I have a nice 1917 Eddystone. It was made in 1917 (marked on barrel just below front sight). It's in great shape. I got it on Gunbrokers.com. Took a very long time to get one made in 1917- 1918.There are tons of them from the 40's. I haven't fired it and have no intenion of doing so, not that I don't trust it, just that the rifle (like the war) fell silent long ago, and I think it should stay that way...just me. I have an FFL-03, so I was able to have it shipped right to my house.
It's funny. The Springfield is by far the most famous Yankee rifle used in the Great war but, three quarters of American Soldiers and Marines carried an M1917.