The Pinfire Patents by James Erskine

James Erskine, a gunmaker and inventor from Newton Stewart, Scotland had a prolific career inventing and patenting many improvements to guns and cartridge loading machines. His patented cartridge filler was universally accepted and used by all of the great British gunmakers of the day! This article takes a detailed look at many of these important patents.


Excellent research. For your readers, here is an Erskine pinfire, an un-numbered 12-bore: