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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 month 1 week 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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1 month 2 weeks ago

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

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1 month 2 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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1 month 2 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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2 months 3 days 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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2 months 1 week ago

Charles Fusnot’s Belgian pinfire cartridge design from 1863!

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3 months 3 weeks ago

Get ready to embark on a journey through history and innovation! Le Musée Lefaucheux, a digital odyssey celebrating the legendary Lefaucheux family’s contributions to engineering and craftsmanship, is set to open its virtual doors early next year. Stay tuned for exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes content as we approach the grand unveiling.

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3 months 3 weeks ago

As the holiday season glows with tradition and merriment, we are thrilled to share a token of history and anticipation. This vintage-styled postcard is more than just a greeting; it’s a prelude to the grand unveiling of Le Musée Lefaucheux .

Join us in celebrating a narrative of innovation and artisanship that has revolutionized the world of firearms. The legacy of the Lefaucheux family is a testament to the timeless bond between past and future, and we invite you to be a part of this unfolding story.

Follow Le Musée Lefaucheux and stay tuned for a new chapter of discovery and learning, where history is cherished and the future is embraced.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with history-making moments!

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4 months 4 hours ago

Coming Soon!

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4 months 1 week ago

From the Heart of Paris: A nostalgic find from Cartoucherie Française—this well-traveled box once held 100 blue pinfire hunting shells, offering a shot of history from the famed Rue Bertin-Poirée. Each shell was a promise of reliability for the discerning hunter.