Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

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Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:00 pm

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$165. It is a 7mm double action Belgian pinfire revolver. Reloading kit is readily available from a French company -
http://www.hc-collection.com/
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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby ArchFluffy » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:40 pm

Nice!

Be sure to do a show-and-tell about reloading for it. :)

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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:25 pm

You got it Arch :cool: :cool:
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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:19 am

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Loading kit arrived this morning, seems very comprehensive.

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I have tried removing the grips to see if there are any markings on the frame but I can't budge the screw, even with my 'Foster' screwdrivers :roll: :roll:
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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby Niner » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:45 am

"Any accidental blow to the pin can set off the charge"...and then you hammer the bullet into the case. Seems like a potentially dangerous proposition with that pin sticking out of the side of the case. However... we load center fire bullets into cases with primer and powder in place... so... maybe nothing more dangerous. as long as you are sure the pin takes no accidental impact while loading. :bigsmile:

Tell us the rest of the story when you get some rounds loaded and given it a test fire. :bigsmile:
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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:13 am

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I managed to remove the hand grips to see if there were any marks on the frame but the only stamping I can find is JC under a crown.
On Littlegun there is some info but nothing concrete to help ID the gun.

http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/artisans%20identifies%20c/a%20chefneux%20j%20j%20gb.htm

The spring looks in good condition though.
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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:31 pm

Loaded the first 6 rounds tonight, quite an easy job.......

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Might try shooting it in the garden tomorrow if the weather is OK...........

Silly me for missing the load............4.5 grains of ffg . The instructions stipulate that a 9mm would use 3f / 4f Swiss and a 12mm 3f.
It only remains for me to shoot it and then prepare the cases for reloading which I will photograph in due course. :razz:
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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:16 pm

Well today was 'try it out day' for the pinfire revolver......
All rounds loaded OK but when shot, one missed the 'target' and two chambers did not align properly with the barrel so could not be fired safely.
Both single and double action worked fine.
Range was only about 12' so it is obvious that the revolver is quite worn........

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This photo is from a video I took but I haven't mastered the Spielberg techniques yet!

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The 'target'......
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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby Niner » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:25 pm

'Two chambers didn't align with barrel" is not good. I fear to think what would have happened if you had managed to shoot it when that happened.
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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:36 pm

I did fire it and discovered the non-alignment afterwards. Not enough power in the charge to cause any damage - to the gun or me....................
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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon May 23, 2016 7:06 am

Found an old aluminium box that used top hold a Dremel type tool and thought it might make a good box for the pinfire............

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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:18 pm

Going round to see a friends on Wednesday for drinks etc., He is the chap bought the Martini Henry carbine from recently. His interest is in Derringers and I was able to point in the right direction for some ammo.
I decided to take my pinfire revolver round to show him and thought it would be better if I had some ammo with it!!

Just spent an enjoyable hour or so doing some reloads.......very therapeutic :razz: :razz:
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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby Aughnanure » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:25 pm

Very, very interesting, Duncan.

Have you ever reloaded rimfire cartridges?
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Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:51 am

No Eoin but the company that I bought the reloading kit from also sells rimfire.

http://www.hc-collection.com/

I could be tempted if I saw a pistol in the right calibre :roll: :roll:
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