Remington Model 1917 Enfield 9.3×62 25″ Bolt Action Rifle w/ M-300 BLK Scope

SOLD FOR: $925

WOA#: WY220926RL004

Make: Remington

Model:  1917 Enfield

Serial Number: 644903

Year of Manufacture : December 1918

Caliber: 9.3X62

Action Type: Bolt Action

Markings:  The top of the receiver is marked, “U.S. MODEL OF 1917 REMINGTON 644903”.  The left side of the barrel is marked in Electric Pencil, “Simpson LTD CburLI”.  The left side of the receiver has an ordnance bomb stamped.  The bolt release lever is marked with a backwards, “E”.  The right side of the buttstock is marked, “Barnes X 270 grains 64 gr. / 550 200”.  The Bolt handle has several proof marks including an ordnance bomb and what might be “DP” stamped on the round end.  The rear of the receiver behind the safety has a proof mark.  The magazine floor plate is marked, “Eliza” with initials on the trigger group.  The bottom of the scope is marked, “Nikon MR71 1.5-6X42 MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES 1200854”.  The left and right sides of the scope are marked, “M-300BLK”.  Buttpad is marked, “LIMBSAVER” on both sides. There is cartridges head imbedded in the bottom of the buttstock marked, “norma 9.3 x 62”.

Barrel Length: 25″

Sights / Optics:  The top of the receiver is equipped with a picatinny rail that overhangs the bolt for all your favorite sights and optics.  The picatinny rail is mounted with a Nikon MR71 1.5-6X42 M-300 BLK scope.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a custom sporter wood stock with a checkered semi-pistol grip and straight fluted comb.  The front of the stock and left side of the buttstock has sling rings attached.  The buttpad is a LimbSaver Classic Slip-On Recoil Pad.  The buttplate has a cleaning kit trap door.  The LOP measures 15.25″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber buttpad on the fixed stock. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.  There are light to moderate scratches on each side of the stock as well has a few light nicks on the left side below the receiver. There is a small crack right underneath the eyepiece of the scope that is hardly noticable in person. The bottom of the buttstock has a casing head embedded into it. The right side of the buttstock has a metal inlay with the bullet recipe this rifle uses.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Has an internal magazine.

Type of Finish:  Blued

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is minimal to no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minor finish wear across the barrel along with some light spitted rusting.  The front sight has some more moderate rusting.  The left side of the receiver has a couple minore nicks in the metal surface above the ordnance bomb but nothing major. The screw heads are sharp. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this Refurbished WW1 rifle rates in about Fine overall condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment:  The UK urgently needed rifles during WWI and could not produce enough. Contracts for the new Pattern 1914 (P14) Rifle rifle were placed with arms companies in the United States. The rifle was chambered in .303 for convenience of supply. Winchester, Remington and Eddystone Arsenal (a subsidiary of Remington) produced the P14 chambered in .303 British.

When the U.S. entered WWI, it had a similar need for rifles. Rather than re-tool the Pattern 14 factories to produce the Model 1903 Springfield, the P14 was modified to accept the U.S. .30-06 cartridge. Remington Arms Co. altered the P14 design for the .30-06. The new rifle was formally adopted as the U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, Model of 1917.

This Remington Model 1917 was made during WWI.  However the similarities to other 1917 Enfileds stop there.  The chambering of this rifle to the uncommon U.S. cartridge but very popular international round, the 9.3×62, is entirely attributed to German colonies fighting to survive in the hazardous conditions of Africa. German farmers in West and South Africa were constantly being berated by dangerous wildlife such as elephants, hippos, buffalo, and lions.  The need for self defense against such forces of nature required an affordable yet highly powerful round that wasn’t available at the time so as German Engineering is known for, the 9.3×62 was born.  The bullet was perfectly designed for the sole purpose of taking out very large game. One-Shot-One-Kill even against a hippo made this round so popular that even to this day it is used for the same purposes.  The rifle is in pretty good shape for being over 100 years old. This is an attractive 105 year old rifle that can still put a lot of lead down range.  The Nikon 300BLK is a perfect fit for this rifle as well since the 9.3×62 has a very similar drop rate to the 300 Blackout.   It has nice markings on the metal including “flaming bombs” and “eagle heads” that add to its history. Good luck and happy bidding!

Remington Model 1917 Enfield 9.3x62 25" Bolt Action Rifle w/ M-300 BLK Scope
Remington Model 1917 Enfield 9.3×62 25″ Bolt Action Rifle w/ M-300 BLK Scope