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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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The image features a pair of experimental 11mm and 14.8mm pinfire cartridges designed for use in Spanish military rifles during the mid-19th century. These prototypes were crafted at the Pirotecnia de Sevilla under the supervision of José Ramón Larrosa Guisasola, a prominent figure in the development of Spanish firearms. The cartridges, one with a visibly finer pin and the other with a thicker one, represent the innovative efforts to transition from the traditional muzzle-loading rifles to more advanced breech-loading mechanisms. They are a part of Spain’s rich history of firearm evolution, showcasing the experimental phase that preceded the standardization of military cartridges.
Peek into the Past: The 9mm Lefaucheux Pepperbox Cylinder 🎩🔫 A marvel of 19th-century innovation, this image features a selection of 9mm pinfire cartridges nestled in the cylinder of a Lefaucheux pepperbox. Each cartridge, a miniature masterpiece of design, helped revolutionize the firearms world with the pinfire system. Join us in appreciating the blend of functionality and craftsmanship that these early cartridges represent.
Treasures of Gunsmithing Elegance: A Matched Pair of Lefaucheux Pinfire Pistols 🌟 Journey back to the 1840s with us as we showcase a matched pair of pinfire pistols, a testament to the genius of Casimir Lefaucheux. These particular pieces, with serial number 4600, are steeped in history, embodying the transition from bulky firearms to the more portable designs of travel pistols
Relic of Innovation: The Lefaucheux 7mm Pinfire Revolver 🌟 Behold the elegance of 19th-century gunsmithing with this Eugène Lefaucheux revolver, a true collector’s piece. Each intricate engraving tells a story of a bygone era, and the preserved cartridges remind us of the technological advancements of the time. This revolver is not just a firearm; it’s a work of art and a piece of history.