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Pedersoli 1873 Trapdoor Springfield .45-70

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Looking, handling, and feeling just like an original Trapdoor 1873 rifle, the Pedersoli performed well too. It lacked nothing for being a fine reproduction of the real thing. Our sample shot well, making thisinto as fine a Trapdoor as anyone could want. Don't use hot loads in these actions!

Pedersoli 1873 Trapdoor Springfield .45-70

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Pedersoli did a fine job of duplicating the original trigger guard contours, not a small task. The action innards were also nice. On this version, the breech block was color-case hardened, the remainder a rich blue.
Those two screws let you take off the lock work for inspection/cleaning. We recommend adding some protective finish to the wood in the lock mortise. The swivel on the trigger guard is just like originals.

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