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Old 08-04-2022, 10:13 AM
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Springfield Model 1922MII
Springfield Model 1922MII s/n 5396 barrel date 10/31
Bolt is marked 'NS' and 'M2',
Grasping groove stock.
Any information would help me with this M1922
Manufacture date of receiver.
Barrel replaced when updated to MII?
Reblued when updated ?

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Old 08-04-2022, 01:24 PM
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Does the receiver have “MII” or “M2” on it? If it has “MII” then is there a letter after the serial number?
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Old 08-04-2022, 01:42 PM
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Also, check this thread out regarding the stock:

https://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=264970
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Old 08-04-2022, 02:46 PM
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Does the receiver have “MII” or “M2” on it? If it has “MII” then is there a letter after the serial number?
The receiver is marked MII with no letter after the serial number.
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Old 08-04-2022, 03:34 PM
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From the info provided, SN 5396 began life as a Model of 1922 MI issue rifle in F/Y 1926. Originally it probably had a 4-26 dated barrel, but it was rebarreled sometime after 10/31. Whether it was refinished at that time is hard to say without see the rifle. Is the bolt channel inside the receiver finished or bare metal? If finished is it blued or parkerized.

Later, after 1935, the rifle was upgraded to M2 configuration with a new M2 bolt and magazine. The new bolt would also have the rifle's serial number etched on the bottom with half the number on the bolt handle portion and half on the bolt head portion. At that time a second "I" was added to the MI text on the receiver ring. A "B" suffix should have been added to the serial number, but it is not unusual for the suffix to be missing. In addition, upgraded/refurbished rifles might have a "T" stamped on the barrel just in front of the receiver. The stock may also have a rebuild cartouche on the left side of the butt and a Circle P on the front of the pistol grip.

If you provide pictures of the rifle, more information can likely be provided.

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Old 08-04-2022, 05:09 PM
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From the info provided, SN 5396 began life as a Model of 1922 MI issue rifle in F/Y 1926. Originally it probably had a 4-26 dated barrel, but it was rebarreled sometime after 10/31. Whether it was refinished at that time is hard to say without see the rifle. Is the bolt channel inside the receiver finished or bare metal? If finished is it blued or parkerized.

Later, after 1935, the rifle was upgraded to M2 configuration with a new M2 bolt and magazine. The new bolt would also have the rifle's serial number etched on the bottom with half the number on the bolt handle portion and half on the bolt head portion. At that time a second "I" was added to the MI texton the receiver ring. A "B" suffix should have been added to the serial number, but it is not unusual for the suffix to be missing. In addition, upgraded/refurbished rifles might have a "T" stamped on the barrel just in front of the receiver. The stock may also have a rebuild cartouche on the left side of the butt and a Circle P on the front of the pistol grip.

If you provide pictures of the rifle, more information can likely be provided.

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https://imgur.com/On914RV
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https://imgur.com/7nil0xB
https://imgur.com/PHw3BTW
https://imgur.com/oR44QlC

Thanks for the great information.
Attached are image links.

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Old 08-05-2022, 08:36 AM
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The rifle is still in an MI issue stock. The butt plate, however, is not correct. It should have course checkering, 20 lpi, with no trapdoor.

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