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Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:07 pm
by Daryl Hallquist 59
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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Re: Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:01 pm
by John 39
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!

Re: Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:39 pm
by Daryl Hallquist 59
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.

Re: Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:41 pm
by Stephen Nash 218
That's a real beauty!

Re: Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:42 pm
by Daryl Hallquist 59
Does anyone have any information or sources for the 28 ga. pinfire rifle cartridge. I have recently seen double rifles with this boring in Smith, Atkin, and Williams and Powell. I am guessing it is a rimmed pinfire case , 28 gauge case, about 2 1/2" long. Bore size about .587".