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I got this rifle for my 18th b-day from my grandfather. who has passed away a few years ago. Deal is when I go to shoot it sometime it will miss fire, then when you go to open the bolt up it will discharger sometime. Any ideas whats going? where a good place to pick up parts for it. BTW thats the best way to describe whats it doing.

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It might have a bunch of cosmoline in the bolt. 
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Thanks Ed I'll look @ that. another thing  to mention is the rifle don't look like the old military firearms & have kept it really clean.
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Whatever Take it to a good gunsmith.
 
The 1917's cock on closing and any number of reasons could cause the problem -- what could be a disaster is for the rifle to discharge after the bolt is unlocked when the round is held tight against the bolt face by the extractor.
 
 
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Good article on the 1917 from the Civilian Marksmanship Program http://www.odcmp.com/forms/m1917.pdf
Numrich has tons of parts for the Enfield http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Search.aspx?filter=1917
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Originally posted by Stevey Stevey wrote:

Whatever Take it to a good gunsmith.
 
The 1917's cock on closing and any number of reasons could cause the problem -- what could be a disaster is for the rifle to discharge after the bolt is unlocked when the round is held tight against the bolt face by the extractor.
 
 
don't want take it a gun smith & pay more than the guns worth. if anything I'll retire the thing, haven't used it years cause of this thought i might use it again this year if could get it fixed.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Good article on the 1917 from the Civilian Marksmanship Program http://www.odcmp.com/forms/m1917.pdf
Numrich has tons of parts for the Enfield http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Search.aspx?filter=1917
Thanks Doug I'll look @ them here later.
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 Has is been sporterized?  How about a pic?
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yup it has. give me a few & i'll see if i can get one done up for ya.
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Never mind I cant get the to up load. still to damn  big even after I cut & trimed them up. I can email or something if someone else can get them on here.
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 huntwingler's 1917 Eddystone:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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 Couldn't hurt to get an estimate.  Maybe a cock-on-open conversion?
 
 Just in case you decide to:
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Hope I look as good at it's age.How old is the ammo you are using?Sometimes powder that got wet will cause a Hang fire.
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Those guns are certainly worth being fixed.  A don't know if a cock on opening conversion would be safe or not....I know it is not advisable on Mausers because they must grind away too much metal. 
 
Perhaps it's just grease in the bolt.  Sluggish firing pin, and then it releases when you raise the bolt handle......maybe a bad spring......I dunno.......but I wouldn't put it up to my face.....Bucky     
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Hope I look as good at it's age.How old is the ammo you are using?Sometimes powder that got wet will cause a Hang fire.
New ammo just about every time i would shoot it.
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Those guns are certainly worth being fixed.  A don't know if a cock on opening conversion would be safe or not....I know it is not advisable on Mausers because they must grind away too much metal. 
 
Perhaps it's just grease in the bolt.  Sluggish firing pin, and then it releases when you raise the bolt handle......maybe a bad spring......I dunno.......but I wouldn't put it up to my face.....Bucky     
Yeah hadn't plan on sticking my face in front of it. I may not be the brightest but yeah lol. Thanks Ed/Earl I'll look @ it alittle more over  the few days. I just remember I have a cousin whos took a gun smithing class maybe I'll have him look @ it.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 hunterwingler's 1917 Eddystone: 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT HAPPEN TO THE PIC'?? oh well....

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LOL its all right. just though something had happen to them is all. btw everything that has be asked about in this posting has been looked @. sooo yeah I don't know. Whacko I'm going give it a break for few days b4 I start beating my on the a wall.

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well hell looks like i'm going to be taking it to the gun smith.
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Nope work on just about day yesterday & still nothing.
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Perhaps it's just grease in the bolt.  Sluggish firing pin, and then it releases when you raise the bolt handle......maybe a bad spring......I dunno.......but I wouldn't put it up to my face.....Bucky
 
It's definitely something to do with the bolt. I'd disassemble the bolt and completely degrease every part and then regrease and put back together. The gun is more than 75+ years old and you would have to assume it has 75+ years of grease, dirt, crud and powder residue inside the bolt.
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