Here is a selection of pinfire cartridges that were loaded with a fireworks charge. These pinfire fireworks cartridges allowed anyone with a pinfire shotgun, pistol, rifle or cane gun to shoot fireworks into the air.
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Hello, my name is Aaron Newcomer. I am a writer, photographer and researcher. This website primarily details my research and photographs related to the Lefaucheux pinfire system; pinfire guns, pinfire cartridges and other early firearms. Please take a look around and learn about the role they played in shaping modern guns and ammo. Read more about me and where my work has been published.
The Pinfire Page
The Pinfire Page was a recurring column I had in each issue of the bimonthly publication, The International Ammunition Journal. This compilation book combines together the first 5 years of my column, showcasing my research, images and other documents related to the pinfire system which was the first major breakthrough in modern ammunition.