CIVIL WAR Antique STARR Model 1863 ARMY Single Action .44 Caliber Revolver
Original PERCUSSION Single Action Army
Here we present an antique Starr Arms Co. Model 1863 Army Single Action Revolver, made circa 1864 in New York City with a production run between 1863 and 1865. Requiring all manners of firearms during the Civil War, the US government commissioned the Starr Arms Company to produce a Single Action version of its Double Action revolver. Both versions were taken on by the North with roughly 47,454 total produced. These saw the most use in the Western Campaign with three sub-variants of the base design, with those being the Double Action Navy of 1858 in .36 caliber, the Double Action Army of 1858 in .44 caliber, and the Single Action Army of 1863 in .44 caliber. Production numbers reached 3,000, 21,454, and 23,000 respectfully. Starr revolvers were one of the top handguns found on Civil War battlefields.
This gun was likely sold on the surplus market by the U.S. government after the war. Various conversions were performed on old percussion revolvers as a matter of practicality, and taken all over the United States, including out West. This one is a true survivor, remaining in its original .44 percussion state.
The overall condition is good. Original patina. The action is functional, though the mainspring is a bit anemic. The bore has good rifling. There is a slight bulge. The walnut grip is worn and remains solid. This is a great example of a very neat old Civil War single action cavalry revolver!
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Barrel is 8 inches.
Caliber: .44 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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