Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Single Shot Carbine Rifle

  • Weight: 7.5 lbs
  • Length: 41"
  • Barrel length: 22"
  • Cartridge Caliber: .45-70 Blackpowder
  • Service: 1873-1906

This is the shorter carbine version of the full length Springfield Trapdoor rifle.

Used by the US Volunteers during the Spanish American War. Later disposed to the Philippine Scouts and the Philippine Constabulary.

Philippine Scouts with Springfield Trapdoor Carbines.(Photo Courtesy of

1 comment:

  1. The Philippine Scouts uniform during that period was similar to Rough Riders Uniforms the only difference was they used the OD breeches.