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Old December 30, 2005, 08:37 PM   #1
roy reali
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Just Wondering

This is a continuation of a thread I started under another topic.

I saw a guy at the range today firing a pinfire rifle with lead, blackpowder loads.

My question is, how do you reload those cartridges? They look complicated. I am just curious.
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Old December 30, 2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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reloading pinfires

I reload my pinfires with percussion caps for the primer
and mostly round balls and BP. I pull the pin up, I take
the old primer out (looks like a percussion cap), I put a
new percussion cap in (cup up, pin in side it) put the pin
back down, sometimes a spot of glue on the cap and/or
pin, than black powder and in my case a round ball.

As long as the cartridge is fired in the same gun it will/should
go back in the same gun after reloading. If you did a lot of pin
fire loading, sizing dies are not hard to make.
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Old December 30, 2005, 11:35 PM   #3
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Tinker2 Thanks

I appreciate your response.

Are pinfires guns antiques or are there reproductions available?

Is blackpowder the only acceptable propellant?
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