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Gun Show Find

Post by Kirk Stovall » Thu May 20, 2021 9:46 am

I found a nice original 1873 Trapdoor Carbine MFG in 1874 at a show recently. The guy didn't know what he had. I was going to resell it, but MLV talked me out of doing that...

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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by Woody » Thu May 20, 2021 9:54 am

Nice carbine. I do think it's a little overkill on the ground squirrel though.

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(I have shot them with my 45-90. Some can be tough little fellows.)

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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by alfajim » Thu May 20, 2021 10:08 am

Kirk, very nice original carbine. Go over to jouster2.com under the trapdoor section and request a srs check on the serial number to see if there is any history on it. Post some pictures and Dick Hosmer will critque it as all being correct.

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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by mdeland » Thu May 20, 2021 4:45 pm

What rear sight is that on the Carbine? I see it also has a different trigger than the Cadet . Nice gun, whats the bore like ?

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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by Kirk Stovall » Thu May 20, 2021 4:53 pm

mdeland wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 4:45 pm
What rear sight is that on the Carbine? I see it also has a different trigger than the Cadet . Nice gun, whats the bore like ?
That is the correct sight for the easily carbine and the bore is bright, shoots great.
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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by mdeland » Thu May 20, 2021 5:27 pm

Never doubted that all is original , I'm wanting to learn about trapdoor models and was wondering if that is the "Bull" sight mentioned on the trapdoor thread?

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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by Lumpy Grits » Fri May 21, 2021 7:30 am

Great find Kirk :!:
You should buy some lotto tickets with your luck. :lol:
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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by Kirk Stovall » Fri May 21, 2021 8:18 am

alfajim wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 10:08 am
Kirk, very nice original carbine. Go over to jouster2.com under the trapdoor section and request a srs check on the serial number to see if there is any history on it. Post some pictures and Dick Hosmer will critque it as all being correct.

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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by kenny sd » Fri May 21, 2021 9:07 am

You're lucky. I've stopped going to gun shows in Florida. 40 tables of semi auto pistols, three tables of ED drugs.
2 tables of t shirts. and way in the back, one antique gun priced at 400% over the true value.

$9 to get in, and not worth the price....
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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by alfajim » Fri May 21, 2021 9:15 am

mdeland wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 5:27 pm
Never doubted that all is original , I'm wanting to learn about trapdoor models and was wondering if that is the "Bull" sight mentioned on the trapdoor thread?
Mike no it's not, the Bull is a modified 1879 buckhorn type four sight. The sight blade pivot pin has been replaced with what looks like a windage adjustment screw from the Buffington sight. Tom would have better info on that. :roll:

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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by Kirk Stovall » Fri May 21, 2021 11:23 am

alfajim wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 10:08 am
Kirk, very nice original carbine. Go over to jouster2.com under the trapdoor section and request a srs check on the serial number to see if there is any history on it. Post some pictures and Dick Hosmer will critque it as all being correct.

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I got accepted there and posted some pictures, now I will wait and see what happens,

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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by MLV » Fri May 21, 2021 11:32 am

Hey Woody, good on ya for getting that LP08. Did it come with the drum loading tool? I’m not even going to say what I had to pay for a drum loading tool!
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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by Woody » Fri May 21, 2021 2:03 pm

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Mike, The drum and loading tool is one of the modern repros I had backordered for a while. It came the week before I finally found the LP08. Karma.

I had also just loaded 1K rounds of 9 mm two weeks before the acquisition.

I bought a lottery ticket and won $6.00 Wednesday. I've reinvested that. You never know. :wink:

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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by MLV » Fri May 21, 2021 3:52 pm

Woody, you are lucky. The repo drum magazine would not even go in my pistol’s magazine well. Nice outfit you got.
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Re: Gun Show Find

Post by Woody » Fri May 21, 2021 5:17 pm

This one fit fine, but my light reloads initially would not function it. After a box of Winchester white box, it seemed to loosen up. Today, I fired two full drums through it. The first fired all 32 rounds without an issue. The second jammed on round 26. I cleared the jam and finished the mag. I think I need to up the pressure just slightly to get reliable functioning. I'm impressed with the accuracy. I was able to hit a man size silhouette at 200 yards with about 50% of the rounds.

Kirk,

I too like those Springfield carbines. I only have one currently, but have had two previously. My current one will reliably hit pigs and turkeys on the silhouette range, but I couldn't hit a ram. The shortened sight radius just would not let zero in on them. I would not feel under-gunned in the hunting feld though.

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