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Re: Very early 1868 Rifle, was '1863 Trapdoor'

Posted by kevin on Wednesday, 16 February 2011, at 7:33 p.m., in response to Re: Very early 1868 Rifle, was '1863 Trapdoor', posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 16 February 2011, at 7:07 p.m.

Ok...its much clearer now. Thanks for all the responses. One last dumb question....whats the ramrod used for? Cleaning??? If these guns use a cartridge...why the need for the rod? Possibly clearing the barrel after a misfire??


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