of or relating to a cartridge fitted with a pin that, when struck by the hammer of the firearm, causes the cartridge to explode.
of or relating to a firearm that uses such a cartridge.
Origin of pinfire
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She had been killed by a bullet which fitted Nepcote's revolver, which was a pinfire weapon.The Hand in the Dark
Arthur J. Rees