Deactivated WWI US M1917 - P17 Rifle

Deactivated WWI US M1917 - P17 Rifle

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This is a WWI Remington manufactured US military issued P17 (M1917) Rifle chambered in 3006. It is dated in April 1918 (4'18) and has the correct US military flaming grenade ordnance stamps, and has the correct Remington marked woodwork. When the US entered the war in 1917 they soon realised that they had a shortage of rifles. Winchester and Remington were already producing the Enfield P14 in .303 for the British. A quick and effective solution was to started making the M1917 rifle but instead chambered it in .3006 for issue to US soldiers. To avoid the incorrect ammunition being loaded the calibred was sometimes stamped into the woodwork, as can be seen with this example. By the end of WWI M1917 was the most common rifle in service with US soldiers and proved to be a very reliable and accurate weapon. The design is based heavily on the Mauser Gew98 action that was being used by the Germans. In an ironic twist US arms companies were paying Mauser for the rights to use the design patent to make rifles that were then being used against German forces.

This complete example comes with a sling, and a 1917 dated Remington bayonet.

To order Call 01547 529093 or 05603 416575 or email sales@deactivated-guns.co.uk.


Product Code: 191Z5

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