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Springfield Model 1922
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Type Training rifle
Production history
Variants 1922M1, M1922M1 NRA, 1922M2
Specifications
Cartridge .22LR
Action Bolt action
Feed system 5 round magazine

The Springfield Model 1922 is a .22 caliber bolt action rifle. It features a 24 inch (61 cm) barrel and a 5 round magazine. It was built as a training rifle, designed to mimic the M1903 Springfield rifle for training purposes.[1] It was produced in several different versions until World War II, when shortages of materials made production of a training rifle impractical.

The 1922M1 variant was introduced in 1925. This version had a new bolt head, an improved firing mechanism, modifications to the chambering, and a new rear sight. The stock was also modified to incorporate a flat based pistol grip.[2]

The M1922M1 NRA variant was introduced in 1927. This rifle basically consisted of the improved M1 version's action in the original 1922 version stock. This version was made for civilian use only and was not purchased by the U.S. Military.[3]

The 1922M2 variant was introduced in 1933. This version featured a simplified bolt and a shallower pistol grip on the stock.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. The N.R.A. Book of Small Arms, By Walter Harold Black Smith, National Rifle Association of America, Military service publishing company, 1948
  2. Rifles of the World, By John Walter, Krause Publications, 2006
  3. Rifles of the World, By John Walter, Krause Publications, 2006
  4. Rifles of the World, By John Walter, Krause Publications, 2006

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