A Starr Arms Company American Civil War era .44 Percussion 1858 Army Revolver Circa 1858-1863. The blued framed stamped STARR ARMS CO. NEW YORK on on side and on the other side of the frame STARR'S PATENT JAN 15,18566. The wood grips stamped with civil war period inspectors mark. one grip chipped. (please see photo). This revolver has one quite clear US government inspectors mark to one grip. Double and single action. Ebenezer Starr (1816-1899) who came from a family of sword-smiths designed 3 percussion revolvers, the ·36 calibre self cocking or double action model, the ·44 self cocking model and the ·44 calibre single action or Model 1863 revolver. They were all made by the Starr Arms Co. at Yonkers, New York. The Starr Model 1858 revolvers were the third most widely used revolvers by the Union forces during the Civil War. Around 23,000 of these Model 1858 Army revolvers were manufactured in the late 1850s and early 1860s, most were sold to the U.S. government. This is a good example of a double action Starr percussion revolver used during the American Civil War era. Circa 1861-1865. Good working action. Overall length 12 inches. In good overall condition retaining traces of it's original finish. one grip chipped. (please see photo). Ref 3851.
This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only.
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