Starr Arms Co. Double Action Model 1858 Army Revolver

Starr Arms Co. Double Action Model 1858 Army Revolver

Starr Arms Co. Double Action Model 1858 Army Revolver | 23,000 manufactured 1850’s to 1860’s. Blued with walnut grips.  There is a star stamped under the serial number on barrel. All metal is a smooth grey patina with sharp legends. Strong, clean bore. Excellent grips.

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  • Starr Arms Co. Double Action Model 1858 Army Revolver | 23,000 manufactured 1850’s to 1860’s. Blued with walnut grips.  There is a star stamped under the serial number on barrel. All metal is a smooth grey patina with sharp legends. Strong, clean bore. Excellent grips. Manufacturer: Starr, Model: 1858 Army, Serial Number: 375, Caliber: .44 Percussion, Barrel Length: 6″, FFL Status: Antique, Paperwork.

    About 23,000 double-action Starr revolvers were manufactured in the late 1850s and early 1860s. Of these, most were purchased by the U.S. Army. Starr revolvers, in both single-and double-action models, represented over 12 percent of the side arms issued to Union cavalry troops. Only Colt and Remington revolvers were more frequently encountered in the hands of Northern soldiers.

    Starr revolvers were invented by Eben Townsend Starr of New York City, grandson of Nathan Starr and son of Nathan Starr, Jr., famous U. S. swordmakers and riflemakers of Middletown, Connecticut. This model is marked on the right side of its frame “STARR’S PATENT JAN. 15, 1856.”, and on the left side, “STARR. ARMS. Co. NEW YORK.” The patent date refers to E. T. Starr’s U. S. Patent 14,118 for a self-cocking percussion pepperbox. His U.S. Patent 30,843, December 4, 1860, was for his double-action revolver.

    Starr firearms were made at Yonkers, Binghamton, and Morrisania, New York, from 1858 to 1867. The New York City address referred to the Starr Arms Company store and office at 267 Broadway. Starr double-action .44 caliber revolvers, with serial numbers from 1 to about 23,000, were manufactured first, and Starr single-action .44 caliber revolvers, with serial numbers from about 23,000 to about 54,000, last.

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  • Weight

    3lb.

    Height

    6"

    Width

    10"

    Depth

    3"

    Weight

    3lb.

    Height

    6"

    Width

    10"

    Depth

    3"

    Date

    19th Century

    Origin

    American