rifle 1917 identity help
cant seem to find or not looking in right places ?? THOUGHT that they were all made in NY, Pennsylvania, or Connecticut... and WHO made it ????
have an enfield P-17 or 1917 model rifle picked up about 30 yrs ago, have just enjoyed it. now trying to find out just exactly what it is. was partially sporterized by owner before me, no metal mods, not bad but not great, i cleaned it up and cold blued it to help its looks. had grind marks on top of action, previous owner said it had all kinds of symbols and such he didnt like on it ??. probably all the arsenal and other id marks needed. stock was shortened to the barrel band and very nice walnut, cleaned it up and tung oiled it and it looks very nice. and a great shooter, has taken a few deer and several pigs and 2 black bear.
on the barrel behind the site is marked cal 30-06 and ST.ALB,VT U.S.A.
i hand filed all the grinder marks off (he didnt go deep enough to damage anything just the id marks. on sides and bottom of action have attached some info that maybe someone can id for me...serial # seems very low 05997 ..
maybe jack has some ideas ??
Last edited by oldfartrr; 09-13-2012 at 07:10 PM..