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Springfield Trapdoors

Springfield Trapdoors

At the end of the Civil War (1865), the War Department needed to replace the muzzle-loading muskets with metallic cartridge rifles. Between 1865 and 1866, the first converted muzzle-loading Springfields were made by Allin. In 1868, the first "Trapdoor Rifle" was built. It was further modified in 1870, and three years later the .45/70 caliber was produced. Over the next 20 years, different versions were introduced, including a smooth barrel for cadets, Target models, and the Officer's models.

Pedersoli's Officer model is equipped with a single set trigger, adjustable front and rear sights, a Creedmore sight adjustable for windage and elevation, blued round barrel, checkered walnut butt-stock and forend, casehardened frame, steel forend cap.

Pedersoli's Trapdoor Carbine model features a blued round barrel, casehardened frame, single set trigger, saddle ring, and oil finished walnut butt-stock and forend.

CALIBER: 45/70   GROOVES: Officer: 6 - Carbine: 3   TWIST: Officer: 1:18 - Carbine: 1:22   BARREL LENGTH: Officer: 26" - Carbine: 22"   OAL: Officer: 45 5/16" - Carbine: 41 5/16"   WEIGHT: Officer: 8 LBS. - Carbine:  7 LBS.