The "Trapdoor" Springfield: From the Little Bighorn to San Juan Hill (Weapon)
by John Langellier

List Price: $20.00
Our Price: $13.39
Ships FREE from on orders over $25 (details)
Add To Cart

Edition: Paperback

45 third-party copies available from: $8.00

View Details on

Other items of interest:
The Luger (Weapon)
P-39/P-400 Airacobra vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen: New Guinea 1942 (Duel)
Latin American Wars 1900–1941: "Banana Wars," Border Wars & Revolutions (Men-at-Arms)
The FN MAG Machine Gun: M240, L7, and other variants (Weapon)
US Flush-Deck Destroyers 1916–45: Caldwell, Wickes, and Clemson classes (New Vanguard)
US Airborne Soldier vs German Soldier: Sicily, Normandy, and Operation Market Garden, 1943–44 (Combat)
British Ironclads 1860–75: HMS Warrior and the Royal Navy's 'Black Battlefleet' (New Vanguard)
The Solomons 1943–44: The Struggle for New Georgia and Bougainville (Campaign)
French Foreign Légionnaire vs Viet Minh Insurgent: North Vietnam 1948–52 (Combat)
Imjin River 1951: Last stand of the 'Glorious Glosters' (Campaign)

Product Description:

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. The new weapon quickly proved its worth in two separate incidents in August 1867: small groups of US soldiers and civilians armed with the trapdoor repulsed numerically superior Native American contingents. A simple and cost-effective weapon, it was used, along with its variants in every US conflict in the three decades after the Civil War, especially on the American frontier.Drawing upon first-hand accounts from US soldiers, their Native American opponents, and users such as buffalo hunters, this is the story of the “Trapdoor Springfield,” one of the defining weapons of the Indian Wars.

Product Details/Specifications:
Author: John Langellier
   Steve Noon (Illustrator)
   Alan Gilliland (Illustrator)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing

Manufacturer: Osprey Publishing
EAN: 9781472819703
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 1472819705
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 80
Publication date: 2018-06-19
Release date: 2018-06-19
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)

Copyright © 2003-2019 — All rights reserved

Trademarks used within the store are the property of their respective owners. Product details copyright is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide
a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to