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STARR ARMS Co. StÝckel: Yonkers, NY, produced the STARR army revolver, patent 14118 on Jan. 15, 1856. From these 48,952  were delivered to the US government.

double action = first trigger to revolve the cylinder, second to fire the hammer

left side: STARR ARMS Co. NEW YORK

right side: STARR'S PATENT JAN. 15. 1856

on cylinder: 10316

ramrod unhinged

JWK = John W. Kelly army inspector 1853 - 1864

 

Starr Arms Model 1858 Army Revolver

serial #10316, caliber .44 percussion, 6Ē round barrel with fixed front sigh, underneath ejector attached. Double action = first trigger to revolve the cylinder, second to fire the hammer. Barrel and frame retain 60% original blue finish with the balance toning to a mottled brown. The cylinder is primarily a pleasing smooth dull gray and a turn ring is present. The hammer retains about 40% of its original case colors with the balance toning to a dark gray. The smooth walnut one-piece grip rates fine with sharp cartouches on both sides JWK = John W. Kelly army inspector 1853 - 1864. A few minor dings in the grip. The grip frame, cylinder and are grip matching numbered. A very good example overall of these neat large frame double action revolvers. Flayderman's # 7A-112: only 2,250 specimens made and rarely found with inspector stampings.    $2,500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starr Arms Civil War Army revolver, single action,
serial # 39232, cal. .44 percussion, 8" barrel with fixed sight,
iron parts bright blue, hammer with some case hardening,
varnished grip with cartouche showing army acceptance,
Flayderman's # 7A-114
In good working order, a few parts showing minor pinprick,  otherwise fine condition.     $3,750.

 

 

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