I read that some may have been converted to 30-06. Any advice on how to tell? Looking at case dimensions, the 30-06 is bigger around and longer.The Rifle, .303 Pattern 1914 (or P14) was a British service rifle of the WW1 period. A bolt action weapon with an integral 5-round magazine, it was principally contract manufactured by companies in the United States. Some were adapted & served as a sniper rifle and as second line and reserve issue until being declared obsolete in 1947. It was the rifle issued to the 'Dads Army'.
The Pattern 1914 Enfield was the successor to the Pattern 1913 experimental rifle and the predecessor of the U.S. Rifle M1917 "The American Enfield".
The P17 (M1917) was the 30-06 similar but different shaped furniture.I read that some may have been converted to 30-06. Any advice on how to tell? Looking at case dimensions, the 30-06 is bigger around and longer.
There are quite a few differences. To chamber the 3006 the action opening is longer. The "ears" are shorter, the rear sight was shortened. The shorter sight will look odd but will still function. The longer P14 sight hangs over the opening, blocking the charging slot on an M1917.The P17 (M1917) was the 30-06 similar but different shaped furniture.
If you have a look online at side by side models you should see the differences.
I seem to remember that the magazine well in the 'wood' is different.
Someone who has both models may post pictures and highlight the differences.