1884 Springfield

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by centexshooter, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. centexshooter

    centexshooter Active Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    Hays County
    I've inherited the 1884 Trapdoor Springfield rifle that my Great Grandfather carried in the Spanish-American war. It's not particularly pretty but seems to be in very good mechanical condition.

    My Great Uncle who passed it on says it's definitely shootable and he has done so.

    Any suggestions as to what ammo to try it out with?

  2. TdDude

    TdDude Member

    Sep 24, 2008
    When you take that Mauser to Hill Country Rifles, let them look at this one as well.

    that would be my move.
  3. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Yeah, have it looked over for corrosion. Just because it was shot years and years ago, doesn't mean it hasn't corroded to hell from the left over residue from said shooting.

    You gotta be careful with the ammo you put in that thing too. Modern stuff is hotcakes compared to most loadings back in the 1950s, much less the 1880s.

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