M1917 Enfield Rifle Information

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History of the M1917 Enfield

The M1917 Enfield, “P17 Enfield”, “American Enfield”, formally named “United States Rifle, cal .30, Model of 1917” was an American modification and production of the British .303 caliber P14 rifle developed and manufactured during the period 1917-1918.

1917 rifle

When the British Empire entered World War I, it had an urgent need for rifles and contracts were placed with companies in the United States. In the case of the P14 rifle, Winchester and Remington were selected. When the U.S. entered the war, it had a similar extreme need for rifles. Rather than re-tool completely, the factories, under the close supervision of the US Army Ordnance Department, altered the design for caliber .30-06. Winchester produced the rifle at their New Haven, Connecticut plant and Remington at their main facility at Ilion, New York and at another plant in Eddystone, Pennsylvania.

CMP Sales of the M1917 Enfield

The CMP continues to receive a few dozen of these rifles each year. All of these rifles have been on loan from the U.S. Army to chartered veterans’ organizations for use in honor guards, funerals, and other ceremonial purposes. All are mix-masters and none are in original condition. We receive only a few of this model each year, and in overall poor condition. All sales are AS-IS with NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES.

For ordering information and to download an order packet, visit Ordering Information. Customers must meet our Eligibility Requirements when placing an order.


Barrels may be dark and may have rust or pitting and worn rifling. Wood is sound but may have minor cracks, dings, dents and gouges. Metal may show normal wear and may exhibit some rust, pitting, and color variation. Rifle has been head spaced with a field gauge and function fired.
S/H included
Rifle may be missing minor screws, parts, ect. Barrel may be dark and may have some rust or pitting or worn rifling. Wood may have cracks, dings, dents, gouges. Metal may show excessive wear and may exhibit rust or pitting and color variation. Rifle has been head spaced with a field gauge and function fired.
S/H included