I'll take a stab at 'em. First answer is most frequently seen caliber for that type. (Parens) indicate other possibilities.BOTTOM TO TOP:.45-70 US trapdoor Springfield. (Earlier version: .50-70).30-40 Krag, or .30 US. (6.5x55 Swedish).30'06, assuming the rifle is a Model 1917 "US Enfield." (.303 British) if this is a Pattern 14 rifle. Unlikely, given subtlties of the stock design..30'06 U.S. Rifle Model 1903A3..30'06 U.S Rifle caliber .30 M-1; Garand. (7.62x51 mm) if rebarreled or "Navy sleeved" for .308.7.62x51 mm NATO or .308 Win, M1A rifle, commercial version of the M-14 service rifle--Unlikely it;s an M-14, given the non-military butt plate. (Various other chamberings have been offered by Springfield Armory.)Please let us know if you've tossed in any of the alternative chamberings.Best,JPG
JPG: YesYesNo, It is a P-14. I have an M1917 coming this week.YesYes, I would never violate the sanctity of the hallowed Old Testament .30-06Yes, but technically this is an M-14, since the M1A designation is strictly a Springfield Marketing thing. I'll show you at blogorado that this is marked M-14. New Production from Armscor (before they were absorbed by Fulton Armory in 2008)
Oh, and the only thing new on the M-14 was the receiver. Everything else including the butt plate was NOS USGI from the 60's. It is a military butt plate, just still has the black on it.
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