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PostSubject: Converted 1830 Trapdoor musket   Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:06 pm

Sorry if you've seen this youtube clip already. Apparently used by theColonials.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBkhn1gpi8w
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PostSubject: Re: Converted 1830 Trapdoor musket   Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:21 pm

Tasker.

Most entertaining.

Best taken with a great big dollop of wishful thinking . Its a complete bista with a Mk1 Snider "style" action.

The back-lock action is very reminiscent of a P1868 Albini Breadlin, however the trap door is Snider pattern, most closest is an Austrian Werndl. take your pick.
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