US Springfield Armory 1922 M2 WWII .22 LR Training Bolt Action Rifle Mint, C&R OK
Model: 1922 – M2
Serial Number: 10759
Year of Manufacture: 1942
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle, Magazine Fed
Markings: The barrel is marked “S A / Flaming Bomb / 1 – 42”. The frame is marked “U. S. / Springfield / Armory / Cal. .22 M2 / 10759”. The bolt handle is marked “NS / M2”. The bolt is marked “M2”. The barrel band is marked with a “U”. There is an “O” on the underside of the bolt handle. The stock is marked “S. A. / G.”. There is also an “R” on the butt of the pistol grip butt.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a hooded blade front sight and a fully adjustable, correct Lyman receiver mounted peep sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is oil finished military wood. The markings are sharp and there is no evidence of a refinish. The surfaces show just a few scattered depressions and areas of discoloration. Overall, the stock rates in about Excellent overall condition. There is one hairline crack behind the upper tang. The LOP is about 13”.
Type of Finish: Military Matte
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no pitting or erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. There is some very scattered thinning on the barrel, these hardly warrant mention. The leading edges of the frame show thinning. The metal shows only slight natural age, no erosion and no rust. The rifle is honest as could be and truly sharp. The Screw heads are sharp, though just a bit worn. The markings are crisp and clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is an important and valuable U.S. rifle. 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 competition shooting after the war. The Springfield M2 has become a desired collectors piece – much like all training and sniper rifles, bring a premium over the standard models. This one is truly sharp, with cartouched wood, original metal and wood finish and a mirror bore. You would be hard pressed finding a better Springfield M2.
Sold For: $1,311