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I purchased this fine Springfield .22 training rifle at last Julyís Kansas City gun show. It was made in 1926 and is in unaltered nearly new condition.These rifles were hand built and have a beautiful commercial blue finish. The M1 was replaced by the parkerized M2. The commercial factories complained to the government that they were making commercial rifles and they couldnít compete . Springfield stopped making the M1 22 cal. In 1930 after a little under 20,000 had been made. About a third of these were altered to M2 specifications. The beauty and quality of these rifles will never be equaled again.
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:58 AM
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Just beautiful.
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I guess I should add for those that donít know it is the M1922M1 is a modified Springfield Model 1903 in a spotter configuration. The hand honed action is extremely smooth ( full length bolt throw ) and very accurate. Here are a couple more photos. Bill
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This is the M2 version.
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1. Rifle
2. Action, bolt marked M2
3. Barrel date 7-37
4. Rear sight
5. Books with some info.
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:48 PM
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...The beauty and quality of these rifles will never be equaled again.
You can say that again.

Oh, you just did.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:15 PM
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I once owned an M2-.22 That was back in the day when I had to sell something to finance something else. Yours is a beauty. Sure miss mine.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:25 PM
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During my brief exposure to ROTC in high school, 1958 or so, they had a rack of these in the vault. The guys on the rifle team all had their own Winchester 52's, so I don't think the Springfields ever got fired.
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Now that is a beauty! Hang on to it, I foolishly sold mine along with a few M1 Garands to help fund a new Harley. Enjoy that one!
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When I was in Army they still had some in the arms room. The
FMs &TMs they handed out included one for the various 22 rifles
they used. They skipped over this portion of training and we didn't fire or train on stripping them. I still have most of the
manuals they passed out to us. I guess they figured we wouldn't
have much use for 22 rifles in RVn.
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Thatís really nice! Frankly, shooting a quality .22 rifle for an afternoon is one of the most enjoyable times a person can have.
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...I guess they figured we wouldn't have much use for 22 rifles in RVn.
As someone whose MSRs are of the 7.62x39 variety, I find this reasoning to be just a little ironic.
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That's a gorgeous rifle.
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Once upon a time, a college friend brought me a rifle that his dad wanted to sell. It was the Springfield that preceded the 1922. This one used adaptors shaped like .30-06 cartridges that held .22 Shorts. At one time, Dixie Gun Works had these adaptors.

Anyway, his dad wanted $90 for the rifle. I didn't have $90 to spend, so I sold it for $110 at a Birmingham AL gunshow. My friend gave his dad $90, he kept $10 and I got $10.

Later on, I found out just how much it was really worth!
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Once upon a time, a college friend brought me a rifle that his dad wanted to sell. It was the Springfield that preceded the 1922. This one used adaptors shaped like .30-06 cartridges that held .22 Shorts. At one time, Dixie Gun Works had these adaptors.

Anyway, his dad wanted $90 for the rifle. I didn't have $90 to spend, so I sold it for $110 at a Birmingham AL gunshow. My friend gave his dad $90, he kept $10 and I got $10.

Later on, I found out just how much it was really worth!
A Hoffer-Thompson gallery rifle?
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In keeping with the M1922 theme of this thread, I took a couple of geezer rifles to the range and exercised them a bit. I wish that I could shoot as well as these old rifles can. I had fun, but nobody at the range to "ooooh & ahhh" over them; too busy with their tacticool spray & pray games. Shame. -S2
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I missed a deer when I was 16 and my grandfather gave me a M1922M1 in a 1903 National Match stock to practice, which I shot and carried around for years. It was purchased from a NRA Shooting Club when WWII started and the club was disbanded. Ultimately I stocked it correctly. It gets raves when I take it to the range. Added a big brother NRA Sporter last year.
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Are you tired of it yet? Nice acquisition! Did I miss the full length picture?
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Yeah, it was.

There is one for sale on Joe Salter's site.

I believe it is against the forum rules to give out the link. Search for: U-S-Model-1903-Hoffer-Thompson-Gallery-Practice-Rifle

His is a bit more than the $110 I got for the one I sold.
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To me, some guns just epitomize what gunmaking is (or was) all about.

This rifle is one of those, I think. Made in an era when craftsmanship was the norm instead of something you can only get now on special order guns.

Little details that were par for the course, like the checkering on the tip of the trigger of this rifle. When's the last time you saw that? And the fine knurling on the sight adjustment screws...who does that now. Bygone days.

What a fine addition to anyone's collection!

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One of my all time favorites! I was finally able to pick one up a couple of years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite .22's

Beautiful rifle.
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