My dad has an 1866 trapdoor Springfield that he wants to shoot. The gun is a 50-70.
Does anyone out there reload for this? I would appreciate any guidance on where the best place is to get dies, casings, and bullet molds relevant to this cartridge.
Any other pertinent information would be appreciated.
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August 26, 2003, 03:24 PM
Have you tried Dixie Gun Works? They have quite a bit of black powder acoutrements! A web search should bring up their site.
August 27, 2003, 10:58 AM
Yes, I have. But I have not been able to find what I need on their site. Perhaps I do not know all its intricacies. I will keep trying.
Thanks very much.
August 27, 2003, 12:15 PM
Slick you can by the brass from Midway, and Lyman makes an appropriate mould (I can't remeber the mould #). I have used Accurate XMP5744 powder and goex 2Fg as well as pyrodex. I have a 2nd model Allin conversion as well as a Remington Rolling block and shoot them fairly often.
August 27, 2003, 12:16 PM
I forgot to add that you can get dies from RCBS, and Lyman both of which are available from Midway.
August 28, 2003, 10:30 AM
is the best source of supplies for BPCR.
Brass, dies, even bullets.
If you or Dad don't already cast bullets, they sell bullets cast from 20:1 lead:tin and lubricated with SPG black powder lube. If he only wants to fire it on "ceremonial occasions" that will be a lot less expensive than tooling up to cast from scratch.
August 28, 2003, 11:19 AM
Thanks for the information from everyone. I'm working on it, and will eventually announce results.
August 31, 2003, 04:04 PM
Slick-- in case you have not been to these sites, you will find them usefull: