After playing tag with a FedEx delivery guy for a couple of days, my Eddystone Model of 1917 from the CMP was delivered today. Although I mainly collect WWII rifles, the M1917 has been on my wish list for a while. My grandfather, Conley Stephens carried one of these in WWI. He was wounded by shrapnel and then poison gas in The Meuse-Argonne offensive during the Fall of 1918. I found the rifle in the 'rack grade' section where most of the rifles either failed headspacing or had shot out barrels. It was marked 'headspace okay' and 'MW +1'. Although the barrel was very, very dirty, I could see faint rifling. The price was $400. This must have been one of the many M1917s they refurbished during WWII because it has an undated High Standard barrel. I am assuming that the cartouche, 3 GM - K in a rectangular box will indicate where and approximately when the refurb occurred. It must have also served in an American Legion Color Guard because "Am Leg" is painted on the left hand side of the butt stock. I'm anxious to get the barrel scrubbed out and bet an idea of the condition of the rifling. I will get her cleaned up, take some pictures and post them later.