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1881 'trap-door' forager

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:18 pm
by butlersrangers
There is a nice video today on "Forgotten Weapons", showing an original 20 gauge "Forager Shotgun", that Springfield Armory built from 1881-1884, using 'bored-out' .50-70 barrels on adapted model 1873 stock & action.

Nice way to combat boredom and supplement rations at frontier posts by encouraging troops to do some Hunting and reload Brass shot-shells.

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Re: 1881 'trap-door' forager

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:58 pm
by butlersrangers
There is another good video today, on "Forgotten Weapons", covering the model 1899 Remington-Lee in .30 U.S.A. (.30-40).