My Grandfather bought a Trapdoor from Bannerman's, for $7.50 before coming to Wyoming to homestead before the turn of the last century. He put the rifle out in the barn where it remained unattended for 47 years until I found it when the Grandparents abandoned the homestead and moved to town. I was 4 years old and even then I knew it was in sad shape. My Dad put the rifle away in a closet for safe keeping. I found it again when my folks moved from the ranch to town and I moved back into the house where I grew up. I found an unfired barrel and restocked it and it became my favorite hunting rifle.. It has downed, Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, and I have no idea how many varmints. Many will cry "sacrilege and hang him", but when I got it the stock was rotten and the barrel was full of rust. This is as close as I will ever get to the Officer's Model Trapdoor.