P17 Eddeystone

Whatever you call them they’re cool rifles.

Local shop has about a half-dozen of them. Not sure if I really feel the need to buy one, but they’re friggin cool. And we all know how I feel about cock-on-closing rifles. I really wish more rifles used the “British” action on the bolt.

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3 Responses to P17 Eddeystone

  1. Murphy's Law says:

    Yep–you need one. Or tell me where to find this shop, because I need another one.

    And they make kits to convert the bolt to cock on opening. I think Sarco still sells them. Cheap and easy drop-in stuff.

  2. McThag says:

    I need one and you can’t find them around here anymore.

    How much?

    Cock on close has a wee little problem compared to cock on open, the firing pin is sticking out until the striker is grabbed by the sear. That can cause an out of battery bang on rare occasions. My uncle had it happen to an No. 4 Mk I.

  3. Borepatch says:

    If you can snag one for $200 – $300, run don’t walk to get it. I love my Enfield, but .303 is a pain to get and spendy. .30-06 in an Enfield is the stuff of legend.

    BTW, email me your snailmail address. I have something for the Weer’dling.

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