The M1917 Enfield, the "American Enfield", formally named "United States Rifle, cal .30, Model of 1917" was an American modification and production of the .303-inch (7.7 mm) Pattern 1914 Enfield (P14) rifle (listed in British Service as Rifle No. 3) developed and manufactured during the period 1917–1918. Numerically, it was the main rifle used by the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I.
— In-game description
It is what can be considered closest to the M1903 Infantry Variant in terms of performance, with the differences being a slightly higher rate of fire (by 7 RPM), larger magazine by one round, and a slightly slower reload.
The Enfield inherits traits from the M1903 due to possessing the same cartridge, specifically its velocity, drag and sweet spot range. This can be considered a mixed blessing as while longer range shots require less leading and elevation, its sweet spot range can be a nuisance as shooting targets 100-150 meters away can be a hassle with iron sights. The M1917 will mostly being relying on achieving headshots, as the player must successfully land two shots and wounding enemies to achieve kills at anything below/beyond its sweet spot range.
Because the weapon uses 5 round stripper clips but has a 6-round capacity, if the player reloads with 1 round in the magazine, a stripper clip reload will be performed. If there are no rounds in the magazine, one will use a stripper clip plus an additional round.
Two variants of the M1917 Enfield exist for the Scout kit: Infantry and Silenced.
The Infantry variant of the weapon is available upon completion of its respective assignment. Like all Infantry presets, they feature no optics, with iron sights (although one can opt out in favor of Radium Sights if one desires). In general they feature quicker spread and recoil recovery alongside aiming speed.
SilencedEditThe M1917 Enfield Silenced was introduced in the Weapon Crate Update on May 7, 2018, after debuting on the Community Test Environment. This variant is fitted with a suppressor that reduces the weapon's sound and muzzle flash. A sniper scope like those found on Sniper variants of Scout rifles is attached to the weapon. Due to the suppressor, the M1917 Enfield Silenced cannot equip either a bayonet or a bipod.
- The weapon was originally named 1917 Enfield, but this was changed in a pre-release update to the Community Test Environment.