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Old 08-15-2018, 08:18 PM
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I picked up this interesting Springfield M2 on GB. It is a first variant M2, SN “3950”, with the correct early M2 bolt that is not adjustable for headspace. Metal is arsenally re-parkerized dark-gray. Barrel date is 6-37 and is likely original to the rifle. The stock is an M1 “B” type issue stock that was arsenally converted to an M2 by modifying the pistol grip.

So here’s what is interesting, the serial number has an “A” suffix, 3950A. The suffix is the correct font, perfectly aligned and was present when the receiver was re-parkerized. Personally, I have never seen or heard of a suffix on an M2 rifle. Of course a suffix was added to Model of 1922’s, (A), and M1922M1’s, (B), which were converted to M2’s, but this was not the case for early M2’s.

Update on the mystery "A" suffix.

I found a reference to the mystery "A" suffix. In W.P. Eyberg's Man at Arms article, Jan/Feb 1985, page 22, he comments:

G. Other conversions will be encountered from time to time which do not fit any known offical pattern. For example:

2. An "A" stamped after the serial number of an early M2 (not Model of 1922M2) which had been updated to the late M2 configuration.







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beautiful collection - wont be your last is how to word it , i have one - its great but i collect assorted so i might escape that comment ...,maybe
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My three Springfields, a Hoffer Thompson, a 1922 and a regular one in 30.06 BUT with the rare Numrich 22lr convesion
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