Reloading Pinfire ammunition

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I have always been fascinated with the pinfire cartridge design. The concept of having a separate firing pin in each cartridge may have made sense at the time, but seems ludicrous in hindsight.

I was surprised to learn than a French firm, H&R, manufacture pinfire components and reloading kits.

Twelves pieces of 9mm pinfire cases, each usable twice, will set you back 119 EUR ($145)!

[ Many thanks to Mehul for emailing me the link. ]

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Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • http://homeplace-artsstuff.blogspot.com Arthur B. Burnett

    Greetings from Texas,
    Reloading pin fire ammo, great news! Only being able to use the brass twice, not great news! Price, heart failure!

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com Steve

      Arthur, I mean’t to email you the post, but forgot. I am pleased you saw it here.

  • Greg

    does anyone know anything about pinfire guns i bought one that is 16 guage on one side the other has riffleing in it the only markings on the is it has a circle with a “v” between the hammers and has alot of engraving on it very nice looking thanks Greg