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Old May 21st, 2020, 09:25 AM #1
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Local 45/70 government ammo options

Where can I find ammo for a 1871 Springfield Trap Door 45/70 government. Would like light loads. I will reload for it but need some brass etc to get started. I know I can order from Buffalo Arms but would like to shoot it this weekend so local is best. Thanks!
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Old May 21st, 2020, 11:51 AM #2
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Trail boss hand loads... 350gr lead cast, powder coated.


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Old May 21st, 2020, 11:55 AM #3
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I have a handful of 45-70 brass for pickup in Cecil if you have the rest of the components. (probably some trailboss as well. I could part with some berry's .428 350gr plated actually too
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https://www.targetsportsusa.com/fioc...-p-110526.aspx

100 rounds for $100
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Trapdoors made in 1871 were chambered for 50/70/450 (Model 1870) or 50/55/450 (Model 1869 Cadet Rifles).
There was no Model 1871. Do you mean a Model 1873 Springfield in 45/70?
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Iím not a fan of going there, but Walmart carries 45-70. Winchester 300 grain, of my memory serves me right. Itís Perfectly Fine to shoot in a trapdoor.
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Trapdoors made in 1871 were chambered for 50/70/450 (Model 1870) or 50/55/450 (Model 1869 Cadet Rifles).
There was no Model 1871. Do you mean a Model 1873 Springfield in 45/70?
No, officers edition 1871. 100 year commemorative edition by H&R. Found some ammo, thanks Ammo Jon and 85MikeTPI for your help! I am all set for brass, powder and projectiles. Just ordered my dies yesterday..
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No, officers edition 1871. 100 year commemorative edition by H&R. Found some ammo, thanks Ammo Jon and 85MikeTPI for your help! I am all set for brass, powder and projectiles. Just ordered my dies yesterday..
Ahh, I see. An H&R repro.
H&R took a little liberty with history because there was no production 1871 Springfield Trapdoor in 45/70. The 45/70 was introduced with the Model 1873, but I will let actual history rest.
The H&Rs are nice rifles.
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Ahh, I see. An H&R repro.
H&R took a little liberty with history because there was no production 1871 Springfield Trapdoor in 45/70. The 45/70 was introduced with the Model 1873, but I will let actual history rest.
The H&Rs are nice rifles.
I stand corrected after looking at the rifle closer, you are correct. Itís an 1873. The humble pie was filling. Lol. Thanks for the history lesson...
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I stand corrected after looking at the rifle closer, you are correct. Itís an 1873. The humble pie was filling. Lol. Thanks for the history lesson...
Did you get that one from a member on here? I sold one like it years ago and he refinished it , it looked great after the refinish.
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