Boxes of Pinfire Ammo

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  1. 45Auto

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    Paper box of French 12mm Long PinFire

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    Tin box of German made 12mm Short PinFire

    The box is tin. Pressed into the lid is the maker's name it looks like Dusseldorf below.

    I have never seen boxes like the above for sale. Any thoughts on the value?
  2. Hammerslagger

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    No real idea. They would be most valuable to a collector with a near 100% revolver in the calibers that you have.
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    Another interesting box. UMC 7mm pinfire. I had no idea they ever made these.
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    its worth a fortune to the right person,
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    An great assortment of boxes Lefaucheux54. I enjoyed looking around your website. I wish I could understand the text but I was a bad student and did not pay attention in French class.

    Have you ever seen UMC boxes of pinfire ammo in Europe? I wonder if UMC made it for export since I don't see much of it over here.

    Best regards,
    Greg
  7. lefaucheux 54

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    yes , one of these days I'll have to translate every thing in English .... but I think the pictures are telling already a lot ...
    No never seen UMC boxes in Europe , I think these were specially made for the American market .... It's funny , it's not the first time I'am seeing an american ammunition box with a fault in the name of Lefaucheux ..... ( this is the right way ) and not Lefaucheaux
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    Lefaucheux - Got any ballpark figure for what a box is worth; I'm sure there's plenty of variables involved, but a general $$$ is peaking my curiosity. Thanks, the sites and info on these has been an interesting read.

    BTW - took a look around on the links you posted in the C/R threads, that gave me a good general idea. Thanks again Lefaucheux !
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  9. lefaucheux 54

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    The price of box's is very variable .... the 2 box's of 5 mm very rare , I found it nearly for nothing ..... $ 30 the 2 and the 15 mm also rare I bought it for $ 200 , the rest was in between ....

    LF
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    Well this is something that I'll keep an eye out for then, I collect a few cartidges and these are rather interesting. If I find some for a decent price, I will pick it up.

    Wonder if primers for these are available at Midway? :rolleyes:
  11. 45Auto

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    No. 11 percussion caps work fine.
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