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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!

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1 week 1 day ago

So… I Founded a Museum! 🎉 The Lefaucheux Museum is now live! Join us to explore the remarkable legacy of the Lefaucheux family, from their revolutionary pinfire cartridge system to the iconic Model 1854 revolver. Witness how their innovative spirit shaped the future of firearm technology.

Curious? Dive deeper into history! Check the first comment for the link to our digital museum. 🌐

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2 weeks 1 day ago

15mm pinfire cartridge box from Unión Española de Explosivos!

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3 weeks 19 hours ago

Behold a pair of Casimir Lefaucheux’s swivel breech pinfire pistols from 1845, masterpieces of craftsmanship that fuse ornate artistry with groundbreaking innovation. Each pistol, with its elegant scrollwork and advanced pinfire system, is a testament to the transformative era of 19th-century gunsmithing. Encased in their original velvet-lined home, they echo stories of a past where functionality met finesse, embodying Lefaucheux’s legacy in the evolution of personal firearms.

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4 weeks 1 day ago

Another great example of one of Casimir Lefaucheux’s first designs after reentering the world of gunmaking in 1845 after a decade of temporary retirement.

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2 months 2 weeks ago

The St. Louis International Cartridge Show is just a few weeks away! I will be there, set up with all the pinfire cartridges one could want available! Who else is coming?

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2 months 2 weeks ago

I really like the look of some of these early carbine-length cartridges made by Gevelot!

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2 months 3 weeks ago

Another couple views of the American-made pinfire shotgun by C. E. Sneider of Baltimore from the article posted yesterday.

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2 months 3 weeks ago

It has been too long since I wrote my last article! This one has been in the works for awhile and takes a look at one of the very few American-made pinfire guns!

@followers Please check it out and let me know your thoughts!

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3 months 1 week ago

One of my favorite boxes!

During the American Civil War, the American firm, Allen & Wheelock, provided 1,000,000 pinfire cartridges to the union army.

But in 1864 Thomas Wheelock died so in early 1865 Allen brought his sons-in-law, Henry C. Wadsworth and Sullivan Forehand into the business and renamed it to Ethan Allen & Co. The company kept this name until Allen died on January 7, 1871. Some time during these 6 years they continued to make pinfire cartridges for retail. This full, sealed box is an example of one made during this timeframe!

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3 months 2 weeks ago

Charles Fusnot’s Belgian pinfire cartridge design from 1863!