5mm pinfire brick


#1

I picked up the first 5mm pinfire brick I have come across. The two boxes fit in the paper wrapper on top of each other.

F. D. & Co. is for Frank Dyke. He was a dealer in London that imported cartridges from various manufacturers in various countries. This particular one was made by SFM.


#2

I have been collecting cartridges for around 30 years and some of the stuff people find still amazes me. Nice find Aaron.

Zac


#3

Very nice. I like how the number 5 is pasted on the label next to the printed " marks. I wonder if there is another number under the 5?

Joe


#4

[quote=“xjda68”]Very nice. I like how the number 5 is pasted on the label next to the printed " marks. I wonder if there is another number under the 5?

Joe[/quote]

Yes, all 3 labels are printed as 7mm

I have a few boxes that do something similar.
freemycollection.com/?page=pinfi … oxes&id=26 is a 15mm box that has a 15 sticker over the printed 12
Then I have a Charles Fusnot 12mm brick that uses the same label as the boxes, but overstamps 100 of the printed 25 for the quantity.

I have a few others too but I forget what as they are all packed away right now since I recently moved.

I would assume this was done to save money by buying the ones they use more, in bulk, and just sticking a sticker on ones that are sold a lot less often.

Here is another example where they changed it to be blanks instead of ball, and universally put the sticker for they type of ammo.


#5

Very interesting. Thanks for the picture.

Joe