Just found my father's 30-06 (?) no manufacture info.

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  1. Tick

    Tick New Member

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    Before you ask I'm over 60. My dad said it was a 30-06 but there is nothing to identify it. The only thing I found was these markings, see pictures. Can anyone tell me what this is?

    Ok, yea it's a gun. :)

    P.S. Dad bought several guns right after coming home from WWII. He also left me a Sears.Roebuck 12 GA Slide single pull fire (Fires upon chambering a round, with trigger held down).

    Dads 30-06 pix a.jpeg Dads 30-06 pix b.jpeg Dads 30-06 pix.jpeg
     
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  2. deadin

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    It looks like a sporterized US 1917 Enfield.... (The hollow bolt handle and the location of the safety and the flaming bomb mark.)
    If you remove the front scope mount there may be a makers name on the receiver ring.
     

  3. Firpo

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    deadin called it, US M1917. Wanna see what it looked like before it was sporterized? Here’s the one I have and always enjoy sharing a pic.

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    These rifles are capable of some nice groups. A few months back I was hitting a man sized gong at 600 yards with iron sights. They are fun shooters.
     
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    Darn it! Every time you post a shot of the absolutely beautiful M1917 I end up drooling on the keyboard! :)
     
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    That's called slam firing.​
     
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  7. Tick

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    Thanks guys. I'll look under the scope. I peeked under it but didn't see anything.
     
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    FYI: My nephew was in the UP, Michigan, with my dad and I. He was using the shotgun. We gone no more than 200 yards. We went in different directions. All of a sudden my nephew opened fire and all 7 rounds were gone in maybe 15 sec or less. I don't think that he aimed more than the first shot.

    Oh yea, the deer was ok, just really scared.
     
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  9. deadin

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    (Eddystone was a subsidy of Remington)
    That is if they didn't scrub the receiver ring during the conversion.

    My first deer rifle was a M1917. All that had been done to it was to put it in a Fajen stock. It was a real tack-driver... (I seem to remember I paid around $35 around 1957....)
     
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  10. tuckerd1

    tuckerd1 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    30+ years ago a sporterized M1917 was on my wish list. I never got one though. Yeah I know, keep them pure and original.
     
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    Where's the fun in that? :D
     
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    tuckerd1 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    That's right.
     
  13. gdmoody

    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    Dang, firpo, quit showing my gun around, I still want that thing.

    Tick, no one actually said this, but YES it is a 30.06!
     
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  14. Bigdog57

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    I did the slam fire thing once when squirel hunting with Dad. He read me the riot act. Told me, "if you missed with the first shot, you sure as H___ won't hit with the others!"
    And, shells weren't cheap. I learned to make that first shot count! I still favor singleshots for simple fun shooting.
     
  15. Kvasir

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    I could not bring myself to cut into one that was still original. But if I got my hands on one that somebody already did I wouldn't hesitate to dress it up a bit.
    That's still a fine looking rifle that Tick has.
     
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