This is my first post after seeing a great article by Dick Culver on the M1917 rifle.
I was at a local gun show today and saw a M1917 with what looked to be about a 20-22 inch barrel. It appeared all original with the exception of a EXP on the reciver ring just above the Eddystone name. I asked the guy what it was and he said it was an experimental M1917.
I combed the Internet looking for anything about possible variations and came up empty. I wish I had taken a few photos but there's a rule at that gun show regarding photography.
I've seen a lot of M1917's but never what looked like a M1917 Carbine. It reminded me of a Tanker Garand we used to sell in a gunshop ages ago. Full Garand but shortened.
I may buy the gun (if he didn't sell it at the show) and would really appreciate any information anyone might have on this.
Thanks very much,