Purchased this a few weeks back. A rather nice 1917 Enfield, that still has its original blu finish and escaped the Parkerizing of WWII. Has original ww1 barrel. High chance that is one did not see any service during ww1 as it dates to very late 1918. The cartouche is post-World War I to pre WWII or early WWII. All parts are correctly marked "E" for eddy stone.
I doubt that this one saw any service in WWII or very little. Judging on the condition.
Any one have any pictures of these being used in WWII by the Americans? I know they were also used by the philipinos, Chinese, English, French, Ect, Ect.
I have seen that picture with one of these being used state side for training. Apparently these were a very common training rifle.
You can still find these reasonably priced. Less than a 1903/03a3. Even though 3/4 of the AEF was armed with this style rifle in WW1.