Caps and Cold Fingers

The gradual transition from flint ignition to a self- contained primer during the first few decades of the 19th Century was seen by many as a great improvement, but it did also create a few new difficulties for the sportsman in the field. A fresh primer was required for each shot and these needed to […]

Cartridge Extractors – their development and amazing variety

The second half of the 19th Century saw the introduction into Britain of the completely self-contained cartridge starting with the pinfire system and going into a centrefire cartridge later in the Century. These enabled much easier and rapid loading for the Victorian sportsman but could produce problems in the field through cartridge cases becoming stuck […]