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Article about: I have pinfire casing bottom part marked top L.M. & Co. in middle 16 bottom Wien It is thin metal casing about 6mm in heigth 19 mm Can someone please explain what kind of gun is it for a

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    Default Pinfire 16 Wien

    I have pinfire casing bottom part marked
    top L.M. & Co.
    in middle 16
    bottom Wien

    It is thin metal casing about 6mm in heigth
    19 mm

    Can someone please explain what kind of gun is it for
    and what time period is it ?

    Thank you.

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    Pinfire guns were mostly European made and produced around
    the 1880's. They weren't in use for long.........

    Pinfire cartridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    pinfire revolvers - Yahoo! Canada Image Search Results
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hi,LM&Co. is Ludwig Mendl & Co. Wien Austria, I don`t know what the no.16 refers to.....Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Austro-Hungary has been here in that time ... until end of WWI.
    Such a large caliber and such a thin layer of metal to support it.
    It is thinner than shotgun casing.

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    Can you post a picture of it,it sounds like you might have the base part of a 16 gauge pinfire shotgun shell.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    I would say that is a 16 gauge for sure.....Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    I agree with Pete, it is the base of a 16 bore shotgun cartridge, not a pistol round.

    The large pinfire pistol cartridges were usually 15mm.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Still it is pinfire type of catridge. Just for shotgun.
    Pinfire is dated from 1850-1870.

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