1917 Enfield - Modify or leave as is?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Joshuak12, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Joshuak12

    Joshuak12 Active Member

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    I have a 1917 Enfield. It is one that Remington built. .30-06, of course. It is in very good condition. I have shot it some, even hunted with it a little, but don't plan to hunt with it any more. I am not up to date on gun values and am interested in hearing some thoughts on whether the rifle is best just preserved as is or if someone has some suggestions for modification.
     
  2. BountyHunter

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    Leave as is. It will be worth far less after modernizing than it is now!!!
     

  3. ak1251

    ak1251 Well-Known Member

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    leave it as is and shoot it in CMP matches. there are enough chopped up P-17 out there
     
  4. Joshuak12

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    Okay, tell me more about these CMP shoots.
     
  5. ak1251

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    CMP=civilian marksman program. Most matches are shot @ 200 yard or 100 yards with redused targets. you shoot standing/slow fire-sitting/rapid fire-prone/rapid and prone/slow fire. check local ranges to see if they have any matches. the best part is after you shoot a match you can order M1 garands from them. odcmp.com
     
  6. shortgrass

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    There are, also, many "military bolt action rifle" matches held at local gun clubs/ranges throughout the country. Although, the model 1914/1917s were never known as 'tack drivers'. It takes some practice and a hand full of stripper clips to get the 10 shots off, accurately, in the rapid fire stages of the CMP Qualification shoots. A Winchester or Remington made 1917, in good or better condition and unaltered, has much more value than one might think.
     
  7. Joshuak12

    Joshuak12 Active Member

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    Wow - I am definitely interested and will be checking into this. Thank you.
     
  8. ak1251

    ak1251 Well-Known Member

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    Joshuak12... BE WARNED shooting high power compitions is highly addicitive!!! but it is alot of fun