Origin of rimfire
Examples from the Web for rim-fire
In rim-fire cartridges the .22-calibre conical-ball cartridge is used in considerable quantity.The Modern American Pistol and Revolver|A. C. Gould
"What we call a rim-fire saddle," laughed Searles, who joined the conversation.John Ermine of the Yellowstone|Frederic Remington
It is also made for rifled small-arms especially for rim-fire rifles.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
You say, Mr. Hale, the prisoner told you the night you spent at his home that this rifle was rim-fire?The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
Prob'ly they're center-fire ca'tridges for rim-fire guns, or vicy-versy.The Wilderness Trail|Frank Williams