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Anyone know the value of "ready to shoot" 7 mm pinfire ammo? I have some, not for sale, but the only place I've got any info from was a chap in Britain who was selling a handgun chambered for the round. He was selling the pistol for 10,000 british pounds, but had no idea of the value of ammunition, as he had never seen any.
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Clint

Asking how much a 7mm Pinfire is worth is like asking how much an automobile is worth. Lots of different kinds. We'd need a lot more info to make a good estimate. I can tell you, in general, that a plain vanilla variety is probably worth no more than a couple of bucks.

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Thanks Cheechako. To describe further it is in a box that, on top, says:

50 (picture of bullet) (trademark symbol)
PIN-FIRE
CARTRIDGES
FOR REVOLVERS.
_______Manufactured by_________
ELEY BROs., Ld., LONDON


The side says;

7M
Powder, 5 1/3 grains Bullet, 63 grains
ELEY BROs., LD., LONDON


Other side says;

W. R. PAPE,
NORTH of ENGLAND GUN WORKS,
NEWCASTLE-on-TYNE


The head stamp says; 7
ELEY

That's all I can tell you other than it's not for sale, I was just interested to find out any info any ya'll had on it. Price, vintage, etc....
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For clarification, the head stamp says;

7
ELEY


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Sounds like a common cartridge, as I said, worth a couple of bucks at most. If the box is original and in good condition it is probably worth more than the cartridge.

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Thanks. If you ever come across any others let me know. I'd be interested to see what they were selling for.
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Auction in PA, March 2004 - Lot of 10 pinfires from 5mm to 12mm sold for $22


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Just read this post. Sorry for the late reply. The "pinfire" came from a joint effort of Confederate General PTG Beauregard and Dr. Lefauxcheau. Normally, the South used the 5 & 7 mm pinfire. The North the more common 9, 12 and 15 mm. There are long and short versions. Your 7 mm at a CW auction could fetch $20-$25 per cartridge. A box of 50 with original box would bring more or less depending upon verification of wartime provinance. CS General "Stonewall" Jackson carried a pinfire as his sidearm. Having metal detected and dug over 14,000 civil war projectiles, they are my field of study. LDK


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Update: one of my civil war relic dealer friends just listed a box of 25 Eley 9mm for $350.00 as this was the most common caliber used by the US military as far as pinfire cartridges go. LDK


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Thanks for the info. I just checked back here for the first time in about a year and a half, so , "sorry for my late reply."


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