What are the chances a 150-year-old pinfire revolver and ammunition will actually shoot?
In the case of this pinfire revolver the chances are very good.
Watch this video and see a 150-year-old pinfire revolver and vintage ammunition actually shot.
When you have a 150-year-old pinfire revolver, it might be a miracle that it even shoots. It is even rarer to have a vintage 150 year old pinfire cartridge fire in this same revolver.
Well, that is exactly what happened in this test video. With the years of possible primer and powder deterioration, this cartridge did fire and put a hole in a plywood board. The lead bullet was recovered showed a great impact on it had occurred.
Those old bullets you have on that shelf may still have a lot of zip left in them.