Traditional Muzzleloading Forum

lock and trigger
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1267 Mon February 25, 2013
Looking for: I am looking for a lock and trigger for an 1889 Springfield rifle that has been converted from cartridge to percussion. Must be for a right-handed rifle.

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Registered: February 2013

36 Cal.

Registered: May 2007
Posts: 88
Comment Date: Fri October 10, 2014

What kind of gun are you talking about??
Were they still making trapdoore??
I did not know Springfield was still making percussion arms in 1889???
I would like to help and have lots of parts and plunder, etc, but not familiar with what you could be talking about??
58 Cal.

Registered: May 2005
Posts: 2058
Comment Date: Sat November 14, 2015

I could not help noticing this ad. Back in the 1960's Numrich Arms made a drop-in conversion kit for the trap door rifles. It consisted of a .45 caliber percussion barrel with bolster and nipple. The barrel fit exactly in the trap door stock. It also included an (original if I recall) 1864 percussion hammer. There were a lot of those original hammers back then. The barrel even had the percussion sights installed. So you could use the gun in either percussion or cartridge mode by just changing out the barrels and hammers.


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