DOUBLE-ACTION STARR .44 REVOLVER

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Item Code: 2022-2435

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This is a double-action Starr revolver in good condition that was likely for the civilian market. It is all original and had at some point been nickel plated; much of that plating is now worn off. The rest of the exposed gun metal shows a matching brown tone.

The markings in the metal are: serial number 21588 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. The wood grip shows light wear, tight fit, fine brown color, and no inspector cartouches visible.

The overall condition is good. Patches of nickel plating remain on the muzzle and various places on underside of frame and around trigger. All other gun metal has matching brown tone. A few small dings here and there. Bore is dark but retains good rifling. Double-action mechanics are crisp and strong.

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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