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Springfield Model 1922


Bolt-Action Training Rifle (1922)


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The Springfield Model 1922 was devised as a training tool for operators of the M1903 service rifle series.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 01/24/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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The Springfield Model 1922 (M1922) was designed with the express purpose of serving as a training instrument (live-firing) alongside the full-powered Springfield M1903 bolt-action service rifle of .30-06 caliber. The M1903 became the standard-issue infantry long gun of the United States Army at the turn of the last century and managed a useful existence as a frontline weapon into World War 2 (1939-1945) and for a slight period beyond. During the interwar decades, the M1922 was devised as a .22 caliber version of this very successful service weapon. It showcased a similar bolt-action system of operation with a 5-round internal magazine chambered for .22LR.

The base M1922 model arrived with a 24-inch long barrel assembly and this production form was followed in 1925 by the Model 1922M1 offshoot. The Model 1922M1 was given a refined firing system as well as an all-new rear sighting device while the grip handle was redesigned as more flat than in the earlier version. Then came the Model 1922M1 NRA of 1927 which essentially melded the stock of original M1922 guns with the improvements of the succeeding Model 1922M1 product. This variant only reached the civilian market. In 1933, the Model 1922M3 arrived and this version sported a revised bolt and grip handle pattern.

In form and function, the guns very much followed the in-service M1903 rifles. The .22LR cartridge made then easier to handle and fire.

Specifications



Service Year
1922

Origin
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United States

Classification


Bolt-Action Training Rifle


Springfield Armory - USA
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Special Purpose
Special purpose weapon for a specially defined battlefield role.


Action


Manually-Actuated Bolt Action System

(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


.22LR

Rounds / Feed


5-round internal magazine.
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Rate-of-Fire
5
rds/min


Model 1922 - Original production model; 24" barrel length.
Model 1922M1 - Model of 1925 - revised bolt head, new rear sighting device and improved firing system.
Model 1922M1 NRA - Model of 1927; 1922 model stocks with M1922M1 improvements; civilian market reach only.
Model 1922M2 - Model of 1933; simplified bolt assembly; revised pistol grip.


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