THE “TRAPDOOR” SPRINGFIELD: FROM THE LITTLE BIGHORN TO SAN JUAN HILL

LANGELLIER (J.)

N115

£12.99

80pp., fully illus.in colour, P.B. 2018. Intended to replace the proliferation of different small arms fielded by US forces during the American Civil War, the “Trapdoor Springfield” was designed in 1865-66 by Erskine S. Allin. Using metallic cartridges, it could be loaded in a single action, increasing the number of shots per minute as much as fivefold.