Pinfire Links

Your definitive source for all things pinfire! Dive deep into the fascinating world of antique firearms and ammunition with us. From detailed articles about the history and intricacies of pinfire guns to reliable sources where you can acquire these vintage beauties and their ammo. Whether you're a seasoned collector, a budding enthusiast, or just curious about the world of antique firearms, out sites have something to ignite your interest. Load up on knowledge and let your passion for vintage armory fire away!

Pinfire

2 days 13 hours ago

For many years, I have dedicated myself to researching and preserving pinfire guns and cartridges—an often overlooked yet pivotal part of firearms history. These innovations were crucial in developing modern breech-loading guns and ammunition.

With your support, I founded The Lefaucheux Museum, a nonprofit dedicated to continuing this mission and reaching beyond what I could achieve alone. We have built a passionate community of thousands who appreciate this topic, and I now invite you to help us grow. Your donations will enable us to create a sustainable platform for sharing this invaluable knowledge globally.

Visit our museum to explore our extensive archives, featuring detailed exhibits on Lefaucheux firearms, pinfire cartridges, and historical documents. We are constantly expanding our collection with new research and artifacts.

Your contribution, no matter the size, will significantly impact our ability to maintain and enhance our resources. Join us in preserving and celebrating the ingenuity of the Lefaucheux legacy. Thank you for your support!

Pinfire

1 week 2 days ago

Take a look at these metallic pinfire shotshell headstamps! Each one has a unique story of craftsmanship and history. From well-known manufacturers to rare finds, these headstamps highlight the rich heritage of pinfire ammunition. Which one catches your eye the most?

Pinfire

1 week 4 days ago

🎇 Happy 4th of July! 🎇

Today, let’s take a step back in time and appreciate the unique Pinfire Fireworks Cartridges! These remarkable 19th-century innovations allowed anyone with a pinfire shotgun, pistol, or rifle to shoot fireworks into the air. Rising to 200 meters, these cartridges would explode into colorful firecracker stars, creating a breathtaking display.

As you enjoy today’s festivities, remember the blend of history and celebration that makes days like these special. Enjoy the fireworks, both old and new! 🎆

Pinfire

2 weeks 16 hours ago

Last week, I shared a teaser for an exciting new addition to my collection, and it’s finally here! Discover the intricate beauty and advanced technology of Casimir Lefaucheux’s 1847 Central Percussion Pistol. Now available for all to explore on the museum website. Don’t miss out on this fascinating piece of firearm history!

Pinfire

3 weeks 2 days ago

Did you know Casimir Lefaucheux made guns that were not pinfire?

I just wrote a new article for The Lefaucheux Museum talking about this early central percussion pistol he made in the 1840s. It is currently available for early access to museum members and I will share it with you all once it is viewable to all! In the meantime, feel free to become a museum member to access it sooner!

Pinfire

3 weeks 5 days ago

We’ve previously discussed Joseph Alexandre Robert’s innovative breech-loading system and his competition with Lefaucheux. Today, we’re showcasing an excellent example of the "Pistolet Robert!"

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1 month 6 days ago

@followers This article examines one of the most important pinfire revolvers; the first prototype of Eugène Lefaucheux’s model 1854! Check out the article on The Lefaucheux Museum website!

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1 month 2 weeks ago

For The Lefaucheux Museum I wrote a couple foundational articles including this one introducing Casimir Lefaucheux! Y’all should probably go read it right now.

Pinfire

1 month 3 weeks ago

Exciting Historical Insight! 🚀

In 1854, Eugène Lefaucheux revolutionized the world of firearms with his first patent for the iconic Model 1854 pinfire revolver. This groundbreaking design laid the foundation for a weapon that would soon be adopted by major military forces across the globe. Check out this original patent drawing, housed at the French patent & trademark office, showcasing Lefaucheux’s innovative spirit and engineering genius. #History #Firearms #Lefaucheux #PinfireRevolver #MilitaryInnovation

Pinfire

1 month 3 weeks ago

We’ve just added a fantastic collection of items to our website today. Whether you’re a collector or just appreciate unique historical pieces, there’s something new for everyone to explore.