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« on: July 02, 2009, 12:26:10 pm »
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Found these a while back.

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First time I found a pin fire cartridge that still had
tha pin in it.

If ya want to know a little about pin fire guns, read
on.

Here is a whole pin fire cartridge. You can see that
the pin is inserted into the casing.

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So, how does it work.

Simple.

You can see tha pin being inserted.

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Here is inside tha casing before tha percussion cap
is in place.

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Here is inside tha casing after tha percussion cap is
in place.

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A picture?s worth a thousand words, idin it?

The gun simply hits down on tha pin and tha percussion
cap ignites tha powder.

Here?s an example of a pin fire revolver.

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Thanks fer lOOkin,

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 12:40:09 pm »
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Cool Finds!     Man that is one butt ugly pistol.   Funny

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 12:58:34 pm »
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Just out of curiosity, how many steps past powder loading is this?

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 01:38:49 pm »
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?1509: Wheel lock guns - wicks were replaced the wheel lock that generated a spark for igniting the gunpowder.
?1630: Flintlock guns - the flintlock did two things mechanically, it opened the lid of the flash pan and provided an igniting spark.
?1825: Percussion-cap guns invented by Reverend John Forsyth - firing mechanism no longer uses flash pan, a tube lead straight into the gun barrel, the tupe had an exposive cap on it that exploded when struck
?1830: Back action lock
?1835: Colt revolver - first mass-produced, multi-shot, revolving firearms
?1840: Pin-fire cartridges
?1850: Shotguns
?1859: Full rim-fire cartridge
?1860: Spencer repeating carbine patented
?1861: Breech loaded guns
?1862: Gatling Gun
?1869: Center-fire cartridge

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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 04:09:56 pm »
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Thanks fer that Home Fire.

I like yur answer.

That is informative.

I am gonna save that.

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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 04:13:17 pm »
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Thanks tabdog I learned alot!  Great Great Great

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Quote:Posted by homefire
Cool Finds!     Man that is one butt ugly pistol.   Funny



Yaw,

But beauty is in tha eye of tha beholder{alt}

HH,

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009, 04:20:59 pm »
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Dang look's like he been smoking them Mexican cigarette's

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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2011, 09:15:03 pm »
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Wow, great find!  I love Detecting & shooting!  The best of both worlds!

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