“Right after the Civil War Springfield Armory made eight (8) single shot 50/70 trapdoor pistols for US Cavalry officers for use in the Indian Wars. These guns were originally cavalry carbines that the factory modified the stocks, barrel, sights, etc and turned them into pistols.”A .50-70 Trapdoor pistol? With that curved grip, I bet that the recoil was interesting.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
They Made All Kinds
The title is a take-off from a blog of almost the same name. It features obscure firearms from the past. Yesterday,they talked about the Springfield Model 1869 pistol. A trapdoor design, quite an oddity.