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1873 Trapdoor Springfield Experts..Help Please!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by skidooman603, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. skidooman603

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    A quick question on a trap door I recently recieved...Does this barrel-muzzle portion of this rifle look correct?
    Thanks Gents...

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  2. JT-AR-MG42

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    I would have been expecting to see a radiused crown myself.

    Don't know your model or year, but the barrel looks to have been shortened an inch or less, at least to me.

    Probably uneven rifling wear from cleaning rods.

    What is the exact length measured with a dowel down the tube?

    I have been wrong before and expect to be again,

    JT
     
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  3. skidooman603

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    Those were exactly my concerns but in the Trap Door world I am certainly no expert..Thanks for the reply Want to talk about some pretty wood...

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  4. StrawHat

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    All barrels on Trapdoors have a muzzle diameter of .730 so if yours does not measure that number it has been altered.

    The distance from the front of the front sight base to the face of the muzzle should be 1.24". If different, the barrel has been altered.

    All the barrels were crowned and the radius of the crown is .024".

    The inspectors cartouceh and the firing proof cartouche are both common and correct for the Trapdoor. The Detroit Commerce touch mark is new to me. I suggest you get in touch with Al Frasca and see what he can tell you about that one.

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  5. skidooman603

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    Thanks Straw...NE Ohio eh? Anywhere by my favorite town of Port Clinton? Perry is the Mecca...It is as I suspected...front sight base to muzzle=.75 in
    Interesting bit on the "Detroit Dept of Commerce" stamp. The rifle was picked up by a Detroit City Cop somehow. It was rumored to have been used in the early years of the auto industry to guard $$$ on the way to the bank. Remember the days before e-transfer and Credit Cards? Ha Ha
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    The bore appears to be decent so with a clean muzzle, I would expect it to shoot well. Have you shot it yet? I prefer blackpowder and soft lead, just like the Armory specified. I am happy with 3 MOA but many guys are getting better. I just prefer hunting accuracy so do not try to make it into rocket science.
     
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    I was actually thinking of putting her on the sale block. I'm up to my earballs in mil-surps
     
  8. ball3006

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    Nice cartouches on your rifle. It looks like the barrel has been shortened a bit. chris3
     
  9. skidooman603

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    Yep she lost .5 in somewhere in the journey...
     
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