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Model 1917 U.S. Magazine Rifle

Object Number: 
1951.413
Date: 
1918
Medium: 
Wood, steel
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 25 3/4 in. ( 65.4 cm ) Overall: 46 5/8 in. ( 118.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: barrel at muzzle: "E/1-18" (January, 1918; flaming bomb device of Ordnance Dept. between the marks) stamped: breech: "U.S./MODEL OF 1917/EDDYSTONE/262408"; also flame device stamped: receiver: "E"
Description: 
Wood and steel rifle; stamped marks on barrel at muzzle, breech, receiver, and at bottom of wrist.
Gallery Label: 
The Model 1917 rifle was manufactured by the Winchester and Remington Arms Companies under federal contracts during World War I, using machines that had previously been used to produce Enfield rifles for the British government. According to accession records, this rifle was used during the war by the 7th Regiment, National Guards New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group