Home Choice Rachel McClintock T+ Retail/ Commercial Products. ENTER. Government/Law Enforcement. ENTER. © Copyright The U.S. Army had , of its superb Springfield rifles in The Ordnance Department had already considered adopting the Pattern. William Crozier being somewhat defensive about the Enfield as well. Fortunately, it had been the policy of the Ordnance Department to.

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In addition to Remington’s production at Ilion, New York and Eddystone, PennsylvaniaWinchester produced the rifle at their New Haven, Connecticut plant, a combined total more than twice the ‘s production, and was the unofficial service rifle.

Several manufacturers started producing the gun, but they had to set up the assembly lines and tooling.

In addition to criticism regarding the delay in production, there was a perception by some that the newly adopted rifle was not suitable for use by our armed forces. The right gun, lacking sights altogether, was fed from krdnance right, while the left gun, with iron sights complemented with an AA sight ring, was fed from left.

General Crozier and the US Rifle, M “Enfield.” | WeaponsMan

Your could have initially been an early rearsenal job. Each sample reflected varying degrees of improvement in the interchangeability of parts, but it was determined that more refinement was needed. One of m191 weapons given to X Force was the M rifle. If the barrel matches the receiver then the rifle was nice before it was rebuilt.

Archived copy as title CS1 French-language sources fr Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles ordnacne unsourced statements from November Commons category link is on Wikidata. This is one reason the bolt closure feels smooth. On at least one occasion, U. Since it would take entirely too long for the three companies to tool up to make the M rifle, the government initially considered adopting the British.


The logical place to turn is to American industry, where small arms are in production for several European nations. The early M model had an angled corner and a leather strap handle on top. As it entered World War I, the UK had an urgent need for rifles, and contracts for the new rifle were placed with arms companies in the United States. Rodnance, production was a problem.

Trench Fighter: The M1917 Enfield Served US Troops in WWI, WWII

It was the most accurate rifle in the company, and everyone begged to use it for qualifying. As this resulted in a heavier recoil, a spring-loaded cradle replaced the backplate with mm1917 heavily spring-loaded buffer that acted as an extension of the standard Browning recoil buffer. Used to be able to get collar brass with s, too.

The RL is probably the specific inspector who gave the rifle the final thumbs up.

Remington Model 1917

On the tangential topic of substitute rifles in WWI U. The only one in his unit to carry a M if memory serves. Although not adjustable for windage, it was actually a better combat sight than the Model Springfield.

If you replaced those parts the value of your rifle increases greatly as it can be sold as a correct ww1 example, especially with the original wartime barrel and bluing. Note the non-trivial amount of hand and ofdnance work here. M Enfield Ordbance view of Model rear sight. This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat It still ran good in Arctic conditions, but they were concerned about the fact that there were no spare parts, and if one broke, they had to cannibalize parts from other old rifles.


The M action proved very strong, and was used as the basis for a variety of commercial and gunsmith-made sporting rifles in standard and magnum calibers between the world wars and after.

Unlike many other early machine guns, the M had nothing to do with Maxim ‘s toggle lock design. In an ironic reversal of names, in Irish service the M was often referred to as the “Springfield”; presumably since an “Enfield” rifle was assumed to be the standard Irish MkIII Short Magazine Lee—Enfield, while “Springfield” was known to be an American military arsenal.

The M had proven to be an excellent combat rifle and was available in large numbers. It has an original GI barrel. Accordingly, Remington Arms Co. During the late s, a fairly large number of M Enfield rifles were sold to the government of the Philippines.

Not to be confused with Lee—Enfield. Other complaints against the Model included the fact that it was heavier and more cumbersome than m191 Model The front sighting element consisted of a wing guards protected front post, and was adjusted laterally and locked into position during assembly at the arsenal. The reliability was exceptional, so Browning fired another 20, rounds through the weapon with one broken part: Afghanistan, Arms and Conflict: