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Old 08-03-2016, 11:08 PM
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I have the list for M 1903 .30 cal rifles and also the Springfield M 1922 and variants.
Also listed Winchester single shots .22 rifles, and Winchester Repeating .22 rifles. email me if you want more info about your rifle.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:33 AM
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Very kind of you to offer the service.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:59 AM
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Used to get all my info from Frank Mallory at Springfield Research Service. I think they still have all that info and sometimes your rifles will show up on the list and can be lettered. Many of all types US Martial arms shipped to civilians are on that list, but not the ones actually used in service. The letters do give a name and address as well as the particular weapon. Not much more. I used to have a substantial US martial arms collection, but am no longer seeking specimens. Many were lettered too. I have letters on an 03-A3, a USMC M1903, and CMP letters on 2 40X's and a 1945 M1 Garand WIN-13. Provenance on any US martial arm is quite hard to get. Big Larry
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:53 AM
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I have the list for M 1903 .30 cal rifles and also the Springfield M 1922 and variants.
Also listed Winchester single shots .22 rifles, and Winchester Repeating .22 rifles. email me if you want more info about your rifle.
Can you tell me anything about mine?

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Old 08-25-2016, 11:42 PM
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From the photo of the receiver I was able to check the sn against the SRS list. It is not listed. The 2 stamped over the 1 in the model marking indicates the original bolt was replaced with the M2 bolt. If the serial number of the rifle is on the bolt that could indicate the bolt was installed by Springfield Armory or one of the arsenals. The barrel date (behind the front sight) could give evidence that the barrel is original to the receiver. The holes in the receiver ring may be matched by two holes in the barrel. The holes could indicate the rifle was one of those made up for issue to DCM affiliated rifle clubs. A photo of the stock could indicate the rifle was in the issue stock or in the NRA stock. This is about all I can suggest based only a photo of the receiver ring.
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:36 AM
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I have sent two emails to brenne93 requesting information on my sales/DCM/club variation 1922M1. Still haven't heard anything back.
Just curious, has anyone received a response from him in reply to an email as he requests in first post?
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Old 09-10-2016, 12:35 PM
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Can you tell me anything about mine?

Very grateful you posted this photo, as I have one built as a MI, but converted like yours to M2, and marked not in the "orthodox" way by adding a second "I," but by over-stamping the original "I" with the numeral "2." Mine, too, has been D&T, so there wasn't enough room to add a second "I." Neither does mine have the "correct" B-suffix added to the ser. no. I always suspected (and hoped) it was an armory conversion, because the M2 bolt has the matching electro-penciled ser. no., but fakery we know is endemic with military collectables, and the bolt number would not be hard to fake. But seeing another marked just like mine makes me more confident mine is a legit conversion.

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Old 09-10-2016, 12:40 PM
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I have sent two emails to brenne93 requesting information on my sales/DCM/club variation 1922M1. Still haven't heard anything back.
Just curious, has anyone received a response from him in reply to an email as he requests in first post?
Very disappointing. Was just about to send number of my NRA Sporter, but now I won't bother.
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:23 PM
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Very disappointing. Was just about to send number of my NRA Sporter, but now I won't bother.
Don't let my lack of a response stop you from trying. Another person here has said that he did get a response from him, so it might just be me he doesn't like
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Old 09-11-2016, 02:28 PM
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emailed a couple requests with no response
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:39 PM
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I have a copy of the book he is referencing. It was published by Frank Mallory in 1976. Mr. Mallory did research at the National Archives and published a quarterly newsletter called the US Martial Arms Collector and Springfield Research Newsletter.

Mr. Mallory passed away sometime around 2003 I think. This newsletter is still being published by: Wayne Gagner, PO box 126, Cabin John, MD., 20818. Email: [email protected].

The book has long been out of print. It is a list of serial numbers for mostly 1903 and M1922 rifles sold through the DCM from 1922-1942. It will often indicate the type of 1903 rifle, i.e. sporter, NM, NMA1, etc. It does not tell you when or where the rifle was shipped.

You can subscribe to the magazine for $35 annually. As a subscriber you can inquire to them with a model and serial number and they will notify you if they have the serial number in their records.

For a fee they will provide you a letter with any information they have on your firearm.

In the case of firearms sold thru DCM, the letter will give the ship date, to who it was shipped, serial number, and type of rifle. You will also receive a copy of the original 3 x 5 card that the information was recorded on. The cost for this type of letter is currently $65. You must subscribe to the newsletter to receive this service.

Please note, the vast majority of the serial numbers in their data base are for US military issue arms.


Regards, Tom
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:19 PM
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There are several members of a couple of other forums that will respond to request for SRS lookups on Springfield 1903 and 1922 series Springfield Rifles.
If you will post the model and serial number here I will be happy to do a look up for you. A very high percentage of 1903 NRA Sporters are on the SRS list.
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There are several members of a couple of other forums that will respond to request for SRS lookups on Springfield 1903 and 1922 series Springfield Rifles.
If you will post the model and serial number here I will be happy to do a look up for you. A very high percentage of 1903 NRA Sporters are on the SRS list.
Thank you.

Here's mine: Sales/club version, unconverted 1922M1, sn 17910
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:50 AM
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THANKS HERSCHEL.....model of 1922 #1046 and 1922M2 #8794B
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:34 PM
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SRS shows nothing on #17910. It falls in with a bunch of DCM Club Issue rifles.

SRS shows nothing on #1046 or 8794B.
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