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Pinfire Revolvers Explained
Old 08-24-2010, 10:06 AM   #1
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Default Pinfire Revolvers Explained

Recently published, a new downloadable Ebook on the commercial pinfire revolvers.
You will find the downloading page here: http://www.hlebooks.com/ebook/pinreven.htm

Many other ebooks on various firearms are available here : http://hlebooks

Content of the ebook :

Dismounting an open-frame pinfire revolver (I)
- Generalities about pinfire revolvers
- Removal of the ejection rod
- Removal of the barrel

Dismounting an open-frame pinfire revolver (II)
- Removal of the cylinder
- Dismounting of the loading gate
- Removal of the trigger guard and trigger spring
- Removal of the cylinder arbor and friction spring

Dismounting an open-frame pinfire revolver (III)
- Access to the mainspring
- Dismounting of the hammer
- Dismounting of the trigger assembly
- Reassembly tips

Functioning of an open-frame pinfire revolver
- Cartridge loading
- Vintage 9mm pinfire cartridges
- Firing in double action mode
- Firing in single action mode
- Cylinder rotation
- Cylinder stop
- Front and rear sight
- No safety system available

Open-frame pinfire revolver of large caliber
- Various types of 12mm pinfire cartridges
- Structural flaw of the open-frame design
- Removal of the mainspring

Innovative open-frame pinfire revolver by Maurice Arendt (I)
- Loading gate of unusual design
- Hammer with narrow head
- Unusual cylinder stop abutments
- Safety lever on the front grip strap

Innovative open-frame pinfire revolver by Maurice Arendt (II)
- Unusual cylinder arbor leaf spring
- Counterbored chambers
- Dual ignition system
- Functioning of the Arendt grip safety
- Other safety by Maurice Arendt

First step toward the solid-frame construction
- Semi solid-frame pinfire revolver
- Dismounting of the barrel
- Protecting shield
- Integral front and rear sights
- Top strap integral with the barrel

Solid-frame pinfire revolver in 7mm caliber
- Design without pivoting loading gate
- Dismounting of the cylinder
- Internal mechanism
- Eugène Lefaucheux folding trigger

Modified solid-frame pinfire revolver of English design (I)
- Initially fitted with longer barrel and grip
- Dismounting of the ejector rod
- Dismounting of the cylinder
- Access to the mainspring
- Adams construction of the grip

Modified solid-frame pinfire revolver of English design (II)
- Dismounting of the hammer and safety
- Dismounting of the trigger assembly
- Dismounting of the V shaped mainspring

Modified solid-frame pinfire revolver of English design (III)
- The hammer safety explained
- Detailed functioning of the hammer safety
- Other models with the same type of safety

Current prices of pinfire civilian revolvers

How to revive your vintage pinfire handguns

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