SOLD FOR: $3575
Make: Springfield Armory
Serial Number: 1532
Year of Manufacture: 1922. These rifles were made from 1922 to 1924. Barrel Date: September, 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 / 1532”. The top of the barrel is marked “S A / flaming bomb / 9 – 22”. 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 riser that is dovetailed to a banded base. The rear sight is fully adjustable Lyman aperture marked “0 25 50 75 100 125”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The smooth hardwood stock has a pistol grip, barrel band, 2 sling loops, and a checkered metal buttplate. The wood shows handling marks, scuffs, scratches, and compression marks. There is a small chip on the right side of the stock next to the ejection port. There are no cracks. The LOP measures 13 5/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt plate. The buttplate has some handling marks, but is in Very Good Plus condition. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is crisp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 94% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks, scuffs, light draglines and some spots of finish thinning. Under direct light, some areas show signs of turning towards a brownish patina. (Not at all unusual for a rifle that is over 100 years old.) The screw heads are sharp. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus 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 a 5-round magazine. The magazine shows light handling marks. It is in about Fine condition. Additionally, paperwork from the previous owner pertaining to the rifle’s history is included.
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. This Springfield Model 1922 is in Very Good Plus condition. It was made between 1922 and 1924 and has a serial number of “1532”. It has seen some responsible use and care and has nice clear markings on the metal including a “1922” barrel date. The rifle comes with a 5-round magazine. These rifles are a rare find. This rifle;e will be a great addition to any Military collection. Please see our pictures and good luck with your bidding.
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