This is my last revolving Pinfire and I am uncertain if it is 28ga or 15mm calibre.
The chambers do not have a rim step and a 15mm cartridge fits nicely without any slack but is about 1mm below the cylinder face. A 28ga fits too without slack and is
slightly proud of the cylinder face. I am unsure which is the correct cartridge.
The cylinder is 54.5mm long so would fit a 2 1/8" case but 28ga shotshells are usually 63 to 65mm long. I do not have a shortened case to check if the cylinder still rotates.
The name on the barrel is inlaid in silver and looks very nice.
The barrel is marked Fa TOMAS ARINO which sounds Sth American ?
What does Fa stand for and is it a dealer or maker name?
6 chambers, smooth bore (no rifling) and a shotgun type front sight.
No proof or makers stamps , only a C on the loading gate.
Replaced gate catch , screw and missing a front sling swivel?
Barrel is 631mm (2’ 1") long and approx. 1090mm (3’ 7") overall length.
Not in mint condition but still interesting. All comments are welcome.