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    I have always heard that a heavier bullet will normally have a higher POI, at least in handguns. But I haven't experimented with it either.
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    I received the book "Trapdoor Springfield" today that I purchased from MO member gunscrewguy. After looking through it--I verified what I suspected--this rifle is probably a Bannerman special. A rifle reconstituted by a company that sold surplus military items back in the early 1900s. This is a rifle made up of surplus parts--a fully functional firearm made up of odds and ends from junked Trapdoors. My 1878 rifle has a 1882 era ramrod and also a late 1870s Trapdoor carbine rear sight--not the one made for the longer rifle model. That is OK by me! I am having fun with this old timer!
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    No reason to be down in the jaws. Bannerman sold a lot of surplus rifles that were parts guns. They had a good reputation as far as selling functional rifles. In the day you couldn't get away with selling junk like they do now. They had no collector value but even that has changed. A Trapdoor is a collector's item in today's world even a Bannerman. If you have a good solid shooter you are ahead of the game.
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    Looks like 14 grs of Unique with the 405 gr boolit will be the winner. The 3 shot grouping is the best by far from my old 1878 Trapdoor. This grouping was at 50 yards and I had a heck of a time seeing the ultra-thin front sight blade.
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