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Do you have a preference? Any reason why? For some reason I tend to like the 1917s better. Not just appearance, but also that they were probably the more common rifle used in WWI as opposed to the more popularized 1903 used since then that hadn't hit sufficient production to supply the US army on its own.
 

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I like the 03 for both historical and physical reasons. But again...I haven't shot the 1917. That must be a fine gun, too. For sure, having used my 03A3 for deer hunting I can verify that it's an effective tool. :nod: :right:
 

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I have a full set of both the 1903/A3 and the M1917 (I even have a P-14) and I really like them, ALL. Of course the M1917, and P-14 suffer from the need to use "Kentucky Windage" if you are needing to move your hits left or right.

The first centerfire rifle I ever shot was the $15.95 M1917 Remington including 5,000 rounds of AP, that my dad bought right at the end of WWII. It knocked me around, but didn't scare me. My mom remembered that my dad bought it for about $15.00 in early 1946, and sold it for $15.00 in 1976, I had no idea the rifle was for sale, or it would have been mine, and my mom would have had a lot more than $15.00!
 
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