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Old 04-18-2016, 08:12 PM
Tailback Tailback is offline
 
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Default 1917 back from custom shop

Just to give kudos to the custom shop. I got my 1917 back from them months ago, but February was the first time I could take it out to shoot.

Please note, the custom shop called me and told me my stock was going bad. PLEASE CMP get somebody to make some 1917 stock sets! Have you seen what 1917 wood goes for these days? Sorry, end of rant.

I purchased a NOS Remington (matching) stock off another site for half what I paid for the rifle before sending to custom shop. A gunsmith friend fitted it in exchange for the old stock which he will fix.

I shot my standard Garand load which is 46 grains Varget, 155gr palma HPBT, LC brass, and CCI #34 primer. This load is not optimized for any rifle. It is simply a standard I use. The 1917 shot extremely well! Like, shockingly extremely well. The conditions were very bad. 10-30 mile 90 degree crosswinds. I lined up on the 100 yard gong and didn't miss once in five shots using the battle sights.

300 yards I needed kentucky windage and got walked into it with a spotter with scope. Once I got the holdoff I was golden. 6/4 for those ten counting getting walked in. I have an AJ Parker match sight which will give me windage ability but it wasn't on the rifle for this test.

I shot 20 rounds @ the 500 gong and got about 6 hits. The wind was ripping by then which made it hard. My misses weren't horrifically bad which in my book is a win in those conditions. The gong wasn't huge either. 36" I think?

All said, I'm more than extremely happy about how this rifle turned out. The trigger clean up is fantastic, the finish is fantastic, the accuracy with the criterion barrel cannot be faulted.

My only pet peeve with the custom shop is that there isn't the option to have new wood installed. With the prices on original wood being what it is, I'd pay in a heartbeat to have brand new wood put on this rifle.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:21 PM
Phil McGrath Phil McGrath is offline
 
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Just incase you forgot, range reports require pictures of the rifle..
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Old 04-19-2016, 04:38 PM
Tailback Tailback is offline
 
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Crud, I'll work on that. I don't have a good camera so pictures are difficult. Let me see what I can do.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:16 PM
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Here's what I've got from my phone.




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Old 04-19-2016, 09:46 PM
DBR63 DBR63 is offline
 
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Nice rifle. I love everything about my 17!
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:00 AM
dprice3844444 dprice3844444 is offline
 
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To David Price Today at 9:52 AM
David,

We do have military stocks for the P17 Enfield.
This item will require final fitting, shaping, sanding
and finishing.

Contact our office for more information or place your order @ 660-438-4697

Vicki
in Warehouse
-------- Original Message --------
Subject:
From: David Price
Date: Wed, April 20, 2016 10:53 pm
To: "[email protected]"

with the resurgence of 1917 p17 enfield at the cmp,there seems to be nobody reproducing good oem original replacement stocks. do you make one?
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:59 AM
Sanlanman Sanlanman is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dprice3844444 View Post
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To David Price Today at 9:52 AM
David,

We do have military stocks for the P17 Enfield.
This item will require final fitting, shaping, sanding
and finishing.

Contact our office for more information or place your order @ 660-438-4697

Vicki
in Warehouse
-------- Original Message --------
Subject:
From: David Price
Date: Wed, April 20, 2016 10:53 pm
To: "[email protected]"

with the resurgence of 1917 p17 enfield at the cmp,there seems to be nobody reproducing good oem original replacement stocks. do you make one?
FYI
Some years ago, I bought a nice cherry M1 stock from Macon. It was nowhere near drop in ready. I had to send it off to another wood working gunsmith for final fitment to the M1 metal parts. The wood is beautiful, but a lot more fitment work was required to make it properly usable.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:32 PM
dprice3844444 dprice3844444 is offline
 
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you were lucky as they know how to put the correct pressure on the front of the barrel.

range report?
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:03 PM
epm729 epm729 is offline
 
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I E-mailed Boyd's and though they don't make military M1917 stocks they may if enough people would write in to request them. Eddie

Hello,
At this time, we are only offering sporterized stocks for this gun.
Please fill out our product request form at the following link.
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/product-request-form
These requests are what drive our new productions and inletting!
We apologize for this inconvenience.
Thank you for your business
Ashley

Boyds Hardwood Gunstocks
25376 403rd Ave
Mitchell SD, 57301
(605)996-5011
www.Boydsgunstocks.com
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:20 PM
dprice3844444 dprice3844444 is offline
 
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find out where cmp gets them
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