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Old 11-14-2019, 11:02 PM
mrhunt14 mrhunt14 is online now
 
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Default M1917 SS Eddystone Staked Action Screws

I have owned a fair amount of m1917 Enfield rifles over the years but have not seen the action screws staked in place. I bought a late eddystone directly from the South Store last month and noticed that the action screws were staked in place with a punch mark. Has anyone seen this before? It has all matching eddystone parts and a strong OGEK rebuild stamp on the stock.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:39 PM
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Yes, I have one that has every screw un-turned since it left the factory and therefore in original condition. I posted pics here, I'll see if I can find the thread an link it for you. According to JB, they left the factory with staked screws.

here's the pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/WVvotPzeF73otSdA2

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Old 11-15-2019, 07:38 AM
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Nice rifle. It is amazing how, after over 100 years - and all the action these rifles saw, there might still be one which is New in the Box (NIB)!
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:18 AM
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Shouldn’t you remove the action from the stock at some point to make sure there’s no corrosion underneath the wood line? Then oil the barrel and wax the stock channel?

Not criticizing, I’m asking how to maintain a collection in good shape.
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:43 AM
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The thing I have often thought, the wood compresses over time, so the action is probably not as tight in the stock as when they were staked.

It has always made me afraid to shoot one without making sure they are tight.

I am always paranoid about cracking stocks. So everytime I shoot anything milsurps, I always check all the screws before I do so. It's sort of my ritual that I do after checking headspace and looking over the ammo I plan to shoot.
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:53 PM
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https://ibb.co/1z5yqYV
https://ibb.co/vQkcgbp

Pictures posted of my staked action screws. Again, this is a 900k eddystone with all eddystone parts bought directly from the south store in October 2019. There is a boxed OGEK on the left side of the stock.

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Old 11-16-2019, 01:10 PM
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the bottom screw is not staked anymore. The top screw may or may not be.

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Shouldn’t you remove the action from the stock at some point to make sure there’s no corrosion underneath the wood line? Then oil the barrel and wax the stock channel?
You'd be crazy to break the staked screws to do that.

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Old 11-19-2019, 06:16 PM
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By looking at those screw heads it appears there is some "bow tie" in them. Either they used some bad drivers at the factory or they have been tightened or loosened over the years.
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:50 PM
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I’m pretty sure that if I had an original rifle with all of the action screws remaining staked from factory the last thing I would concern myself with would be shooting it. I believe I would procure another for that purpose. (Just sayin’)
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:02 PM
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I’m pretty sure that if I had an original rifle with all of the action screws remaining staked from factory the last thing I would concern myself with would be shooting it. I believe I would procure another for that purpose. (Just sayin’)
Good advice!

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