EXTREMELY FINE CUSTOM ASSEMBLED WINCHESTER MODEL 1922 BOLT ACTION SNIPER RIFLE
Bbl. 25 13/16″. The Winchester Model 1922 was offered for a very short time. The late LTC. Colonel William Brophy stated in his book “THE 1903 SPRINGFIELD RIFLES ” that there may have been as few as three of these rifles produced. Two styles were made one used a service type stock and one had a custom made sporting style stock. The development of the Model 54 series rifles coupled with the need to purchase the Model 1903 actions from a government arsenal spelled an early end to the Model 1922. This model was advertised only in the September 1922, issue of “Arms and the Man”. Captain Guy H. Emerson used a Type No. 2 Winchester Sniper to win the coveted Wimbledon Cup in the same year. The heavy weight barrel, made from Nickel steel tapers from 1 1/8″ at the receiver to 7/8″ at the muzzle and is marked on the left side, “WINCHESTER” “NICKEL STEEL” and near stock line “.30 GOV’T’06”. Marked on the right side “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./ “NEW HAVEN,CONN.”. The receiver was manufactured in 1923 and has been re-marked with original style markings as well as the “WP” proof. The Lyman “long slide rear sight is graduated to 150 points. It has the early small knobs and the flip-up aperture. The front sight is made from a Browning Automatic Rifle front sight base, marked “W” and has the sight blade fitted in a dovetail. Blade is marked “.045”. The barrel has scope blocks and has a Winchester A-5 telescopic sight The 5 power scope has external adjustments and a crosshair reticle. The bolt has no legible markings but is the correct type. The stock of Black Walnut has a slight schnable forend , two recoil bolts, and a raised cheekpeice. The butt is fitted with a Winchester marked red recoil pad with a black spacer. Grip cap is marked Winchester. Pistol grip has fine cut checkering. 1 1/4″ swivels. Front sling swivel mounts in the sporting type internal barrel band.