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Old 02-17-2019, 07:05 PM
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I need some help Identifying this 1922.
It is not upgraded to m11 or m2 and seems like an original 1922, It has double striker firing pin and magazine that extends below the floor plate.
Although the barrel is a 2-27 ,it seems a little late.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:49 PM
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Model of 1922

You indeed have a first generation Model of 1922. Is the serial number 310 or 610? Either way, it was assembled in 1923. Only 211 M1922 were produced in 1922.

Is the receiver bolt channel in-the-white or finished like the receiver and barrel? I am guessing it is white and thus an original finish rifle.

The barrel is not original to the rifle. Most M1922 have 1922 dated barrels. It is not surprising that it was re-barreled. Until 1926, 22 rimfire ammo was highly corrosive and many 1922's have some degree of pitting.

The rifle has the correct double-striker bolt and M1922 magazine, both big pluses.

You did not post a photo of the rear sight so I cannot tell if it is a Lyman 48B, (1MOA per click elevation adjustment). The front sight is correct, a standard 1903 front blade sight.

You definitely have a very nice example of a hard to find rifle. Only 2020 Model of 1922 were produced, although 2032 receivers were made.

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Old 02-17-2019, 07:59 PM
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Iirc, '03s used in the National Matches that went back to Springfield were rebuilt and new barrels installed, dont know if this was the case with the 22s.
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In the case of the Model of 1922, the majority of the 2020 rifles were sold to private individuals. The Army did get an un-known number of them for evaluation purposes, but the NRA was the driving force behind the M1922's development. The Army evaluation program did determine the M1922, with some minor changes, was a very suitable galley rifle for training purposes. Those changes were incorporated into the Model of 1922 MI and a majority of them were issue rifles.

In regards to your question about changing out barrels, yes, government owned rifles were repaired, re-barreled and upgraded as they passed through the armory for maintenance. However, with privately owned rifles, it was the owners responsibility to have any work done on then. I would say this is a privately owned rifle. If it had been government property, it most likely work have been upgraded to an M1 when it was re-barreled in 1927.

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Thank you for all the information.
The bolt channel is in the white and it is serial number 610. It is a Lyman 48 but I could only see the numbers for matching parts on dovetail and slide,Would it be stamped on the inside curve?
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:25 PM
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It is a Lyman 48C rear sight. The sight has no markings to denote a 48B. You can only tell by looking at the elevation knob. The 48B had 5 1MOA clicks per revolution. You have the 48C with 10 1/2 MOA clicks per revolution. The 48B elevation knob was marked with five ticks, marked 0-4. The 48C had 5 tick marked 0-4, and 5 half tick marks.

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HAVE ALWAYS READ THE 2020 PRODUCTION NUMBER..WERE THERE ANY NUMBERS ON HOW MANY WERE CONVERTED??
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HAVE ALWAYS READ THE 2020 PRODUCTION NUMBER..WERE THERE ANY NUMBERS ON HOW MANY WERE CONVERTED??
The late LCDR Frederick M Ewalt, retired, published an article in the US Martial Arms Collectors publication, #96, April/July 2001. In it, he discussed the different 1922 variants. He made the following statements about Model of 1922 conversions:

"(1). Model of 1922 armory refitted with M1 Bolt and Magazine........Springfield Armory records also show for Model of 1922 government-owned rifles, that in the late 1920s time frame, 52 were repaired and fitted the M1 bolt and magazine."

"(2). Model of 1922 armory- converted to M2 and fitted with M2 Bolt and Magazine. Springfield Armory records indicate that there may be as few as only 30 of these rifles ever in existence."
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Rein,
Thank you for posting the photos of your gorgeous rifle. Someday, I hope to stumble upon such a beast. I surely hope you shoot the poop out of it, enjoying every minute!!
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I have owned two of the Model of 1922 rifles that were converted to M2. The odds are slim that one collector would find two of only thirty rifles. I would say the number of 30 is low.
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