Known as the "American Enfield," the M1917 is an American modification and production of the British .303 caliber P14 rifle developed and manufactured during the period from 1917 to 1918. The M1917 has a long 26-inch heavyweight barrel compared to the lighter 24-inch barrel of the M1903 Springfield. With the longer sighting plane, the M1917 proved generally more accurate at long distances than the M1903, at the expense of greater weight. The rifle was designed with a rear receiver aperture sight, protected by sturdy "ears," a design that proved to be faster and more accurate than the typical mid-barrel sight offered by Mauser, Enfield or the Buffington battle sight of the 1903 Springfield. The M1917 sight is situated on an elongated receiver bridge, which added weight to the action, as well as lengthening the bolt. The rifle maintains the British cock-on-closing feature, in which the bolt's mainspring is loaded and the rifle cocked as part of the return stroke of the bolt, which aided rapid fire, especially as the action heats up. The location of the safety on the right rear of the receiver has also been copied by most sporting bolt action rifles since, as it falls easily under the firer's thumb. During World War I, the 1917 was manufactured by Remington, Winchester, and Eddystone to provide enough war-time production, with each factory marking the 1917 with their own brand stamp. This Winchester-produced rifle has been sporterized and reblued and features adjustable sights. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.