A little history- The British were developing a new rifle, and a new cartridge to replace the SMLE in .303. But along came WW 1, and they did not have time to do what they wanted- so they contracted with US companies to make the rifle for them, but still in .303. This was the P14, or Pattern 14 rifle.
Then the US, which used the 1903 rifle, got into the war. And they did not have enough 1903s. But the factories that were making P14s could change caliber pretty quickly. This became the US rifle, Caliber 30, Model of 1917. They were made by Winchester, Remington, and a Remington subsidiary- Eddystone.
By the end of WW1, about 75% of the rifles used by the Americans in Europe were 1917s. Sgt Alvin York used one in the fight that resulted in his being awarded the Medal of Honor. After the war, a TON of these were sold as suplus, and many were "sporterized"- modified to the lines of a civilian sporting rifle. And yes, a civilian version was made.
The 1917 still soldiers on today in an unlikely place- Greenland. The Danish Sirius Sledge Patrol- long range scouts in the most remote areas of Greenland- still carry the 30-06 US Rifle, Model of 1917.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.