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Item #37179

US Model 1917 Enfield Rifle by Eddystone 30-06 (WW2 Canadian Marked)

  • Price: $1,295.00
  • Maker: Enfield
  • Model: 1917
  • Caliber: .30-06

  • Description: Serial #1064558, .30-06, 26 barrel with an excellent, bright bore. This rifle has a 9-18 dated, E marked barrel and has retained about 50-60% of the original blue finish, which has turned to a dull gray-brown patina on the muzzle, as well as on other exposed edges and surfaces. The receiver and sight components are are all Eddystone, and have contact wear and finish loss consistent with the rest of the gun, as well as the serial number added by a unit armorer onto the bolt handle. The W marked, Winchester stock and slightly different colored handguard are in very good condition with numerous minor handling marks and blemishes in the added dark brown military oil finish. Crisp C (Broad Arrow) and RCASC (Royal Canadian Army Service Corps) stamps are present on the right side of the butt, and a nearly complete red painted, 30/06 band is present just behind the nosecap. The red bands were added by Canadian armorers to denote .30-06 chambering, rather than .303. Most of the Model 1917 Enfields purchased by Canada ended up with the RCAF, but this example was issued to the Army Service Corps, who were responsible for logistics support for the Canadian Army. This a great looking rifle, built for WW1, and subsequently used by Canada during WW2. The rifle rates fine condition overall, and comes with a rarely seen Canadian Service Corps marking. FFL or C&R