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H & R 1873 45-70 cavalry carbine for sale

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I am sellling my H & R 1873 Springfield trapdoor cavalry model carbine in 45-70. It looks almost brand new.  I am asking $675 and I pay the shipping.  Irish Pat sass 19486

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Just a thot for anyone contemplating this item.

 

I have an H&R Trapdoor in the Officers Model (long barrel, tang sight) and it is not only a beauty but a great shooter.

 

Do not know about others but I am nervous putting a smokeless powder cartridge , or a black powder one for that matter,  into a century plus old gun.  Nice to know the cartridge is going into a modern-made rifle with better steel and closer tolerances than the originals.  Oh, those old Trapdoors were stronger than people think and were subjected to some rigorous tests ... and held up well ... but the metal in them, even the later models, is now at least 125+ years old.

 

Not an issue , assuming appropriate load data is used, with a modern-made rifle.

 

My 2 cents.

 

Fort Reno Kid

 

 

 

 

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Thanks, Reno, I only shoot 405 grain lead in mine.  It is cool for hunting in primitive cartridge deer season and for cowboy action “Cody-Dixon” matches also

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I recently acquired one of these. Put it through a test in the Tom Horn single shot category at Helldorado this year. It performed beautifully. Very accurate and really fast to load. Ended up even winning that category. A great and fun rifle. 

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I was giving it serious consideration. I have an original 74 trapdoor carbine. Good shooter. I use it in plainsman matches. Kinda thinking I want to try Cody Dixon single shot, but I don’t want to shoot my original that much. Now I’m going to be looking for another H&R trapdoor! 

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Shot mine this morning, quite peppy with 51gs of 2f and a 300g bullet. Most accurate with that bullet was 40gs.

kR

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