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Description U.S. Model 1917 Rifle: Serial Number 1268716; full walnut stock; bolt action receiver with internal magazine; adjustable rear sights; .30-06 rifle barrel; two barrel bands; all metal parts are blued; with leather sling.

The two United States arsenals were not able to supply enough of the Model 1903 Springfield Rifles to the American Expeditionary Forces. Private firms were already contracting to produce the British Enfield Rifle, which was then adapted for American cartridges. Winchester, Remington, and Eddystone manufactured over two million of these rifles during World War I. It became the standard rifle used by American divisions fighting in France, including the 32nd Division.
Dimensions W-5 L-46 inches
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Object ID 2000.67.7
Object Name Rifle
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