Help Identify 30-06

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  1. Allfat

    Allfat
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    Hey guys. Been a while since I have posted, but I need some help. This last weekend I received a few rifles from my wife's late grandfather. Included was the rifle pictured below. In the paperwork that we had (notes hand-writted on a notepad paper), this rifle was listed as "Dad's 30-06, no serial number." (By Dad's, he of course was referring to my wife's great-grandfather.) I looked very carefully over the entire rifle but have found no text or numbers anywhere. Can anyone help me identify this rifle? Thank you so much for your help!

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  2. winchester270

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    Looks to me like it resembles a remington 600.
     
  3. nextgenar

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    US model 1917 sporterized, with and older weaver scope. Great rifle!!!
     
  4. nextgenar

    nextgenar
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    The dogleg bolt design on the 600 was borrowed from the 1914/1917 military rifles.
     
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  5. orygun

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    Remington also made a civilian model after the war called the Model 30. If it wasn't for the flaming bomb on the bolt handle that's what I would have guessed. Whoever did the conversion on this gun from military to sporter did a fantastic job. Is this possibly for sale?
     
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  6. rick benjamin

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    Look for the serial number above the chamber, may be covered by the forward scope base.
    Here's a pic of mine
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  7. Allfat

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    Wow, thank you guys so much for the quick help! You guys are the best.

    Sorry, this rifle is going to stay in the family.
     
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  8. Sgt Nambu

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    Whoever sporterized it did a much better than average job! Always been a sucker for dog leg bolt handles! Enjoy your rifle! SRG
     
  9. salmonriverjohn

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    A 1917 Eddystone, I very nice one too!
     

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