Who made this pinfire recapper loading tool?
I wish I could be of assistance regarding the maker. But thanks for posting. I have reloaded pinfire shells. This tool is a great design, I can see how much more easy it would be to recap a shell with something like this.
Many of the boxwood pinfire tools are French. I cannot read the stampings on the pictures of the tool, but therein lies the tale.
The stamp is:
F.C. INVon Btee S.G.D.G. A.C.
This can be read as F.C. Invention Breveté S.G.D.G A.C.
Breveté S.G.D.G means Breveté Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement, or patent without government guarantees
I am not sure what the A.C. is but other things have that too.
F.C. should be the initials of the patentee.
FC maybe Ferdinand Claudin ,but I don’t think…
Interesting. Anyone have any info on:
|Cote du dossier||1BB30328|
|Type de brevet||Brevet d’invention de 15 ans|
|Titre||amorce-cartouche et son tire-broche|
|Nombre d’additions||1 addition|
|Année de dépôt||1856|
|Adresse du déposant||Paris (1, rue Joquelet, Seine)/Paris (7, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Martin, Seine)|
|Profession du déposant||fabricant d’armes/bijoutier|
|Numéro de dépôt||30328|
|Date de dépôt||30/12/1856|
Aaron and all, thanks for the help. I have a fine F Claudin 16 ga. double shotgun with a modified Lefaucheux design. Under the forend lever is Claudin Brevete. This could be the F C person in question.
Yes. Plus Claudin (and Charles, whoever he is) has the patent I mentioned above with the description:
“amorce-cartouche et son tire-broche” which translates to: “cartridge primer and pin puller” which sounds very much like this tool.
I said “I don’t think” because Claudin signed firearms “Fd Claudin” “Claudin Breveté” “FD Claudin Brevete Boulevard des Italiens 38 Paris”
I have never seen tis stamp but not imposible.