history on Win 1917
Have a Winchester mdl.1917. Serial # 203XXX...1918 I think?? This would be a 30-06 correct?
Is there any way to know if this rifle was used in service, and if so, any way to know the time period of service? It does have the flaming bomb logo on it. Does that mean it was military issue, or is that just a particular armory mark.
Grandpas gun. He acquired it in the 50's. He removed the top stock, and used it for deer hunting until the early 70's. He is no longer with us, and it is more or less being passed around the family as a 'shared treasure'.
any info, or links to info, would be much appreciated.
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