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Old 04-18-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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I finially got my 1873 Trapdoor Carbine back today and I am very pleased with the outcome. I'm not the best at taking pictures but here are some before and after shots. I need to come up with a black powder load for a 400 gr cast lead bullet.

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Old 04-18-2014, 11:45 PM   #2
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Now Thats Nice !....................

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With a 400 grain projo the carbines kick quite hard. I have had better results with projos in the 300-350 range,
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I load for my 45/70 trapdoor using a 405gr fn over 12grs. of Trail Boss. Regards Dick.
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67 grains of bp under a 405 grain LRN. A lot of carbines were made from cut down rifles. The rear sight should have a C stamped on it and look for a filled cleaning rod hole in the forend tip. If that's not there there may be a seam under the barrel band where the rifle tip was replaced with a real carbine tip. If those check out it's most likely a genuine carbine.
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That looks really nice. I've been reading up on the Springfield Trapdoor and you've got quite a rifle!

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She didn't look bad for her age before you got the work done, but she is absolutely stunning now String.

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