I had the opportunity to photograph some of my friend’s collection of early needlefire cartridges.
Here are some examples that were made for the Chassepot rifle. The collection contains specimens with explosive tips, armor piercing bullets, blanks, and ball rounds with both paper and linen cases.
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.