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Old 04-17-2009, 12:27 PM
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Could someone direct me to a site where I can list for sale my 1918 Eddystone Sniper rifle? Prime condition. i've taken a few deer and one elk with it.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:04 PM
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Your rifle may be a U.S. Model of 1917. Take care...
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:08 AM
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Interesting, I had thought the Springfield sniper rifles were built only at Springfield arsenal. What exactly identifies it as a sniper rifle?
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:52 PM
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Interesting, I had thought the Springfield sniper rifles were built only at Springfield arsenal. What exactly identifies it as a sniper rifle?
Hello fellow Colorado shooter I live about 50 miles west of you. You are getting confused about his inquiry if I might interject. What he has is a WWI rifle built at Remingtons alternate manufacturing plant in Eddystone. I am not sure and have very serious doubts that he has an actuall WWI sniper rifle. They are rare and dont lend themselves to modern scopes. If he would post a few photos maybe we can help. As for Sprinfield making the sniper rifles for the U.S. military, most were made in WWII by Remington on the 1903-A4 platform.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:32 AM
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There was a design for a M1918 sniper rifle to be produced by Winchester on the M1917 action but was cancelled do to the armistic. One or two prototypes may have been produced on the Eddystone reciever. The M1903 rifle was the primary sniper rifle at the time and was equipped with the M1908/M1913 Warner & Swasey Musket Sight. The M1918 was to be equipped with a M1918 Eastman Kodak sight. The British did produce a sniper rifle based off the P14 Enfield (same rifle in .303 British). During WWII the M1903 and M1903A4 were our standard sniper rifle with Weaver 330/M73B1 scopes, Winchester A5 scopes and the Marines used the Unerti scope. During Korea the 1903A4 was equipped with the M84 scope. Montnamel would you post a picture of this rare rifle? B-square (I believe) makes a no gunsmithing riflescope mount for the rear reciever sight. I am very interested in US martial sniper rifles being a US sniper qualified myself and have used the M1903A4 (M84 scope), XM21, M22, M24, SPR Mk18, SR25 (now M110) and M82A1 (now M107)

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Old 09-26-2009, 06:52 PM
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Could someone direct me to a site where I can list for sale my 1918 Eddystone Sniper rifle? Prime condition. i've taken a few deer and one elk with it.
Yes, I would be interested in purchasing the rifle depending on the condition and the price.

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Old 10-03-2009, 04:31 AM
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I think he might be talking about the USMC model 1918, although mine was a winchester p-17 that was a prototype for the 1918 sniper. It has a winchester a5 scope. This gun went over to England and was the basis for thier experiments with a p-14 mark 1* f sniper. The gun was reproofed ( because was left in orginal 30.06) and so was the scope. Then sent back to the US. The real money is in the british proofed scope. The gun sold about 2 years ago for $6000- and now lives in a nice little town in Australia.
On Jan 14 1919, H. Brewer - vice president of winchester at the time - received a letter from Washington DC that the 1903 rifle will be the rifle of issue, leaving the 1917 enfield to be held in reserves. And on sept 30, 1921, the british declared that sights for telescopic short magazine enfield rifles obsolete, and the pattern 1914 sniper to replace them. 13 winchester models were left in thier reserves, along with 745 periscopic prism co with their version of the 1918 FA scope. Point being that their would be more British made P14 snipers than prototype p17s. To little time for US to make them, and England held onto thiers until the onset of ww2.
For a real value, figure the sum of the parts on the rifle - ie: scope value, rifle value, and mounts. Unless you have proof that it was a REAL sniper like paper work, or the sniper who used it, It's just a gun with a scope on it. Wolf
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I may be interested too.
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