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Re: Schematic for 1884 Trapdoor

Posted by Fred on Wednesday, 18 May 2011, at 8:56 a.m., in response to Re: Schematic for 1884 Trapdoor, posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 17 May 2011, at 10:40 p.m.

Dick is right. It isn't Rocket Science. Not like field stripping a Ma-deuce receiver. Just take a look at what you have to do each step and start doing it. Before you remove the barreled action from the stock, it's important to take the tension off of the receiver first by just giving the lock plate retaining scres a slight turn to loosen thewm a bit. That keeps the wood from pinching the receiver so tight that you might pull a little wood up along with the tang. Likewise, before you ever remove the lock plate, it's a good idea to first loosen the tang screw a tiny bit just to keep the wood from binding the edges of the lock plate mortise. After that, it's extremely obvious at what you have to do to remove the receiver. If you're intelligent, and I'm certain that you are, you can figure it all out. Just reverse the process when assembling it. For your information, the breech blocks were not blued as far as I know, they were darkened with oil quenching or color case hardened with water quenching. Both of these wear with honest use and exposure to the sun and elements.


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