In 1866 Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, a sporting goods firm based out of New York bought C. D. Leet and Crittenden & Tibbals and turned them into a new company called Union Metallic Cartridge and Cap Company.
The last few posts of our exploration of the relationship between pinfire cartridges and the United States has focused on their use in the American Civil War. In this issue we will take a look at some lesser known pinfire cartridges that played their part in the constantly evolving history...
On August 13, 1864 an arsenal inspection of the Selma Arsenal showed that the Confederate States Army had 52,800 pinfire cartridges in stock. Various inspection reports also list cartridges in Union arsenals as well as pinfire revolvers in use by various Union and Confederate units.
I was contracted to photograph this grouping of headstamps for a client who is writing a book on the Winchester 1873, Colt Single Action Army and anything else that shoots the Winchester 44-40 cartridge.
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