Excellent! That's really knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks so much. There should be a way to compensate folks for help on this forum as I sure don't have any knowledge to share...at least here!the pic is o Gerri Noonan ( tom noonans mom !)
the rifle is a M1917 short lee enfield made in the USA
The M1917 Enfield, the "American Enfield" (frequently misidentified or mislabeled as the "P17", "P1917", or "Pattern 1917"), 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.