ENGRAVED Antique CIVIL WAR Era MOORE’S PATENT CO. .32 BELT Revolver SCARCE
Scarce & Very Collectible Civil War Revolver
Here we present an antique Engraved Moore’s Patent Firearms Co. Single Action Belt Revolver. These revolvers were made in Brooklyn, New York from 1861-1863 and number less than 8,000 in total. In this era, many companies infringed on the Rollin White patent. They were promptly sued. Others tried and succeeded in finding ways around the patent to make metallic cartridge revolvers while the Rollin White Patent was still in effect. Daniel Moore, the designer of this revolver was one who did both. He designed a cartridge revolver that was the first “swing-out” cylinder revolver, but blatantly infringed on S&W’s patent. He was sued and lost. The other significance of this pistol is that many of these are known to have been purchased by Union officers and enlisted men for use during the American Civil War.
Mechanically, this revolver utilizes a push-button release that allows the barrel and cylinder to cant to the right for loading and unloading. The cylinder is chambered for 7 shots of .32 rimfire and is fully bored through, violating the Smith & Wesson owned Rollin White Patent. The pistol also features full factory engraving on the brass frame, which is quite handsome.
The overall condition is good. The action is strong. Good bore for its age. Solid grip, contains only light handling wear. Some original silver is present on the engraved frame. Markings are legible.
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Barrel is 5 inches.
Caliber: .32 rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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