+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Need help understanding M1922 M2 opportunity

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Member ctbea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Last On
    07-03-2018 @ 12:15 PM
    Location
    ledyard,ct
    Posts
    5
    Local Date
    12-13-2018
    Local Time
    05:05 PM

    Need help understanding M1922 M2 opportunity

    I'm looking at a M1922 opportunity but not sure what I haave or what a fair price offer would be.
    The receiver which has a nice polished but grey/plum tint, is marked U.S./SPRINGFIELD/ARMORY/CAL. .22 M2/11041. There is a spmped "6" on the lug extension. The left bolt channel is a darker blue which I take to mean this receiver has been reblued (perhaps poorly by it appearance). The rear sight is not marked Lyman but has a peep bullseye with a running deer.

    The bolts front section is marked M2 and C 3998. The bolt handle flat is marked NS/M2. The bolt is in the white and is electropenciled front and rear with 19036, a mismatch. The bolt has adjustable headspacing.

    The stock is in excellent condition with a checkered blued buttplate with no access door. There are no rebuild markings on the stock and no proof "P" (don't know if that was common for M2s). The stock has a shallow grip extension and finger grooves.

    The barrel has a few blued corrosion pits and is a finish suggesting to me that its been polished a reblued. I understand all original M2s were parkerized. The mfg date on the barrel is SA/(arm bmb)/12-41. A Lyman hooded "peep style" front sight cover has been added. Strangely, near the receiver and on the left side of the barrel is "long rofle/cart'ge only" except it appears to be stamped upside down (i.e. reads in same direction as the marking on the receiver).

    Other markings include the no. "55" stamped on the flat of the safety flat...poorly done. The magazine is marked M2 but I had to pry it out of the mag well with my third hand while using the other two to press the danged ejection button.

    That's about all I can describe. I would appreciate any explanation of what the anomalies might mean and a fair offer to make for it. Based on what I've read, this may be a simple parts build-up rifle and not a great example for a collection??

    Thanks for any help. Darryl

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    No Drill-Tap scope mounts for Mosin Nagant, Mauser K98K, Yugo M48, Swedish M96 and M38, Swiss K31, K11, 1911 and more! Bringing mil-surplus rifles to modern standard without damaging historical values! We specialise in military utensils and artefacts such as helmets, daggers, medals and badges, etc.  The on-line store is intended for personal browsing and searching of collecting objects. All items are provided historical value only and can be used for home collection or other purposes except of fascism, Nazism or other extremism manifestation or its propaganda. LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles We pride ourselves on being the new lowest price listing service, and the simplest to use. If you need to buy or sell collectible firearms or any firearm in your legal possession, then this is the place for you. If you’re a big collector clearing house, or other seller that could benefit from a Premium seller account, then we can also support you here at Armory.Auctions LLC. Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  3. #2
    Really Senior Member m1903rifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    Today @ 09:02 AM
    Location
    Knoxville,TN
    Age
    74
    Posts
    239
    Local Date
    12-13-2018
    Local Time
    04:05 PM
    Pictures will be necessary to properly evaluate the M2. Many of them were blued by the civilian owners and the value is less than a rifle with original finish.

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #3
    Really Senior Member Herschel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    Today @ 03:02 PM
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    205
    Local Date
    12-13-2018
    Local Time
    05:05 PM
    ctbea



    Check your email.

  6. #4
    Member reddogrun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Last On
    Today @ 04:37 PM
    Location
    media,pa
    Posts
    7
    Local Date
    12-13-2018
    Local Time
    04:05 PM
    Darryl
    I wouldn't assume this rifle is only a parts gun.
    The description does provide enough information to confirm the Model M2 standard features
    Don't know about some of the markings ,and the P may not appear on all stocks. The rifle was parkerized , not blued. which explains the gray
    However, you should confirm that the rifle is safe and will function as designed.
    NOT good is the issue with the magazine.
    Doesn't seem to be on the top of the list for a collector , but it could very well be a great shooter and fun to own.

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Not understanding the price on this one - 9 Bids $2500
    By Mark in Rochester in forum Commercial Auction and Sale "Gossip"
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-04-2017, 06:39 AM
  2. Seeking your assistance in understanding No 4 Mk 1/2 Inspection Markings
    By 22SqnRAE in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-18-2017, 06:18 AM
  3. Not quite understanding modern outrage
    By Bob Womack in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 06-04-2016, 10:14 AM
  4. Help Understanding BSA No.4 MK I* (T), Please
    By martin08 in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-14-2015, 05:35 PM
  5. Need some help understanding 98k markings...
    By Bert in forum Mauser Rifles
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-01-2010, 09:39 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts