50/70 Springfield conversion

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50/70 Springfield conversion

Postby joseyclosey » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:23 pm

Had a good day's shooting at Catterick yesterday, after heavy rain in the morning the sun came out after dinner and i gave my P14 a airing.

Later in the day i got the chance of shooting my pals 50/70 Trapdoor, and myself, being by no stretch of the imagination a Billy Dixon shot, was quite pleased to be getting most of my shots onto the 100yd nra target at 50m. :D

I didn't get any details of the load but i did notice the heavier boollit's seemed the more accurate.

A few pics from the day ......












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Re: 50/70 Springfield conversion

Postby Dave 101 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:22 pm

They say smoking is bad for your health but its not bad for a bit of enjoyment like that .
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Re: 50/70 Springfield conversion

Postby Dutch Mosin » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:25 pm

Now that is a fantastic rifle.
I want one !!!!!!!!

Great pictures Joe.
Thanks.

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Re: 50/70 Springfield conversion

Postby deadin » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:50 am

Nice rifle!!
I've found that those 50/70's kick like a mule.. :shock:

As an aside, that is not a "conversion". I t appears to be a Model 1868 which was originally made as a cartridge gun and not from a surplus musket.
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Re: 50/70 Springfield conversion

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:58 pm

I missed this popst Joe, probably because of the Italy Holiday.
Looks an outstanding piece of history and that smoke - it's a weeks fix!!
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