My Trapdoor Carbine

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by string1946, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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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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  2. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Now Thats Nice !....................
     

  3. samnev

    samnev New Member

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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,
     
  4. blitzen25cat

    blitzen25cat New Member

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    I load for my 45/70 trapdoor using a 405gr fn over 12grs. of Trail Boss. Regards Dick.
     
  5. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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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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  7. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.