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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 11/15/2018 5:27:52 PM EST
One of my Airmen has a Model 1868 Trapdoor in
50-70. Family heirloom that's been passed down forever.

However it's missing the barrel bands. Numrich turned up nothing for those.

Would .45-70 Trapdoor or Model 1861 barrel bands work on a Model 1868?
Link Posted: 11/16/2018 6:06:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/16/2018 6:07:24 PM EST by varg]
I don't think they are the same. Try Al Frasca at http://www.trapdoorcollector.com/. He is one of the premiere trapdoor experts.
Link Posted: 11/17/2018 9:41:53 AM EST
Ask over here also. Lot of serious trapdoor/US rifle shooters and collectors there. Someone may even have some parts to help out.
Link Posted: 11/18/2018 11:12:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/18/2018 11:13:53 PM EST by 1rosta]
They use the bands from an 1861 to 1864 .58 muzzle loader rifle. That is what the Allen convertions were made from.
The date is on the lock plate.
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