The Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor was an excellent military rifle firing self contained cartridges. The first modern rifle of the US Army and a legend among today’s black powder shooters. Today it is considered obsolete because of the black powder loaded cartridge, while it is still capable of accuracy and energy enough for killing any European big game. Here is my story about this iconic part of history and the ballistics performance of its black powder loaded cartridge.
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Well this is my channel and these are my impressions about shooting old and repro blackpowder and cartridge guns. You will find target shooting, hunting, reloading and military history related videos here starring pre 1945 firearms. Since I was a little child I knew I want to be a history teacher. In fact I graduated as one. Later I studied military sciences on university level, and now I am doing my phd in firearms history while I teach military history at the university. That’s my life, my hobby. I hope you’ll enjoy my videos as much I enjoyed making them. Greetings form Hungary, the land of good wines and beautiful women. Oh yes, and please forgive my Hunglish. 😉