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Re: H&R 1873 Trapdoor Carbine came my way
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2021, 05:27:57 PM »
I like Smith Enterprises sights myself. I've got one on my '76.
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Re: H&R 1873 Trapdoor Carbine came my way
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2021, 07:30:07 PM »
I would drill and tap it for an 1879 carbine sight.  The H&R is a fine rifle, my OM is very accurate with the government carbine load.
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Re: H&R 1873 Trapdoor Carbine came my way
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2021, 10:12:36 PM »
Original 'C'-marked Carbine rear sights can cost more than the piece, but there are converted Rifle rear sights and bases available - you just have to look.

They'll cover the dovetail - all you need to do is to measure the distance from the receiver to the rear sight base.

My Officer's Rifle has an original Rifle rear - as the originals all used that sight - and a pistol grip.

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Re: H&R 1873 Trapdoor Carbine came my way
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2021, 01:31:58 PM »
Be advised that not all Pedersoli parts interchange with the H&R's.  I needed a cleaning rod for my H&R Officer Model.  I bought the Pedersoli and it is too short.  I will have to make my own with the hardware from the Pedersoli.
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Re: H&R 1873 Trapdoor Carbine came my way
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Re: H&R 1873 Trapdoor Carbine came my way
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2022, 12:15:21 PM »
Here it is with the Smith enterprises Buckhorn/Ladder rear.  Looks a lot better than the stupid Lyman rear leaf.  Historically, I could see a frontier Lawman getting a Trapdoor Springfield and replacing it with a sight like this.  It is a really nice piece of kit!





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Re: H&R 1873 Trapdoor Carbine came my way
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2022, 03:04:46 PM »
Thats a good look for the carbine.  Looks a lot like the old Sharps Lawerance sight, especially the semi buckhorn.  Fine alternative to drill and tap. 
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Re: H&R 1873 Trapdoor Carbine came my way
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2022, 04:10:37 PM »
I think the Smith Enterprise sight is a copy of the Sharps sight.  It has "1876" at the top of the ladder.  It was expensive (just under $200 with tax and shipping), but it is really worth it!. GREAT sight picture!

My Marlin 1894 Century Limited .44-40 has Marbles Semi-Buckhorn.  Thinking of putting a Marbles full Buckhorn sight on it, also.

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Re: H&R 1873 Trapdoor Carbine came my way
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2022, 07:40:35 PM »
Ill get a chance to try it on the 15th at our local match.  We have a 100 yard big bore side match.  We shoot two liter pop bottles - free standing, off hand five shots.  I still have some HSM 405 grain lead Cowboy 45-70 loads.
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Re: H&R 1873 Trapdoor Carbine came my way
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2022, 04:59:40 PM »
WOWZA!!!!!

Used the trapdoor at the local CAS match for the long range side match.  As I had not fired it, I tried a single test shot at a clay pigeon on the 25 yard berm, standing, off-hand.  6 o'clock hold.  Vaporized the clay pigeon.  That was good. 

The big-bore side match was to shoot at 2 liter bottles of water on the 75 yard berm, off hand.  It was timed, and you had five shots to hit it. I threw it up, and nailed it with the first shot.  NICE!  I was using HSM factory Cowboy 45-70 405 grain loads.  Recoil was not bad at all considering it is a little carbine!  Definitely a keeper!
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Re: H&R 1873 Trapdoor Carbine came my way
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2022, 07:49:13 PM »
Congrats! Sounds like you and the little beastie are gonna be good friends!
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