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    Not sure which variant of the M1922 this is...

    Hello everyone. Glad to find this forum. I like military .22 training rifles (among many other things), and have a few in my collection. I've only seen 4 M1922s 'in the wild' in my life (at gun shops)… a collector transferred two through my gun shop years ago and I bought one off of him, a pristine M1922 M2 with a '37 barrel date and two mags (5- and 10-round) plus a single shot adapter. I've seen one beat-up M1922 at a gun shop years ago... and happened to run into this one yesterday and bought it. I believe this is an original M1922 NRA rifle. It has the original magazine that protrudes from the floorplate, but it doesn't have the dual firing pin bolt... but the bolt is in the original M1922 configuration. The forend is lightly and finely checkered, and it's not a grooved stock. The bore is pristine and the metal is at least 90%. It has a 3-digit serial number.

    Am I right about the model? The front sight and bolt face are what confuses me.
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    You have a M1922 rifle with a M1922 M1icon bolt.

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    Thanks for your reply. Do you think the scope mount holes in the front receiver ring are Armory-done? There's another set on barrel about 1.5" behind the front barrel band. With the stock and buttplate, was this a rifle built for DCM/civilian sales?

    Anyone want to venture what the value might be? I paid well under $1K for it, that's why I had to buy it... I need another rifle like I need another belly button, but it seemed like too good of a deal to pass up. I had found a Winchester 67A in pristine condition for well under $200, was getting ready to leave with it, and happened to glance over and see this peeking from the end of the rack. As I said, I've only seen four of these 'in the wild' in my almost 60 years, and now I've bought two of them.

    Anyone else like military .22 trainers? I have a High Wall Winder musket take-down in .22 Short as well as my other M2 and an Australianicon SMLE .22 trainer that was effectively unfired/NIB when I bought it in the '90s (and I haven't fired it). I had read about these as a boy, with folks like Townsend Whelen converting the M1922s to .22 Hornet and I always thought I'd love to have such a rifle, but don't think I could stand converting one today... I have enough Hornets now anyway. I also have several Win 52s (pre-A, A, C, as well as one of the USRAC/Winchester sporter repros), along with a Kimber 82 Government Target. I think I have spent much of my adult years buying the firearms that I lusted after as a boy... now I need to find the time to go out and enjoy them.

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