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    Springfield Sporter

    This is the first time I have seen this site and I hope that the following will be of some interest.
    I own a 1922 Springfield cal.22 Sporter ser 570 -dated 6-22 with the NRA stock and "browned" with Lyman sights and Scope blocks.
    This rifle is also checkered and based on my discussions with the current Curator , He informed me that the Armory did not checker the stock ,but routinely sent them to Gun Smiths such as Griffin & Howe.
    I also own an almost exact copy in .30 cal. made in 1929.
    The 30.cal Sporters NRA stock seem to be more available.
    Apparently most Armory Sporters had more work done on them than just checkering such as check pieces, replacing the stock, butt plate.

    I look forward to any information or comments concerning these Rifles.

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    We'd love to see this one and yours too if you could manage pics. That will give far more fuel to the collectors here although the description will be a good start.
    Regards, Jim

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    I would say that the vast majority of the roughly 5,000 NRA Sporters came in the unmodified configuration, e.g. uncheckered NRA stock. It common to find the NRA sporters with varying quality checkering done as aftermarket work by gunsmiths. Some were fancied up for presentation to winners of the National Matches. In general, collectors prefer he NRA Sporters in the original, as sold, configuration but I have some in my collection with nicely checkered stocks that I am proud to own. The 1922, aka NRA stocks for he 1922 series rifles are much more common the original 1903 NRA Sporter stocks. Many 1903 rifles will be seen in NRA stocks that were made for the .22 Springfield rifles. They are easy to recognize as they lack the two reinforcing crossbolts in the stocks for the .30 cal rifles.. Your rifles are of much interest to me as I collect the 1922 series and NRA Sporters. I would appreciate seeing photos of them.

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    I just joined .
    I simply dont know how to attached photo
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    Note I also have a Springfield HofferThompson cal 22
    Really cool.

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    sporter attachment

    OK
    I think this old dog found the bone
    I trust the attachments will be available for review
    Rudy
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    Nice old rifles. I love to look at the older Springfields, they look like artwork.
    Regards, Jim

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    I lost the message from Hersall concerning information I trust he can re send
    Thanks

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    Here is some information on the M1903 NRA Sporting Type as excerpted from the American Rifleman for January 1930
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    Many pundents of the day (Townsend Whelen and Ed Crossman) suggested that the rifle be sent to one of the custom builders ( such as Stoger, G& H or Sedgley) to have it reworked into a more suitable hunting rifle. Below is an ad from Stoger from the April 1929 issue of the American Rifleman. As an alternative, one could purchase through the DCM the required parts to assemble a NRA Sporter barreled action for ~ $28 and have it shipped for a complete remake. The Lyman 48 would cost an additional $10. (Probably not the best bargain for the entire assembled rifle cost ~$40) Scope sights had not gained general usage at that time. I do not know how they would be listed in the SRS data. It should be apparent that some Sporters were never assembled at the armory. I do not know how these would fit into the collector field. There were a number of smaller independent gunsmiths that would undertake the same task, Bob Owns ,etx.
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