First time posting here. I was searching the net for information and came across your website and CA357's post on his Enfield Project so I thought I would share. A few weeks ago I inherited my Grandfathers M1917 30.06 that was heavily sporterized and it hadn't been out of storage and cared for in nearly 20 years if not more. It's serial number is in the 960k range and puts it as an 1918 model. I'm not sure what month that makes it. The original park finish had seen it wear, but was pretty much there except the rust was pretty bad and I had to use 3M pad and 220 sandpaper and finish it up with 0000 steel wool. A little over one inch of the tip of the barrel is heavily pitted. Inside of the barrel looks good. I would love to have it reparkerized, but due to the damage of the rust on the tip of the barrel I'm wondering if I should Duracoat it or go with some other finish that would hide it.