7mm pinfire box


#1

Hello Everybody,

I have here an empty 7mm pin fire box/tin from RWS and would like to find out how old it is.
Also other info is welcome.
What would such a box be worth?
measurements are:
72mm by 26mm and 21mm high.


Many regards rené


#2

They misspelled Lefaucheux.


#3

Hello Aaron,
I hadn’t seen that before now, do you have any idea of when this box was made?

Regards rené


#4

Well, I believe it was made between 1886 when RWS was founded and 1931 when they became part of Dynamit Nobel.

In 1894 they moved to Fürth, a district in Bravaria, so it was also probably before 1894 as well because they started putting “Made in Bravaria” on the boxes as shown below.


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Also, they must have realized they could not spell French names, so they just switched to “pin-fire.”


#5

Are you sure about the " Bravaria " spelling ?? M. Rea


#6

no, that was a typo. “Bavaria” would be the correct spelling. It is spelled correctly on the boxes pictured that I indicated the writing came from.