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    Starr Arms Co. Model 1858 Double Action .44 Caliber Percussion Navy Revolver. Starr produced, at his Binghamton, New York factory, 3,000 of this model between 1859 and 1860. One hundred were ordered by the Navy Department in October 1861, but were rejected and returned to Starr. However, the Ordnance Department purchased 1,402 before January 1862, 1,000 of which were delivered in 1861. It is generally believed that a total of 2,250 Starr Navy revolvers were purchased by the federal government or directly by various military departments.

    This is a model 1858 with serial No. 1090. Frame markings "Starr Arms Co. New York" and "Starr's patent Jan. 15, 1856". No inspector markings on this gun (indicating a civilian sale). Has walnut grips.

    Condition:
    Relatively even grey patina overall, has pitting and some rust.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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