Trapdoor Pistol grip Cap---Closed Trapdoor Pistol Grip Cap---Open, containing spare front sight bead.
Trapdoor buttplate, closed. Trapdoor buttplate, open.
Trapdoor recoil pad on a combination gun with space for spare shotgun and rifle cartridges.
Trapdoor - As in Trapdoor Buttplate or Trapdoor Pistol Grip Cap---one of these articles of furniture including a hinged plate, covering a small compartment below, in which may be stored several extra cartridges, sight bits, extra springs or pins, a cleaning rod, etc.
Or, As in the early breechloading US Springfield single shot military rifle, loaded via a trapdoor, hinged at the front and latched at the rear.
Trapdoor action closed (above) and open (left).
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