SOLD FOR: $2036.01
Make: Springfield Armory
Serial Number: 150
Year of Manufacture: 1922. These rifles were made from 1922 to 1924. Barrel Date: May, 1922
Caliber: .22 LR (.22 Long Rifle)
Action Type: Bolt Action, Detachable Magazine
Markings: The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / MODEL OF 1922 / CAL. .22 / 150”. The top of the barrel is marked “S A / flaming bomb / 5 – 22”. The safety lever is marked “SAFE READY”. The top of the bolt handle is marked “N l / 3”. The bolt body is NOT marked with the serial number WHICH IS CORRECT for a Model 1922. The barrel band is marked “U”. The right side of the rear sight is marked with the Lyman logo.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a pinned blade atop a raised base. It sits under a removable protective hood. The rear sight is fully adjustable Lyman aperture marked “0 25 50 75 100 125”. The top rear of the barrel is drilled, tapped & filled with 4 screws that can be used to secure scope blocks.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, barrel band, 2 sling loops, and a checkered metal buttplate with hinged door for storage. The buttplate is a replacement. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Many have damaged small areas of the surface wood. The most prominent marks are under the left side of the receiver. The LOP measures 13 ¼ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are grey. The rifling is crisp. There is erosion in the grooves and at the muzzle. The grooves show a few areas of heavier erosion and pitting.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 50% of its metal finish. The barrel shank shows tool marks next to a screw hole. The top of the receiver shows the beginnings of 2 screw holes and oxidation. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches, discoloration from oxidation, and areas of light surface erosion. The screw heads show heavy use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The rifle comes with a 5 round aftermarket magazine. The magazine locks into the action but has a small amount of up & down play. Force must be used to move the magazine up or down. We do not know if this magazine will feed reliably.
The action functions otherwise. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a 5 round aftermarket magazine. The magazine shows light handling marks. It is in about Fine condition. We found a metal Model 1903 oiler tube in the butt. One cap has a dripper attached. The other side holds a pull through thong. The tube shows scratches and oil residue. It isin Very Good Plus condition.
Our Assessment: The Model 1922 series of rifles were designed to mimic the full size Springfield Model 1903’s. They were chambered in .22 LR. The goal was to give soldiers trigger time on a Springfield 1903 without the expense of .30 Caliber ammo. Many 1922s were used for competition shooting. The Springfield 1922, 1922M1, and M2 have become desired collector’s pieces. These rifles are a rare find. Any of them will add to your Military collection.
This Springfield Model 1922 was made during the first year of production and has a low serial number of “150”. It has seen some use but still has nice clear markings on the metal including a “1922” barrel date. A Springfield Model 1922 with a “1922” barrel date and 3 digit serial number is desirable to collectors.
The rifle comes with a 5 round aftermarket magazine. We do not know if this magazine will feed reliably.