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Item #37195

Winchester Model 1917 Enfield Rifle RCAF Marked with Bayonet

  • Maker: Winchester
  • Model: 1917
  • Caliber: .30-06

  • Description: Serial #4378, .30-06, 26 barrel with a very good, bright bore that has some mild freckling within the grooves. This rifle has an 8-17 dated, W marked barrel and has retained about 70-75% of the original blue finish, which has turned to a dull gray patina on the muzzle, as well as on other exposed edges and surfaces. The safety and bolt components are Eddystone which have contact wear and finish loss consistent with the rest of the gun, as well as an inventory number stamped onto the right side of the receiver at the rear sight protector: 787. Some further silvering and fading occurs on the 947 marked bolt handle as well. The W marked walnut stock and handguard are in very good condition with numerous minor handling marks and blemishes in the added dark brown military oil finish. A crisp C (Broad Arrow) stamp is present on the right side of the butt, and the remnants of a red painted 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 these US-built rifles were issued to the RCAF. Included with the rifle is a Remington marked, Model 1917 bayonet with original JEWELL marked scabbard. The bayonet measures 21 3/4 overall, with a 16 3/4 straight, single-edged blade with single, stopped fullers. The ricasso markings are crisp and clear, and the blade has a dull pewter gray patina with thin freckling throughout. The guard is rack numbered: 5171; and has a crisp (Broad Arrow) / RCAF stamp on the reverse grip panel. 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 very hard-to-find RCAF marked, US bayonet. FFL or C&R