In EXCELLENT 100% factory original condition we have a fine example of a fairly early February,1918 produced Winchester Made M1917 Service Rifle. This was the Main Service Rifle of the American Expeditionary Forces in WW1. This example is still straight up as WWI issued; it has not been reworked, overhauled or arsenal rebuilt. The nice thing abou this example was that it was made early enough to certainly have seen action in France.
What makes this rifle even more interesting is that it was sent to Canada during 1940 to arm the Canadians as evidenced by the “C broad arrow” markings found on the stock . These rifles saw considerable use with the Army and the RCAF during the war. especially with artillery and transport units. Finding a Winchester Made example in this top condition is not easy we just do not ever see them. Although very heavy even by contemporary standards of the era, this was a sturdy and very accurate rifle and it remained in secondary service right through to the end of WWII. The most sought after are the Winchester made examples and looking at this one you certainly can see why.