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c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver
  • c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver

c1863 US Civil War Starr 44 Single Action Percussion Revolver

Price:

£1,850.00


Product Description

A good example of a rare American Civil War period Starr, single-action, percussion revolver, produced by the Starr Arms Company of New York.

This large pistol is in a .44 calibre (11.2 mm).
Starr was the third largest producer of revolvers for the Union behind Colt and Remington. Whilst the Starr double-action revolver (started in 1858) was criticised for its complicated action, the single-action proved very reliable, but did not start production until 1863. The U.S. Army ordered 25,000 (only 23,000 produced) examples of the Model 1863 Starr, making them rare finds today. This example has the serial number of 28875, indicating that it was an early issue around the end of 1863. The 6 chamber cylinder number matches the pistol. Research apparently ties this pistol as issued to the 2nd Illinois Cavalry, during the Civil War. This explains the cavalry crossed sabres that appear on the top of the wooden handle. They were originally metal badges, which have left their silhouette on the black walnut wood. Despite being a rugged and reliable gun, the company couldn't compete with the popularity of the Colt and the company ceased trading in 1867.

The pistol is a black powder firer, with a percussion cap, which means that it is considered an antique with obsolete calibre and does not require a licence to own. Nor does it require to be officially deactivated.

Size: 34 x 15 x 4.5cm (13 ½ x 6 x 1 ¾ inches)
Barrel Length: 20.2 cm (8 inches)
Weight: 1320 g

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