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Re: 1884 trapdoor accuracy

Posted by W. J. Liles on Tuesday, 1 December 2009, at 10:46 p.m., in response to Re: 1884 trapdoor accuracy, posted by Bill Cook on Monday, 30 November 2009, at 12:11 p.m.

The Trapdoor Springfield has had to suffer a lot of slings and arrows in its years of existence. It has been called weak yet it is more than strong enough for its cartridge. It has been called inaccurate, but, with the proper load, it is very accurate. It has been called inferior to other contemporary designs such as the redoubtable Rolling Block. I have Trapdoors and Rolling Blocks. The trapdoor has a powerful extractor an ejector and it will close and lock on even a stubborn round in a fouled chamber. The supposedly superior Rolling block's extractor is weak and it does not eject and it has just about zero ability to close on a stubborn case. The more I play with these rifles The more I'm convinced the Trapdoor Springfield is the better blackpowder battle rifle.

Jerry Liles


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