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Yes, you put the cap in the cup and then insert it into the cartridge shell and then push the pin through.


Fascinating! Kudos & thanks for investing in the reloading kit and sharing your experience with with SIGforum.
 
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Thanks for sharing very interesting.


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Here's a photo of completed cartridges.



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There were a lot of pinfire revolvers and shotguns manufactured from the 1850s until WW I. The 1911 ALFA catalog has two pages of pinfire revolvers, but I see no shotguns. They were still selling pinfire shotshells, though.

There was the story of the intrepid French hunter who expected to take a lot of game, so he had a cartridge belt full of pinfire shotgun shells. All was well until he slipped and rolled down an embankment.
 
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How many reloadable case assemblies do you have? And is anyone making them?

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Here's a photo of completed cartridges.

 
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Got it here. Richard ordered extra components just in case they become unavailable in the future.

http://www.hlebooks.com/pinfire/prices.htm


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I have one but never shot it. Interesting.


Where in the world would you run across one of those?


We imported them by the thousands during the civil war.

It stayed in the closet in a cigar box all this time. When the residents finally died, the family cleans out the old house and sells everything off. Richard was picking and lucked up on the sale. Heck the people's children are in their 70's selling everything.

It could have been brought in after WWI as even the 1854 models were still in service. The French would have been using the MAS73 and 94 by then, but they were still everywhere, especially Belgium.

However, this one is the simplified manufacture for the US. Nowhere anything like the European versions. The grips are plain, the trigger guard is plain, everything is as simplified as possible.


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Very neat, Heard about them but never saw one. Thanks for the video!
 
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Shows how to make a pin fire out of a 45 brass




 
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The French Navy adopted a Lefacheux pinfire in 1858. They were so durable (and paid for) that when the 1873 centerfire (made famous in The Mummy) came out, the 1858s were converted to double action centerfire and soldiered on.
 
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They were so durable (and paid for) that when the 1873 centerfire (made famous in The Mummy) came out,


Did you say Mummy gun?

Yes, this is the one used in the movie.



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Very interesting thread. Thank you.


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Got it here. Richard ordered extra components just in case they become unavailable in the future.

http://www.hlebooks.com/pinfire/prices.htm


I came across these folk a couple years back when trying to help my grandfather locate components for his Lefacheaux pinfire shotgun.

It’s beautiful engraved piece of art with the trigger guard carved from black rhinoceros horn.
 
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Seen a few pin fires over the years but never knew how they worked. That was very cool. Along that same era was the Savage Figure 8 revolver. I got to handle a fine example of that one. Marsy, have any guns in tit or teet fire? Thats another ignition system I have yet to see work.
 
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