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Re: 1884 trapdoor accuracy

Posted by Ken Smith on Sunday, 29 November 2009, at 8:07 p.m., in response to Re: 1884 trapdoor accuracy, posted by Steve Applegate on Monday, 23 November 2009, at 9:29 a.m.

Hi Steve, I know what you mean about the "key holing". I once had an early carbine and had never fired it until I got my 1884 rifle and started loading black powder ammo as per Spence Wolf's advice. The rifle shot beautifully. The carbine was so-so. The bore showed some semblance of rifling once in a while. I never could get it cleaned good, it was just in too bad of shape to ever stabilize a bullet. Once in a while one would hit point foremost. I quit shooting it, and eventually traded it off. I did experience what a cavalry trooper did when an infantryman slipped rifle cartridges in with carbine cartridges. Does rattle your teeth! Hope you can get her to shoot. Have fun Regards, Ken


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