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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