I am looking to add a M1917 American Enfield in 30.06 to my collection. Is anyone familiar with these rifles? If anyone can offer advice on how/ where to pick one up, things to look out for, etc. I'd greatly appreciate it!!
To the best of my knowledge, the vast majority of soldiers in the American Expiditionary Force in WWI were armed with these rifles... They continued to see service with home guard and rear echelon troops in WWII.
Of course, I am looking for an "un-messed with" example... Unfortunately, these rifles were a favorite among post-war hunters to "sporterize"... SO, finding them in full USGI configuration is kind of a chore...