Originally Posted by cpttango30
That is not a P-17.
There was no P-17 there was a P-14 but that is a 1917 Remington Enfield. The Eddystones are highly sought after as they didn't produce as many.
The action was big heavy strong as an Ox and ugly as a $2 whore. It was also the pattern that Remington used to produce their first centerfire bolt action rifle the Model 30 and model 30 Express.
Actually calling it a 1917 Remington Enfield is also wrong, and just as widely missused as the P17 name (though the ARMY field manual does mention the name Enfield). The only official military designation for this rifle is "United States Rifle, cal .30, Model of 1917 (or M1917 for short)".
Eddystones are hardly scarce. They made as many M1917 at the Eddystone factory(1,100,000+) as Remington AND Winchester combined (about 550,000 each).
Here is everything you ever wanted to know about this fine battle rifle from the folks that really know a thing or two about the gun.http://www.odcmp.org/503/rifle.pdf