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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject: New toy! Reply with quote

This week I picked up a new toy from my son-in-law (https://mrsurplusllc.com/), a US Model 1917 rifle. It came with a sling and trigger lock. They live about 4 hours from me now and I was about an hour into the drive home when I started wondering if the free trigger lock came with a free key... Turned out that I had a travel mug he likes in my car so I'm holding it hostage in exchange for the key!

I'll get a pic of the M1917 tomorrow and share it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:30 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

Good luck with that.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:36 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

Haha Haha Haha Haha

Fingers crossed your travel mug trumps his key for the lock.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:37 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

www.americanrifleman.o...917-rifle/

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

Free key....
There's always a catch.
Nice score otherwise

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

Photos or it didnt happen
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

My 1917s. Eddystone M1917 Rifle (made in NOV 1918), Colt Model 1917 (made in 1919), G&K holster (made in 1917). The US Army jacket was my Grandfather's, who served in WW1. The ribbon is the Mexican Border Service award, from when he was helping chase Pancho Villa in 1917.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

Oh! I got the lock off!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

Looks great!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

That's a very nice collection.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

That is an outstanding collection of memorabilia mate...magnificent.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

Awesome!
It seems that the trigger lock hostage has been freed Smile
Are you going to shoot it?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

there is the odd eddystone that turns up over here for sale...both in .303 brit and rarely in 30/06
a great rifle to hold onto to pass on to next generation....it would be getting a bit of use if was in my cupboard.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:22 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

Gelan, I'll be shooting it, at least enough to see what it can do.

Elvis, yep, I hope to pass all these on to a grandson (so far nonexistent).

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: New toy! Reply with quote

I can loan you a grandson. And he's close. He lives in Virginia.

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