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.

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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


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

Effective June 26, 2024, customers are allowed to purchase up to six (6) bolt action rifles per year while supplies last. Current inventory of M1903 and M1917 rifles by grade is listed below. CMP also plans to release up to 1,000 Krag-Jorgensen rifles beginning in mid to late July. These have not been worked so a grade break-out is currently unavailable. Given the six (6) bolt rifle per customer per year limit, please plan accordingly. 

Once this inventory of bolt action rifles is exhausted the CMP does not expect to have further supply. The rifles will be sold via mail order and in CMP stores. Store sales may be limited due to inventory. 

Additionally, if a customer has already purchased their limit of six (6) bolt action rifles they are authorized to bid on and purchase bolt action rifles for sale on the CMP auction site above the six (6) rifle limit. 

Current Inventory:

M1903 Rifles — Service Grade: 78; Field Grade: 386; and Rack Grade: 356
M1917 Enfield Rifles — Service Grade: 203; and Field Grade: 1,067

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