Tag: Trapdoor Springfield

  • Springfield Breech Loading Conversions

    An interesting item is currently up for auction on Gunbroker – a Springfield rifle musket converted to a breech loader with a rolling block action. For those not familiar with the action, the Remington Rolling Block rifle was one of the best – I think the best – of the late 19thC crop of breech […]

  • Some Interesting Guns

    Couple of interesting CW period guns. One is the Norwich rapid fire cannon, which was to compete with Gatling’s gun. This prototype Norwich rapid fire “Gatling type” cannon was made in Greenville, Connecticut by James D. Mowry’s company which became the Norwich Arms Company.  It was made in about 1862 as a prototype for competition in […]