Pinfire revolvers explained

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)
- Improved loading gate
- 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
How to revive your vintage pinfire handguns
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