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Springfield Model of 1922
« on: November 11, 2015, 11:04:59 AM »
I'm finding these guys go for a lot of money, 1k$ and upwards, with something missing or bubba'd up they're still pushing 1k$ pretty hard. I don't get it, were production numbers low or are they just that desirable ? I like the look of them real well, they seem like a super-solid trainer but it's hard for me to imagine how the market settles where it's at on these. It seems like there's plenty of them available.

I did learn one really cool feature they have is that part of the M2 upgrade was a headspace adjustable screw. Neat. If somebody has one, I invite you to trot out some pics. Cool old trainers that will be having a big anniversary in a few years, they started in 1926.
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Re: Springfield Model of 1922
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2015, 11:08:06 AM »
My father has one... I'll see if I can get some pics, or maybe get him to log in and give us a lesson.
      
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Re: Springfield Model of 1922
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 11:32:14 AM »
That would be cool. There's one at auction soon but I'm expecting it will go beyond my reach before it ever goes on the block. I can post it if anybody is interested.
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Re: Springfield Model of 1922
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 01:29:51 PM »
My father says.....


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When I get a chance in next couple of days I will scan in the 12 or so pages in the Batha Book.

Brief Summary
a. Model of 1922 Springfield Gallery Practice Rifle.  2,020 made from 1922 to 1924
b.  Model 1922 M1  20,010  made from 1925 to 1933.  5,330 of the 20,010   were drilled for scope mounts and sold to general public thru the NRA Cost was $46.00
c.  Model 1922 M2   16,379  made  1933 to 1942.  5070 M2A1 receivers were made and mounted and  used to sight in 37mm anti-tank guns.

Most of the original 1922 and 1922 M1s were upgraded to M2s with the M2 bolt.  The upgraded 1922s had the letter "A" stamped after the serial number.  The upgraded 1922 M1s had the letter "B" stamped after the serial number. 

My rifle is a 1922  M1. upgraded to M2 with  serial number 4789 B .   End of barrel has flaming bomb and  date stamp of  "12-25"
      
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Re: Springfield Model of 1922
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 07:45:52 PM »








      
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Re: Springfield Model of 1922
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2015, 09:45:58 PM »
Cool, tell your Dad thanks for me, LC. They're awesome, but I hate to think how long I'd have to abstain to get myself in position to knock one down.  :)) Maybe someday, the one I was on has already got beyond what I can do. Nice to be better educated on them anyway.  thumb1
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Re: Springfield Model of 1922
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 10:27:29 PM »
No problemo Danny.   thumb1
      
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