From the GDC Warehouse: The classic Remington Model 30 (PHOTOS)
By Chris Eger
The Remington Model 30 is a commercial variant of the WWI standard M1917 (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)
From the wide range of options in the Guns.com Warehouse, we bring you Big Green’s war baby that grew up to be a deer rifle, the Remington M30. But first, let us talk about the Great War.
While the standard U.S Army infantry rifle at the start of World War I was the most excellent M1903 Springfield, some three out of four American soldiers would end up carrying the M1917 Enfield “Over There” during the war. Officially, the “U.S. Rifle, Model of 1917, Caliber .30” it was more commonly known as the 1917 Enfield or American Enfield, and 2.2 million of these hardy .30-06 rifles were made by Remington, Winchester, and Eddystone during the conflict. Using a massive receiver, the rifle, in turn, was a modification of the British Pattern 14 Enfield, which was made in quantity by the same companies for London prior to the U.S. entry to the conflict.
Most Americans that served in WWI did so with an M1917 Enfield. Remington made some 545,541 of the 2.2 million produced. Fed by a 5-round stripper clip, the rifle was durable and renowned for its accuracy.