SHONGUM SPORTSMEN'S 2021 TRAPDOOR SHOOT

Shooters celebrated our country's post-Civil War History by competing with the firearms
that helped to make this country great - The Trapdoor Rifle

Following the US Civil War, thousands of Rifled Muskets were available, but they were obsolete Muzzle-Loaders.

Recognizing their shortcomings, and to save money, the miltary adopted the
TRAPDOOR MODIFICATION
to enable these guns to be converted to Cartride Firing Breech Loaders .

Issued to Army Cavalry Units in the American West,
these guns paved the way to our WESTWARD EXPANSION


However, innovations quickly made most of these guns obsolete with the development of
Smokeless Powder and Magazine-Fed Bolt and Lever Action Rifles.

In Celebration of our Trapdoor Heritage

Shongum Sportsmen Association

Invited one and all to compete with tangible links to



WESTERN MIGRATION 1866-1900

2021 TRAPDOOR MATCHES

Saturday, May 22, 2021

At The
Shongum Sportsmen's Mansfield
100 Yard Outdoor Range

10:00am - 1:30pm

The Shoot
In celebration of these fine weapons,
the Shongum Sportsmen
held Five Separate Trapdoor Matches:

1) WAGON BOX FIGHT 50/70 TRAPDOOR (1866, 1868, 1870)
2) LITTLE BIG HORN 45/70 OR 50/70 CARBINES (OFFHAND AT SILHOUETTE)
3) SPANISH-AM VOLUNTEER TRAPDOOR 45/70 MILITARY RIFLE (1873,1884,1888)
4) CADET ORIGINAL TRAPDOOR CADET RIFLES
5) SPORTER 40 CALIBER OR LARGER, OFFICER MODEL or
SPORTERIZED & BANNERMAN SPECIALS


Competition began under bright skies shortly after 10:00am following all safety rules and Covid-19 restrictions.

Fourteen Shooters participated and had a great deal of fun. Of course, many of the "regulars" won the events, but everyone had fun. There were no entries for the "CADET" match.

The following slide show illustrates some of the great guns we had on the line along with severa very familiar faces.

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Shoot Results Follow:


Trapdoor Matches
  CONTEST / Guns of the Era Winner / Rifle Score

10 Rounds @ 100 Yds
5 Minutes

1) WAGON BOX FIGHT
50/70 Trapdoor (1866, 1868, 1870)
1st Place Glenn K. Model 1868 83-1X
2nd Place Paul M. Model 1868 Rfile 75
3rd Place Steve D. 1866 62
4th Place Will J. 1866 2nd Allen Conversion 44
1) LITTLE BIG HORN
45/70 OR 50/70 CARBINES (OFFHAND AT SILHOUETTE)
1st Place Glenn K. Model 1884 Carbine 89-3X
2nd Place Joe C. Model 1873 66
3rd Place John R. 1873 Carbine 64
4th Place John L H&R 1873 57
3) SPANISH-AM VOLUNTEER
TRAPDOOR 45/70 MILITARY RIFLE (1873,1884,1888)
1st Place John M. Model 1888 87
3rd Place Paul M. 1873 85
4th Place Glenn K Model 1888 Rifle 84-1X
4) CADET
ORIGINAL TRAPDOOR CADET RIFLES
1st Place NO ENTERIES    
5) SPORTER
40 CALIBER OR LARGER, OFFICER MODEL or
SPORTERIZED & BANNERMAN SPECIALS
1st Place Glenn K. Gemmer Conversion Sporting Rifle 87-2X
2nd Place John L Officer Model 66


ALL SCORES
WAGON BOX FIGHT
Shooter Gun Score 1 Score 2 Score 3 Score 4
Glenn K. Model 1868 83-1X      
Paul M.   75      
Steve D. Model 1866 62      
Will J.   44      
John Y Model 1866 23      
LITTLE BIG HORN
Glenn K. Model 1884 89-3X      
Joe C. Model 1873 66      
John R. Model 1873 Carbine 64      
John L. H&R Model 1873 Carbine 57      
SPANISH-AM VOLUNTEER
John M. Model 1888 87 85-1X 82  
Paul M Model 1873 85      
Glenn K. Model 1884 84-1X      
Steve G.   80 79-1X 79 70
Jim R. Model 1884 78-1X      
Andy M. Model 1879(?) 62      
Dave R Model 1888 55      
Will J. Model 1873 .45/70 47      
John Y. Model 1888 35      
SPORTER
Glenn K. Gemmer Conversion Sporting Rifle 87-2X      
John L. Officer Model 66 32 29 5