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Looking to build a Springfield 1922 M2 sporter, seeking pics of yours for inspiration and ideas for my build.
 
Posts: 217 | Location: Indiana | Registered: 22 November 2015Reply With Quote
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Just sold mine.
 
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"Building a sporter", has a very bad image for me if it involves altering an original condition military small arm. These days, that means converting a valuable collectors item to scrap.
Maybe you mean something else though.
 
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The rifle I have has already been sporterized, just looking to improve upon what's already been done. I am not altering an original rifle, I fully understand their value.
 
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I would restore it back to original military configuration. If it has not been butchered up too badly.
 
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I have one but can't post pictures here. if someone sends me a # I can send a message with a pict to post.
 
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pictures sent. my rifle was already cut and drilled when I got it so was perfect to build custom.
 
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"Building a sporter", has a very bad image for me if it involves altering an original condition military small arm. These days, that means converting a valuable collectors item to scrap.
Maybe you mean something else though.


This is the dilemna I’m dealing with right now, but with Enfields. All the Enfields I’ve acquired so far have been bubba’d; I actively seek these out, so I can build them to the spec I want with a clear conscience, since I’m not defacing a military artifact.

My soon-to-be latest acquisition(s) now present a problem. I’m waiting to take delivery of a matched pair, one P-14 and one M1917. They were represented as “sporterized”, which, with Enfields, usually involves a Home Depot DIY gunsmithing kit: a saw, a sanding block, and an angle grinder. But only when I received a couple of photos preceding the delivery of the rifles did I see they were not irretrievably bubba’d. The stocks had been given the usual, handguards and bands discarded, forend rounded with a sander, but the metalwork is 100% intact. The barrels are full-length with military sights, the rear mule-ears untouched with flip-up sights still working, dogleg bolt handles, everything. These rifles are completely restorable, if the stocks and fittings were replaced.

My dilemma is this: I’m not interested in restoring them myself, I’m really after them as the bases of projects. I’d happily trade one or both for equivalent Enfields that are unrestorable, but no one up here seems to be terribly interested. Our market in Canada is much smaller than yours, but sending rifles back and forth across the border is virtually impossible, or at least prohibitively expensive. So I’m stuck between a rock and an angle grinder. Don’t want to ruin them, can’t find someone else who doesn’t. Having a bit of conscience is terribly inconvenient sometimes!
 
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Ive got several. If someone can post it I can email them a pic.

John
 
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Lets try this.
 
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Sharp looking rifle GasGunner!
 
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Sharp looking rifle GasGunner!


Looks like a G&H stock with Hensoldt scope in a Tilden mount.

Very nice!
 
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That's a M-1 , a early sporter and well worth putting back to original . You can find the rear bolt handle ( bolt is 2parts frt and rear ) for about $35 , stocks come up occasionally around $100-150 and your barrel could probably be rescued.
 
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What's wrong with leaving a beautiful sporter like that be, I don't understand the fetish for returning these rifles to military configuration.
 
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i'd have it!


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A 1922 sporter built by a talented gunsmith is much more interesting and collectible than an original 1922. The same goes for a 1903.
 
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My thought exactly, I have had '03s and currently have a 1922. At one time I even had a Griffin & Howe sporterized 1922.
 
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One of the best looking rifles that Sam Marino built was based on a like new 1922. Some one in the Beaumont, Texas area became the proud owner. The 1922 is not as accurate as the early Remington 40x repeater, The 1922 does make a beautiful custom rifle.
 
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I have made my current 1922 Sporter a blind magazine by shortening the magazine and retainer and installing a 1903 floorplate. Much more attractive than the military magazine protruding from the bottom, thinking of filling in the opening in the bottom of the receiver and making it a single shot.
 
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