Springfield M2 Training Rifle Model 1922 MII .22 LR Mag Fed Bolt Action C&R

SOLD FOR: $1430

LSB#: 220309DC008

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M2. An upgraded Model 1922 MI. The M2 is the final designation of the Model 1922 .22 caliber trainers.

Serial Number: 5370 B. The “B” was added when the rifle was upgraded.

Year of Manufacture: 1925 to 1933.
Barrel Date: April, 1937

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 / MII CAL. .22 / 5370 B”. The top of the barrel is marked “S A / flaming bomb / 4 – 37”. The left side of the barrel shank is marked “LONG RIFLE / CART’GE ONLY”. The safety lever is marked “SAFE READY”. The top of the bolt handle is marked “N S” for nickel steel. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked with a punch. The bolt body is marked “10033” in electric pencil. The bolt body is marked “M2” on top of the lug and ahead of the lug. The barrel band is marked “U”. The right side of the rear sight is marked with the Lyman logo. The bottom of the grip is marked “M2”.

Barrel Length: Approximately 24 1/2 Inches

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a pinned blade atop a raised base. The rear sight is fully adjustable Lyman aperture marked “0 25 50 75 100 125”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, finger grooves, barrel band, 2 sling loops and a checkered metal buttplate. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches & compression marks. Some have damaged small portions of the surface wood. The most prominent marks are under the left side of the receiver. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original to Arsenal Rebuild

Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are semi bright. The rifling is crisp. There is light intermittent erosion in the grooves and at the muzzle.

Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 80% of its metal finish. The metal shows scattered scuffs & scrapes as well as light discoloration from oxidation. The front sight shows scratches and discoloration from oxidation. The bottom metal shows scratches and light surface erosion. The screw heads show use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 an unmarked 5 round magazine. It shows small scrapes & scratches as well as some light oxidation. It is in about Very Good Plus condition.

Our Assessment: The final designation of the Model 1922 .22 caliber trainers is the M2. This is an important and valuable U.S. rifle made by Springfield Armory. These rifles were designed to mimic the full size Springfield Model 1903’s, yet 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 M2s were used for civilian competition shooting. The Springfield M2 has become a desired collector’s piece.

This 1922 M2 started life as a Model 1922 MI. It was Arsenal Rebuilt by Springfield Armory and brought up to M2 specifications. The 1937 dated Springfield barrel was installed during the Arsenal Rebuild.  An extra “I” was added after the “MI” and a B was added after the serial number to indicate the upgrade (page 55 of Joe Poyer’s book, The M1903 Springfield Rifle and its Variations, 3rd Edition). This M2 will add nicely to your Military collection. Good luck.

Springfield M2 Training Rifle Model 1922 MII .22 LR Mag Fed Bolt Action C&R
Springfield M2 Training Rifle Model 1922 MII .22 LR Mag Fed Bolt Action C&R