A Very Good - Excellent example of a WWI Era Model 1917
This is the US military version of the P14 chambered for the .30-06 cartridge & issued to American troops in WWI. These were manufactured in the US for the American Military, where as the P14 was manufactured in the US, but in .303 calibre for British military contracts. The difference between the P14 & M17 is that the .30-06 is a longer cartridge, so the rear sight, magazine well & extractor are different. The long range volley sights were also omitted.
This specimen is in excellent original order & and
still retains its original 1918 dated barrel which is in good shooting
The Walnut Stock is in Excellent hard to beat condition
and has clear US Ordnance inspectors marks.
This rifle is in very good original condition
and is a great example of a 99 year old