CIVIL WAR era Antique STARR Model 1863 Single Action Army .44 Colt Revolver
Converted to .44 Colt from Percussion!
Here we present an antique Starr Arms Co. Single Action Model 1863 Army Revolver Converted to .44 Colt, made circa 1864 in New York City. 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.
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 one of those that was converted to .44 Colt.
The overall condition is good. The action is strong. The cylinder indexes well but two out of the six chambers are a little weak on the lockup. Well used walnut grip with a shadow of a cartouche on the right side. The bore is in good shape for age. It has nice rifling. This is a Civil War period revolver that got new life with the cartridge conversion!
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Barrel is 8 inches.
Caliber: .44 Colt
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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