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Model 1917 with BAR Magazine

We’ve all seen the ’03 Springfield’s that have been modified to take the larger magazines. Some are done after the fact since it’s a historically correct modification, while others seem to have been done during the war.  So…imagine if you were walking past the table at your local gun-show and you saw a US Model 1917 rifle modified to accept …

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POTD — Model 1917 Heavy Barrel Sniper 

The next time you see some WWI Bubba’ed rifle at a gun show, make sure it’s not an actual factory rifle that has been mis-identified.  I won’t give away all my best secrets with details, but I keep a running list of typical “mistakes” that can lead me to buying something well under market value.  Trust me. Knowledge is power.  …