The 1873 Trapdoor Springfield Carbine was the cavalry choice in the late 1870s and onward.
This fast maneuvering carbine hit hard in .45/70 cartridge.
Watch this video and see how to shoot one of these single shot rifles quickly.
Youtube user Duelist1954 uploaded quite an interesting video on the iconic 1873 Trapdoor Springfield carbine. This hard hitting carbine length rifle uses the powerful .45/70 cartridge that can even down the mighty buffalo.
The 1873 Trapdoor Springfield carbine was the weapon that armed Custer's men at the Little Bighorn. Stuck cartridges in the carbines at the battle are rumored to have been part of the cause of Custer's defeat.