Русская Патронная Фабрика (Russian Cartridge Factory) was founded in 1891 in Ма́рьина ро́ща (Maryina roshcha) near Moscow by Inarov. In 1899 it became part of Société Anonyme des Cartoucheries Russo-Belge.
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.
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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.