M1917's are great rifles, not as smooth as the 1903s or even the Krag's, but great rifles all the same.
It's a shame so many have been "bubba'ed up" . I have to confess I have a "bubba" gun my self. I got it as an Action Only, and made a 416 Rigby. But I did luck out a few years ago and found a near perfect specimen.