M1917 rifle is very interesting because I`ve heard they used this rifle for training and then the Garand. It seems this information must be expanded. I own a demilled M1917 in my collection and a few pictures from US soldiers on training armed with this rifle in the mid 30th. But all stories I know didn`t talk about the Springfield 1903, M1917 and M1 Garand used together. Most start with the Springfield or M1917, quick changed to the Garand.