From 1840 till around 1890 Europe was flooded with huge amounts of pinfire guns primarily made in Belgium, France, Germany and Spain.

Little is known about the historical background of these guns:
  • who bought these guns (citizens, law enforcement, military)
  • why were they bought (self defense, target practice)
  • how much was paid for these weapons

Information shedding light on this topic is very welcome like (copies of):
  • newspaper clippings
  • brochures
  • catalogues
  • etchings
  • prints

Information can be sent to me by clicking the @-sign below.

Purchase and valuation.

On a regular basis I buy pinfire revolvers, pistols and pepperboxes to expand my collection.
If you are interested in offering a gun or in a valuation of a pinfire weapon send an email with detailed photographs by clicking the @-sign below.