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Old July 7, 2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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M66 Trapdoor Shoots

I finally got to take the 2nd Allin M1866 Trapdoor to the range today. I added a repro rod and sling for the occasion. I had to knock the empties out with a range rod, but it works! After all the effort and money it works!
Doc the front sight is just right for the load I was using. The first low shot was just to see exactly where it was hitting.
The target was at 50 yards. I hit the 100 yard gong 3 times in 5 shots. Not bad for a 147 year old rifle.

TK


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Old July 7, 2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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Shoots good, but isn't that an Enfield cleaning rod? I better do some research to find out what sort of cleaning rods the Trapdoor had.
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Old July 7, 2013, 10:39 PM   #3
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Yeah that's an Enfield rod.
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Old July 8, 2013, 04:50 AM   #4
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Prolly not much of a consideration but...

If you have to do much of that knocking the case loose... You might want to take along a wooden dowel rod.
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Old July 8, 2013, 08:37 AM   #5
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As far as I know the rod is a correct reproduction for the early Trapdoors. It looked the same as the pictures I saw. It doesn't really matter.

I take a fiberglass rod to the range for cleaning and such.

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Old July 8, 2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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As far as I know the rod is a correct reproduction for the early Trapdoors. It looked the same as the pictures I saw.
Yep, just looked them up. It is correct for the 1866. It is the same style as the Enfield rod tho.
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