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Info. needed

Posted by J.D.Skaggs on Wednesday, 18 November 2009, at 8:38 a.m.

I am new to trap door's In 2001 I was given what I thought was a black powder gun but after checking it I found the breach opened and upto 2 monthes ago I had never heard of a trap door.It is a US Springfield US Model 1878 or 1873 the last 8 under high mag.does not look like the 1st 8 The Ser.# is 50916 Also it has a brass button with the #12 stamped in it behind the hammer.also what is the caliber,what type of shell does it that and are they still availble?Any info would be be helpful.


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