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Sgt York was in the 82nd was issued 30-'06 Sprg. U.S. Model of 1917 Enfield rifles. According to York's son Andrew, his father didn't much cotton on to the M1917 as it had a peep sight with which York had difficulty leading a target. Somehow he finagled to swap his issue rifle out for a Model 1903 Springfield - a gun he had found much more comfortable. He also had a 1911 as a sidearm.......
 
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