Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I see big clouds of white smoke in my future...


In comments here, Michael Z. Williamson dropped a link to an awesome French website that sells reloadable shells for old .32 and .41 rimfire guns and reloadable pinfire cartridges, as well as several other black powder calibers. They have a reloading kit for 11x59R Gras!

They'll even ship to the US, although international shipments obviously don't come with primers, but that's a minor obstacle...

16 comments:

Gewehr98 said...

French, eh?

.22 blanks as primers, for the few chamberings they have images of. Berdan or Boxer for the others? (My bet is on the former...)

Tam said...

If you dig through the website enough, they seem to have images of nearly everything, it's just organized about as well as you'd expect "Jacque's Antique Reloading Shacque" to be. ;)

http://www.hc-collection.com/PBSCProduct.asp?ItmID=2964571

staghounds said...

Très jolie, mec! Beaucoup de plaisir et de vêtements sales vous attendent!

Vervolgens wordt een 71-88?

Firehand said...

Who let that furriner in here?

staghounds said...

Comme mon amie La Hon dit une fois à un Français à Nîmes,

"Étrangère? Mais non, vous vous trompez.

Je suis Anglais.

C'est vous qui sont les étrangers."

I swear by 19 Rue St. Honoré, the captcha is LIQUE

Anonymous said...

Loved the links:

www.boutetparis.com/accueil_en.php

You think civil re-rennactors are nuts, there's Napoleonic War re-enactors too... on horses, charging

Drang said...

"Is Tamara OK? She hasn't posted in DAYS!"
"Oh, no, she's juts trying to decipher Froggish instructions for reloading ammo no one thought existed..."

WV: herwha. She's reloading her wha'?

gandalf23 said...

is the .41 rimfire on that site what's used in .Swiss Veterlii rifles? My cousin has one, well, technically his wife does, and to my knowledge it's never been fired since she got it because of a serious lack of ammo. AS luck would have it, I've got him for the secret santa this year, so that would be cool it if would work.

Tam said...

Sadly, no. :(

Those are the .41RF Short used in Remington-pattern derringers, I believe.

Anonymous said...

The most incredible!!!!!!!!:

http://www.hc-collection.com/PBSCCatalog.asp?ActionID=67174912&PBCATID=678382&PBCATName=Cartouches%20papier%20combustible%20calibres%20.36''%20et%20.44''%20revolver%20poudre%20noire

Robin said...

gandalf, there are ways to convert the rimfire Vetterli to centerfire.

Don said...

OOOHH!

I'm gonna write that out on a post-it and give it to my dad. Thanks! He loves old pinfires.

Firehand said...

Hey, I've got a friend with an old Remington derringer and maybe ten rounds remaining; I think he's already ordered the sample set to try out.

Windy Wilson said...

There is a whole bulletin board with numerous threads on reloading the .41 cartridges in the Swiss Vetterli on WWW.theswissrifles.commessageboard.yuku.com.
They give instructions on converting the rifle to .41 center fire, and thereafter reloading formulas.

Kristopher said...

Heh ... that end of the pool gets deep.

Time to collect euro pinfire revolvers. They are fairly cheap.

Dixie gun works does sell .32 rimfire reloadable shells. You shove .22 acorn blanks into the offset primer pockets, and load with black powder and roundshot.

Michael Z. Williamson said...

Kristopher: I believe Dixie gets them from the guy in France...