Antique CIVIL WAR Starr Arms Co. CAVALRY Carbine
Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine
Here we present an antique Starr Arms Co. Saddle Ring Percussion Carbine, made circa 1863 in Yonkers, New York. This carbine borrows elements from its contemporaries in some ways, and 20,601 were ordered by the Union during the American Civil War. The style and function certainly reflect the more popular Sharps rifle and carbine. These carbines were known to have been issued, especially in the Western Theater, to the following units: 1st Arkansas, 5th Kansas, 11th Missouri, and 24th New York.
The top of the barrel and the right side of the lock are marked “STARR ARMS CO. YONKERS NY”. Behind the breech is marked “STARR’S PATENT/SEPT. 14 1858”. The left side of the barrel is marked with the U.S. government inspector initials “L.A.B.”, for Lt. Commander Lester A. Beardslee. Small, single-letter inspector marks throughout.
The overall condition is very good. The blue finish on the barrel has turned plum with age. The markings are clear. The walnut stock shows use and remains solid. The bore is in good condition with nice rifling. The action is excellent. Here is a great example of a Civil War carbine that stands out with those brass accents!
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Barrel is 21 inches.
Caliber: .54 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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