Eddystone parts. Winchester stock. It can happen.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:32 AM
Digital_Chaos Digital_Chaos is offline
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Pass... the guys delusional
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:00 AM
twh1997 twh1997 is offline
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It can happen that way but it's not original. Your friend wants about twice what it's worth.
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:00 AM
IditarodJoe IditarodJoe is offline
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Without seeing the rifle, the "high polish blue" finish indicates to me that it's been refinished and polished. For a post war example with an assortment of manufacturers' parts, refinished in this manner, I would think even $700 would be overpriced.
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:06 AM
Griff557 Griff557 is offline
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FWIW I picked up a October of 17 Win Model of 1917 with original barrel and all "W" stamped metal and wood for about half why your guy is asking
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:40 AM
Calfed Calfed is offline
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Worth less than half what he is asking. I would say $600 to $650.

Certainly much more than I would ask for one I was selling to a friend.
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:43 AM
Antiqucycle Antiqucycle is offline
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It never hurts to visit gun shows even every weekend and take a notebook listing certain rifles, conditions and asking prices. 90% of the time, the gun show price is inflated.

After a few years, you will know a real bargain.
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