NICE DOUBLE-ACTION STARR .44 REVOLVER

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Item Code: 2023-3155

This double-action Starr revolver is complete, all original, and in very good condition. It features strong stampings, matching condition and tone on all gun metal, and one inspector cartouche on the grip.

The markings in the metal are strong: serial number 15431 on the cylinder; “STARR ARMS, Co. NEW. YORK.” on the lower left frame; and “STARR’S PATENT JAN. 15, 1856” on the lower right frame. Small sub-inspector stamps are visible on all parts. The wood grip shows light wear, tight fit, fine dark color, and an inspector cartouche on the right side.

The overall condition is very good. All gun metal has matching pewter tone with little to no blue remaining. A very few small dings here and there. Bore retains good rifling. Double-action mechanics work well with the exception that the trigger needs to be pulled forward after firing; spring is fine, the trigger just seems to get hung up on something internally.

The Starr Arms Company in Binghamton, NY, was the third largest supplier of revolvers to the U.S government in the Civil War, delivering 16,100 of these .44 caliber double-action revolvers on contract from January 1862 to mid-1863, and another 4,950 in May 1864 on a separate purchase agreement, for a total of 21,050. Non-governmental sales are estimated at 2,000, for a total production run of about 23,000. Colt’s pricing practices had left a bad taste in the mouths of ordnance officers and Starr and Remington revolvers gained preference by 1864. [jet] [ph:L]

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