Here is my new to me Eddystone Model of 1917 The serial number indicates a July 1918 manufacture date, it has a 1918 barrel date, so it is probably the original barrel. The receiver and barrel and most other parts are Eddystone, but there are a few parts of the bolt that are Winchester. The bore looks pristine, after three passes with a bore brush and then a few solvent soaked patches it cleaned right up. I only had one dirty patch (powder residue) and then all the rest of the patches were clean. The magazine follower was full of cosmolene as was the front sight guard, and the battle sight diopter was blocked with cosmolene as well. The stock has a few handling dings, but otherwise looks really good. Given the apparently original barrel and the overall good condition of the rifle, I would guess that this rifle saw very little use in WW1, as the war was over in November 1918, and was then placed in storage. The mixed parts Eddystone and Winchester could mean that the rifle was armory refurbished (although it may not have needed much) for potential use in WW2, but probably did not see much use in that conflict as well. The large amount of cosmolene that I had to clean out may also mean that it was stored after being refurbished, but has not seen much shooting since. I am really pleased with this acquisition, and cannot wait to shoot it. Hopefully I can manage some range time this coming week-end. Now it goes back into the gun safe with its 1903 Mk 1, 1903 A3 and M1 Garand “brothers in arms”.