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    Posted 2 years ago

    Njl
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    I cant believe how old this pinfire seems to be...
    Does anyone know anything else about these. Eley London 12

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    1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
      Your cartridge appears to be a Eley Brothers, London England 12mm cartridge.
      In the British Pinfire Cartridge Patents it list:
      W.T. Eley - Patent Number 916 of April 13, 1861: A means to prevent the pin being blown out when cartridge is fired.
      Two out of print books have about all the information needed on Pinfire firearms:
      The Pinfire System by Gene P. Smith & Chris C. Curtis
      System Lefaucheux by Chris Curtis
      Dave
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Pinfires were around about 1850's - 1860's. Popular more in Europe, but some private purchase weapons in the Americas.

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