The Teat-fire cartridge was the brainchild of Daniel Moore and manufactured by Moore and his partner David Williamson for their .32 caliber Pocket Revolver, which was produced under both the Moore and National Arms marques by the National Arms Company of Brooklyn, New York in the mid-19th century.
The Moore Teat-fire cartridge was designed to get around the Rollin White “bored through” patent owned by Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson.
Although it fell by the wayside when the rimfire cartridge was developed it was one of the more (no pun intended) successful solutions to get around the Rollin White patent. .
Moore's Caliber .32 Teat-fire Pocket Revolver proved fairly popular and National Arms produced about 30,000 pocket revolvers from 1864 to 1870, also during this time, National Arms produced a .45 caliber revolver on their own. Collectors speculate that only a handful are believed to exist today. There is also some speculation that some of these revolvers saw service in the Civil War, however I have seen no documentation that would confirm this. One could assume that any side arm of that period may have carried in the war.
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