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In WWII there was a conversion to fire .22 RF in the M1919 (and maybe the M1917) .30 machine guns. It used a .30-06 cartridge sized adaptor for each .22 round in the normal cloth belt. I'll bet that would be fun in full auto.

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In WWII there was a conversion to fire .22 RF in the M1919 (and maybe the M1917) .30 machine guns. It used a .30-06 cartridge sized adaptor for each .22 round in the normal cloth belt. I'll bet that would be fun in full auto.

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Wish I could get something like that for my M60E4...
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The Norwegian armed forces had rebarreled Krag-Jorgensen 1894 .22 single shot trainers up to around 1992, never saw it in official use, other than in the schools shooting program*, though.

Also had the wooden boxed .22 subset for the AG-3, that worked ok when fed Hi Vel ammo, not so great when fed Eley standard, and Ruger Mk 1 pistols.

Also rumored to be in inventory was .22 Nagant revolvers and Ace sets for the Kongsberg M-1914 lisenced production of the 1911s. The two latest I`ve never seen in the flesh.


*Not with the modern meaning of the words, though. This was a basic rifle marksmanship training course, with voluntary attendance from the 6th to the 9th grade.
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DougStumps' post caused me to recall this device.I don't know what caliber or type of gun it converts to 22 short.It looks like it could be military trainer related.This seems the best group to ask about it.Thanks,boley

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Old 04-06-2010, 10:59 AM
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DougStumps' post caused me to recall this device.I don't know what caliber or type of gun it converts to 22 short.It looks like it could be military trainer related.This seems the best group to ask about it.Thanks,boley

It appears to be a 1903 Springfield Hoffer-Thompson .22 Short conversion unit.
I am in the need of 4 more units to display with my rifle.

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Old 04-06-2010, 01:59 PM
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In 1986 in Navy Boot Camp at RTC Great Lakes when we qualified at the range (by qualify, I mean if we shot three shots without killing ourselves we passed) with a pistol, we used a 1911 that was chambered for .22 LR.
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It appears to be a 1903 Springfield Hoffer-Thompson .22 Short conversion unit.
I am in the need of 4 more units to display with my rifle.

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Now that is cool. I have never seen that one before. Thanks for posting and and the identity of that thing.
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ltes not forget the rare imbel dedicated fal 22 trainer that i belive was built for south africa

http://www.cbgxtra.com/Portals/6/Iss...012805_161.htm

and the wasr22

and i belive down under they had dedicated l1a1 rifles in 22
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