NICE HOULLIER & BLANCHARD PINFIRE CARTRIDGE BOX WITH TWO CARTRIDGES

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Item Code: 1219-02

A fine pasteboard box with lid for 12mm pinfire cartridges. The box is covered with an attractive green plaid paper and features an oval label on the lid. Label reads, “CARTOUCHES / 12 millimetes / HOULLIER – BLANCHARD / Arquebusier brevete / PARIS / A LONGUE PORTEE”. Box measures 4” x 1.5” x 1.25”.

Two cartridges remain with the box. These are for the Lefaucheux revolver. They appears like most “long” pinfire cartridges; lead bullet seated into a copper case with a stout pin protruding from the bottom edge. These two feature the weak headstamp, “H B  PARIS” and were manufactured by Houllier & Blanchard in Paris.

Pinfire cartridges were another example of a self-contained cartridge. The “pin” rests in a percussion cap seated in the bottom of the case.  When struck by the pistol hammer, the pin exploded the cap igniting the powder charge. Pinfire cartridges were made in 2mm (blanks for watch fob pistols), 5mm, 7mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, and for various gauge shotguns. These were primarily made in Europe for the Lefaucheux revolver and were measured in millimeters.

A very nice box with two cartridges remaining from within.   [jet] [ph:L]

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