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Old 04-28-2014, 08:50 PM
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Springfield 1922 Identification



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Hi Folks!

Here's a quickie report on the new-to-me Springfield 1922 ...



- The serial number is 15825.

- The receiver ring is stamped:
U.S.
SPRINGFIELD
ARMORY
M1922MI
CAL..22

- Just to the rear of the front sight, the barrel is stamped:
S A
<flaming bomb>
11-28

- The magazine is not stamped "M2".

- The bolt handle is stamped:
S
N
1

- The bolt has the numbers "15825" hand etched on the bottom.

- The rear sight has the "running deer" logo and "Q9" stamped on the right side.

- The front sight is stamped "LYMAN".

- The sling is stamped:
G.&K.
191? <the last character is illegible>
R.R??? <the last three characters are illegible>

I hope to get some good photos tomorrow evening, and I'll post 'em as soon as possible.

In the meantime ... What the heck do I have?

Thanks!
Dave

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Old 04-28-2014, 09:35 PM
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Oh, and as discussed in an earlier thread, the buttplate is mismatched to the stock. You'll see it in the photos.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:21 PM
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It appears you have a nice 1922M1 rifle. With a original barrel and a upgraded front sight. Should have a 1903 type front sight.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:35 PM
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Hi Folks!

Here are the photos! You're comments are welcome ...





















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Old 04-30-2014, 06:57 AM
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WoW!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:44 AM
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WoW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks! Sometimes, when you get a gun home, it looks worse that what you thought when you were bidding on it and sometimes it looks better. This time, I got lucky.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:58 AM
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Somewhere in my research I read that the stock was longer with NRA type butt plate your rifle has so the shooter could trim the stock to fit them.
Hopefully Herschel will jump in and give us a update.
Not sure about the D&D't scope holes.
Are the bolt rails inside the action in the white or parkerized. If parkerized the rifle has been rebuilt by Springfield.
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Somewhere in my research I read that the stock was longer with NRA type butt plate your rifle has so the shooter could trim the stock to fit them.
That makes sense, since the plate is clearly too large. On the other hand, if it was cut, it was cut perfectly.

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Not sure about the D&D't scope holes.
I've seen one reference that says they were drilled and tapped, but I've also seen conflicts between the various references.

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Are the bolt rails inside the action in the white or parkerized. If parkerized the rifle has been rebuilt by Springfield.
Do you mean where I've indicated with the arrow



Thanks!
Dave
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:15 PM
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nice looking piece...trying to remember all this stuff without digging out the books...but to hazard a guess..I THINK your rear sight slide should go to 125..a mag like yours not stamped M2 usually means it's a M1 mag...looks the channel is in the white..the D&T could be right and the stock could be wrong....emailed Herschel a couple days ago and have not heard back...he's in Ark. and hope all is well with him...enjoy your rifle!..
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:53 PM
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I THINK your rear sight slide should go to 125.
Sorry, you lost me on that one. Can you explain? Thanks!!!
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slide

the slide on your rear sight.for elevation..if I read it right yours goes to 75...I believe those should go to 125
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:12 PM
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the slide on your rear sight.for elevation..if I read it right yours goes to 75...I believe those should go to 125
Ah, I get it. Here's a better view

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Old 04-30-2014, 03:15 PM
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right...I pulled a couple of mine out the safe ad they had slides that go to 125...I'm thinkin the stock has been cut down since the butt plate doesn't fit right...and most likely you should have a finger groove stock...in any event..it's still a nice piece...course you DO understand...you now have the affliction and it is most likely against the law to own just one of these...
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:21 PM
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course you DO understand...you now have the affliction and it is most likely against the law to own just one of these...
That must be the reason I have 6 different 1922's.
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This Springfield might not be "correct", but I wouldn't complain if it was taking up space in MY safe! Besides, it was made to shoot, and the stock, buttplate, sight(s) shouldn't cause too many problems in that regard. IIRC, the 03A3 buttplates are the same as the M1/M2 rifles. Mine came with a National Match buttplate, albeit without the corresponding hole in the stock for the cleaning kit. It is my understanding that the buttplate alone might be worth $350.

dbuff, do you mind sharing what you paid for it? If I were you, I would be looking forward to many trips to the gunshow to find parts/pieces to bring her back to "stock". Either that, or just haul her to the range and put some lead into some targets. No matter which way you go, there is bound to be a big smile on your face. What's wrong with that?

Since it has already been drilled/tapped, why not find a set of Weaver bases (the most likely candidate) to mount up, throw a scope up top and see what's what? No use crying over spilt milk; make some lemonade!

However it shakes out, enjoy your new rifle. I know I would be proud to be the caretaker of such a lovely piece of history.

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