I came across an Eddystone M1917 this weekend in what seemed to be like-new condition. It was blued, with minimal wear (typical places: top of sight, magazine floor plate). Some of the bluing almost had a heat-treated quality to it – varying shades of blue. All markings are crisp, and there are no import markings on it. While the metal looked good, the stock (also Eddystone) had a couple of odd-looking wood patches/plug fixes on it. It seems to have and original 1918 barrel on it. I understand that the original M1917’s were blued and subsequent rebuilds were parkarized, seems strange that this piece with metal this good would have had/needed the stock fixed. Stock aside, it’s one of those things that looks so good it makes me suspicious!