a.1.(Mil.) Having a firing pin to explode the cartridge; as, a pin-fire rifle.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The surrendered firearms included two SKS military-style semi-automatic rifles, a 150-year-old Belgian Lefaucheux 9mm pin-fire revolver plus a tin of original rounds, which had been used to guard the mail coach between Richmond and Hobart, and two guns that had been reported stolen since 1995: a .222 calibre rifle and a Norinco NZ759mm pistol.
* 12mm Lefaucheux Pin Fire--the first successful metallic cartridge, the "pin-fire" round had a pin sticking out of its case which, when struck by the hammer, ignited a primer held inside a fiber wad at the base of the cartridge.
Baganalstown-based vet Michael Keane carried out the delicate pin-fire operation on Danoli's leg at Tom's stables at Aughabeg, Co Carlow.