Well, I found some time for a few pics. My goal was to get a "shooter" 1917. A friend tipped me off to a Winchester at Cabelas for 399. I waited and waited and finally decided to pop on it. I knew it had some missing parts and was a complete mixmaster put-together. Perfect for a shooter. I asked the sales guy what his best price was and he came back at $299. Using all of my will power I managed to pause approx 2.5 seconds for effect before saying yes.
I'd appreciate anything you can share about it. The only W parts are the rear sights, butt plate, and stock. Everything else is R or E, with a few unmarked such as the mag box. The bolt has an R on top and a E on the underside??? not sure about that.