Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

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Daryl Hallquist 59
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Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

Post by Daryl Hallquist 59 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:07 pm

I recently purchased a Pinfire double rifle by Williams and Powell. It is advertised as a 28 gauge pinfire. Bores and rifling are excellent. Does anyone know about this cartridge or know of a source of information ? I don't have it in hand, yet, so cannot take measurements at this time. Thank you, Daryl Hallquist

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John 39
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Re: Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

Post by John 39 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:01 pm

We have all of Harding's books. The Eley Bros book has little info on pin-fire rifle cartridges except that they produced them from 1862. No powder loadings or bullet sizes or shapes given. 28 bore is roughly .543" to .556" - not much use to you but interesting to know!

Daryl Hallquist 59
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Re: Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

Post by Daryl Hallquist 59 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:39 pm

John, thank you. When I actually get my hands on the gun, the chambers, and bores will help. I do hope the loading tools with the rifle give us the information needed to shoot the rifle . I'll try to add more when that time comes.

Stephen Nash 218
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Re: Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

Post by Stephen Nash 218 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:41 pm

That's a real beauty!

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