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12 bore "side pin" cartridge - correct term is Pin Fire

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12 bore "side pin" cartridge - correct term is Pin Fire

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Sorry if wrong subforum, but did not seem to fit any of the others any better.

A very simple question.
The other day I found a 12 bore "side pin" cartridge head, which are fairly infrequent finds compared with the modern "centre fire" type which we all find too many of.

I have found 2 or 3 of these and they would have been used between the old "musket ball" flintlock guns and todays "modern" shotguns, but can anybody please give me a likely date range for this.

Thanks in advance.
Evan

Edited after replies to give correct term for these cartridges.
Last edited by Saffron on Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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