Antique STARR 1858 Army Revolver CARTRIDGE CONV.
Post-Civil War Cartridge Converted Revolver
Here we present an antique Starr Arms Company Model 1858 Double Action Army Revolver, made circa 1861 in New York. Though not nearly as many of these were made as the Colt 1860s or Remington 1858s, the Starr represents probably the third-most issued revolver during the American Civil War. It would have been used most widely by cavalrymen. It differed tremendously from the other revolvers in its class by being double actioned. The large, curved trigger cocked the hammer and revolved the cylinder, and, at the end of travel, tripped the trigger at the back of the trigger guard, firing the revolver.
This revolver was originally made during the American Civil War in the percussion format. After the war, it was very likely taken home by the soldier and subsequently updated to the cartridge format. The small, single letter government inspector initials are visible throughout.
The overall condition is near fine. The metal surfaces bear about 45% of the original blue finish. The markings are clear. The walnut grip is smooth and well-used. The bore is bright and sharp. The action is strong with occasional hesitancy in cylinder revolution. Here is a great Civil War Cavalry revolver updated in the 1870s for an armed citizen!
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Barrel is 6 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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