Can you guys (& girls) help me with another pinfire related question?
I would like to know if pinfire cartridges posed any greater danger to the person firing their weapon (let’s say a revolver for the purpose of this post) than central fire or other cartridges if there was a blockage or flaw in the barrel of the revolver? I don’t know much about these things but hopefully I am right in saying that the unique way a pinfire cartridge worked was that the force of the hammer onto the pin caused a small explosion which propelled the cartridge down the barrel and out of the gun. If the barrel was cracked or blocked or whatever, what would then happen? I have in my mind a kind of cartoon image of the person firing the weapon having a blackened face with the end of the revolver peeled outwards like a banana. Would that be kind of right? What I am getting at is: would there be any harm to the person firing the revolver and would there be any debris littered around the scene? Or would the firer be okay and no shrapnel etc. be found? Hope that makes sense. If it makes a difference, I’m interested in 7mm pinfire cartridges specifically. Also, if anyone can point me to any good sources of information about pinfire cartridges generally please let me know.