Commensurate with this was the development of the .45-70 Gov’t cartridge, a gun and ammunition combination literally made for each other.
Due to the carbine’s lighter weight and shorter barrel, reduced-load cartridges containing 55 grains of blackpowder were issued for it.
That fall I got my first hunting license, and that M2 became my favorite squirrel hunting rifle.
In the late 1970s, after my dad had retired and was selling off many of his rifles, I purchased this Springfield from him, along with the original sales papers and spare parts he had acquired over the years.
He ordered a serviceable rifle, taking his chances on what he would receive.
government Director of Civilian Marksmanship gun purchasing program, my father bought a Model 1922 M2 .22 caliber Springfield bolt action.
The Springfield name was discontinued in 1948, so it is older than that.
I can't find a firm date of when it was first used, but I suspect the late 1920's or early 1930's.
It soon proved very accurate and became a family favorite for plinking.
This answer is assuming that your Springfield is NOT a military style rifle from Springfield Inc/Springfield Armory or the US Government Armory in Springfield Mass.
I don't think there would be any single shot .22's from either, so I am probably making a correct assumption.
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