@Cervus elaphusYep the Enfield was/is very adaptable, with sabot ammunition, different barrels. The P14 was converted to 30-06 by the Americans during WW2 (for a while). They are rugged and I've dropped a few, one
Yeah they're a rugged rifle - I've dropped a few, one
down a shingle slide into a river and had to dive to get it back, gave it a dry off and back in business.
I'm sorry to disappoint you but the P14 Enfield was not converted during the 2nd world war by the USA.
In 1913 the British developed the Enfield in 276 cal but ended up getting the U.S. to build them. WW1 intervened and the made them in .303 instead of 276. After production of the SMLE had caught up to what they had lost the British canceled their order. When America entered WW1 they didn't have enough Springfield rifles to arm their troops so converted the P14 to fire the rimless 30 ought six round. Hence the M17.
After the war Remington had a lot of parts left over a and produced the model 30 and 30S sporting rifles using M17 actions and straightened the bolt handle. This was the for runner of the Remington 721 then the 700s.
That is just a brief overview of the Enfields
The SMLE (Lee Enfield) is a great locking action for the 303. The Enfield is a front locking action.