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.32 Teat-Fire Cylinder & Loaded Cartridge

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Outdoor Sports374 of 1336Vintage Coleman camp stoveMoore's National Arms Co. .32 Teat-Fire With Hook Extractor
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Posted 1 year ago


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Photo #1 is showing the rear of the cylinder with the end of the teat-fire cartridge protruding through the small hole. The hammer strikes the "teat" to fire the bullet (similar to the way a rim-fire cartridge is fired).
Photo #2 shows the cartridge seated into the front of the recessed cylinder.
Photo #3 shows the loaded cartridge with the barrel back on and the "hook extractor" in the closed position not allowing the cartridge to be forced out. The frame of the barrel keeps the other cartridges in the loaded cylinders from moving forward.
Photo #4 shows the "hook extractor" pushing out the spent cartridge.
In 1869-70, Colt purchased the Moore's/National Arms Co.
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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    The 3 versions:
    .32 teat-fire version 1: Moore’s Pat. Firearms Co.

    .32 teat-fire version 2: National Firearms Co. with small swivel gate.

    .32 teat-fire version 3: National Firearms Co. with “hook extractor”.
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks mustangtony & spititinthesky3 for the appreciation.
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Kevin for the appreciation.
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    I wish I had the very rare Moore's .45 cal. teat-fire to go along with these, but this is a pretty good display.
    Moore also made a Open-Top Single Action Belt Revolver in .32 cal. rimfire, with a trigger guard (vs a spur trigger) that was a direct infringement on the S&W patent.
    I wish I could explain the loading & extracting system of the teat-fire well enough so blunderbuss2 could envision it.
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    I think I paid almost as much for the cartridge a few years ago as I did for the revolver in 1967.
    Thanks for the comment on the views.
  6. Bootson Bootson, 1 year ago
    Thanks for all the posts on these guns, I have never heard of "teat-fire" before. ...interesting.
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Bootson for the appreciation. I'm glad you enjoyed it and was able to see a part of history you had not seen before.
  8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    I understand after hearing the correct terminology for the parts. Even if I still didn't understand, this post covers everything clearly.
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    I'm glad things got cleared up for you on these teat-fires & thanks for the appreciation.
  10. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
  11. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks petey for the appreciation.
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks ttomtucker for the appreciation.

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