This pistol is one of several Smith & Wesson patent infringements during the 1860s. Approximately 30,000 were made circa 1864 to 1870. It utilized a special .32cal teat-fire cartridge designed by Daniel Moore and David Williamson. It was loaded from the front with the ‘teat’ to the rear. This 6-shot revolver has a 3-1/4″ barrel. Overall it measures 7-1/8″ and has a brass frame. The birds head grip is made of 2-piece walnut. This model has a small hinged swivel gate on the right side of the barrel lug, in front of the cylinder, that prevents the cartridges from falling out after they are inserted. The barrel markings are “MOORE’S PAT. FIREARMS CO. BROOKLYN, N.Y.”, in a single line on top. All matching serial numbers, even the barrel wedge is numbered. Reportedly some of these were carried late in the American Civil War.
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