CIVIL WAR Antique CAVALRY Carbine STARR ARMS PERCUSSION Saddle Ring
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. The Starr Arms Co. manufactured 20,601 of these breechloading percussion carbines between 1862 and 1865. Most Starr carbines were issued to Federal cavalry units 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 Ordnance sub-inspection mark “H.G.S.” is stamped on the left side of the barrel at the breech for Henry G. Shaw.
The overall condition is good. The action is strong all around. The bore is bright. A little fraying at the toe of the buttstock. The hammer screw is absent, though the hammer stays tightly affixed. A neat piece of Civil War history!
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Barrel is 21 inches in length.
Caliber: .54 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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