C.S. Ferris. 213 pages. 6” x 9”. Softbound. 122 photos. Provides
collectors with information about the Model 1917, which until now
has been hard-to-find. Details are explained on how to determine
if a Model 1917 rifle is original, or period correct. Topics include
stock and metalwork finish, dates of manufacture and serial
number correlations, manufacturer and inspection markings,
rebuild marks, and differences between manufacturers. Historic
information on accoutrements such as bayonets, slings, grenade
launchers, plus, discussion of post-WWI use of the rifle by U.S.
troops and other countries.
Big Book Catalog, Issue:65, Page:383