M1917 Enfield Rifle
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Rifle, U.S. Cal .30, M1917: Diagrams & Pictures - This new book, written, edited, and published by Eric A. Nicolaus, on the M1917 "Enfield" is 137 pages long (8-1/2-inches by 14-inches in size, to accommodate the blueprint details) and consists of all mid to late 1942 U.S. government blueprints of each individual component (and all sub-components) on the M1917 bolt-action rifle. Additionally, the book contains all material, heat treatment, and protective finish documentation published by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department in 1942 for the M1917 "Enfield" rifle parts. This book is honestly weighted toward those with technical savvy. "Click" HERE to see the FRONT PAGE COVER. The cover and back of the manual are both 19mil polypropylene. The paper is 24# bright white (102+) with the book being plastic wire bound. This book can be placed on the shelf in your workshop for easy reference. The book also opens and lays flat, so you can work on your rifle and observe your manual simultaneously. Nobody has this kind of technical information available on the M1917 "Enfield" rifle - this book is it!
Item Name: Rifle, U.S. Cal .30, M1917: Diagrams & Pictures
Standard Nomenclature List (SNL) B-4, U.S. Rifle, Cal. .30, M1917, 22 December 1941 - This 26 pages document (which includes eight picture plates, an addendum, and supplement) documents all parts to the M1917 rifle visually, by piece-mark (part / print number), stock number, and nomenclature item. This particular SNL also includes organizational spare parts, organizational equipment, ammunition, accessories, pricing (in 1941), and quantities of spares to support troops in battle. The pictures for this SNL came out in near excellent condition. Very honestly, I have yet to see a copy of this SNL for the M1917 rifle anywhere else, although I'm sure it's available. The document is stapled, but printed on 24# paper so there is nil bleed-through.
Item Name: Standard Nomenclature List (SNL) B-4, U.S. Rifle, Cal. .30, M1917, 22 December 1941
Rifle, U.S. Caliber .30 M1917 Development and Production 1917-1945 (Plus 1945 Supplement) - Written in August 1945 by the Small Arms Division, Industrial Service Office, Chief of Ordnance, ASF, Washington, D.C. Wow! Here's the contents: (1) Brief story of WWI; (2) Peacetime and the pre-war period; (3) WWII period; (4) Cost data; (5) Lend lease activities; (6) Appendix; and (7) Biography. It gets better. The 50 page stapled document with supplement discusses the activities of General McArthur in the Philippines, multiple contract awards and problems with Johnson Automatics Inc., the initial contracts with Remington and Winchester, improper maintenance and storage between the wars, foreign sales, reconditioning of rifles, lend-lease issues and problems, breakage of parts, war reserves, barrel problems, FBI investigations into illegal sales, modifications to equip the rifle to semi-automatic and automatic firing weapons, etc. Again, wow! You need about 90 minutes to 2 hours to read this 50 page document. I have priced it so that it is very affordable. The manual has been proper reconstructed for easy readability - it did not come that way from NARA. Finally, there's only one picture, but this is a great read that doesn't require any at all.
Item Name: Rifle, U.S. Caliber .30 M1917 Development and Production 1917-1945 (Plus 1945 Supplement)
Description and Rules for the Management of the United States Rifle Caliber .30, Model of 1917 (Revised May 7, 1918) - This is NOT the very common earlier revision of January 16, 1918 you buy at a gun show that is the miniature 5.5" X 8.5" in size! An expanded volume totaling 80 pages (in 8.5" X 11" full size), vice the earlier January 16, 1918 revision totaling 62 pages. Greatly expanded emphasis on cartridge and firing table information. Includes "penetration" information of 1906 cartridge in different materials, such as: brick, sand, wood, and steel. The paper is 24# bright white (102+) with the book being plastic wire bound. This book can be placed on the shelf in your workshop for easy reference. The book also opens and lays flat, so you can work on your rifle and observe your manual simultaneously. This is a very nice reproduction with greatly expanded information. I like the fact that I can read it without a magnifying glass.
Item Name: Description and Rules for the Management of the United States Rifle Caliber .30, Model of 1917 (Revised May 7, 1918)
Supplement to No. 1917, Description and Rules for the Management of the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, Model of 1917 (Printed 1918) - Instructions for the fitting of strikers to cocking pieces for the U.S. Rifle Caliber .30 Model of 1917. This is a four page pamphlet that explains in five pictures and several paragraphs of written directions on how to install and check the strikers / firing pin protrusion. This was a hard pamphlet to find! Four written pages of information - printed on nine pages to reflect the order of the original supplement. Pages are stapled together and on 8-1/2" X 11" paper.
Item Name: Supplement to No. 1917, Description and Rules for the Management of the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, Model of 1917
Ordnance Department Instructions for Ordnance Maintenance Companies Rifles and Accessories (TR 410-100 dated 24 July 1925) for M1917 and M1903 Rifles - A rather amazing pamphlet that covers inspection, maintenance, tools, basic gauging requirements, bore gauging, basic inspection of bayonets, and ordnance spare parts for the M1903 and M1917 Caliber .30 rifles. There is only one page of drawings in this document, but what is written deals with detailed information an armorer would need to inspect and repair these two rifles. This pamphlet is 22 pages in length. The paper is 24# bright white (102+) and the pamphlet is stapled together.
Item Name: Ordnance Department Instructions for Ordnance Maintenance Companies Rifles and Accessories for M1917 and M1903 Rifles
NOTE: The below thumbnail shows the cover page for the M1917 "Refurbished" BASE SHOP DATA Manual. "Clicking" the thumbnail will expand the picture to full size (200 kb JPEG).
M1917 "Refurbished" BASE SHOP DATA Manual - This 42 page manual includes the BASE SHOP DATA for the M1917 in full page 8-1/2" X 11" size. The cover and back of the manual are 19mil polypropylene. The paper is 24# bright white (102+) with the book being plastic wire bound. This book can be placed on the shelf in your workshop for easy reference. The book also opens and lays flat, so you can work on your rifle and observe your manual simultaneously. Bluntly put, this manual looks very professional! It's not the cheap paper you get at a gun show with cardstock stapled covers.
Item Name: M1917 "Refurbished" BASE SHOP DATA Manual
ORD 9 SNL B-4 24 January 1944, Rifle, U.S. Cal. .30, M1917 - This is a list of all parts, appendages, accessories, company accessories, and post accessories for the M1917 rifle. There are also pictures of the various individual rifle parts, rifle, tools, sling, bayonet & scabbard, and spare parts. Drawing number and stock numbers are also included. This manual also documents updated parts for the rifle - listing original and present day (for 1944) part numbers, drawings, etc. This is a stapled pamphlet consisting of 20 pages. The paper is 24# bright white (102+). This may seem a little difficult as to what this manual is for, so here goes: If you are sitting at your desk disassembling your M1917 and see a part that you think needs replacing, you can open this book, get the proper name, part number, quantity, etc. while actually seeing the referenced part.
Item Name: ORD 9 SNL B-4 24 January 1944, Rifle, U.S. Cal. .30, M1917
M1917 Cal. .30 Rifle Lessons, Questions and Answers, Dated 1 June 1942, Fort Sill, Oklahoma Basic Individual Training On The M1917 Enfield Rifle - 22 page stapled manual covering seven major lesson plans. The lesson plans are: Description & Characteristics; Care and Cleaning; Functioning and Safety Precautions; Sighting and Aiming; Positions, Trigger Squeeze, Breathing, Calling the Shot, Rapid Fire; Effect of Wind, Sight Changes, Use of Scorecard; and Range and Pit Practice. There is one diagram illustrating the parts of the M1917 Enfield Rifle. This pamphlet has a couple hundred questions and answers that people who were being trained to use this rifle needed to know. To me, this pamphlet appears to be still valid in teaching firearms safety using the M1917 Enfield today.
Item Name: M1917 Cal. .30 Enfield Rifle Lessons, Questions and Answers, Dated 1 June 1942
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