Posted 1 year ago
Since Kevin, AR8Jason, posted his teat-fire cartridge revolver by National Firearms Co. with the swivel gate in front of the cylinder (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/77328-cw-post-2000--moores-teat-fire-revol?in=1118), I thought I would show the other two versions of the 32 caliber teat-fire, front loading revolvers, manufactured by The Moore's & National Arms Co.
This is the first version manufactured by the Moore's Firearms Co.
The barrel is stamped: MOORE'S PAT. FIREARMS CO. BROOKLYN, N.Y.
The cylinder is marked: D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT/JAN. 5, 1864.
It has a small hinged swivel gate on the right side or the barrel lug ahead of the cylinder.
There were an estimated 20,000 of these manufactured.
This is serial number 102xx.
The name was changed to the National Arms Co. in or around 1866, and the National Arms Co. Brooklyn, N.Y. revolver that AR8Jason showed, is one of the 2nd version models manufactured. An estimated 5,000 of these were manufactured.
In the next two post I will show the 3rd version with the "hooked extractor" and the loading process.
Thanks for looking,