To quote, in part, "Fortyfive70" who posted yesterday, at 3:53 pm,"...I was a lot lighter then", ummmmm, weren't we all?!?Fortyfive70 said:I shot one of those once when I was 12. I shot it from a prone position. I remember it was awfully heavy compared to a modern rifle, and it was pretty painful to shoot prone. I was a lot lighter then.
Please share some pictures22lrfan said:That's a great old gun. It's suprising how much they kick. I've got one like it made in 1885 that has been shot quite a bit. I've also got trapdoor rifles in .50-70 (mfg in 1870) and .45-70 (mfg in 1887) that I shoot. The recoil of the rifles is much less than the carbine. I don't hunt with these since they hit 12" to 18" high a 100 yards.