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    STARR ARMS CO. D.A. 1858 ARMY REVOLVER CONVERSION - Serial number 11959, circa 1850-60s as originally manufactured in percussion. Circa 1870s as converted to .45 Colt cartridge. This is a very interested conversion of a U.S. Civil War vintage percussion revolver. The conversion obviously took place in Belgium as numerous Leige proofmarks can be found on the revolver frame, barrel and cylinder. Originally, Starr revolvers had .44 caliber 6 shot cylinders. The conversion cylinder is 5 shot. The design of this conversion makes it unhandy and impractical to cartridge; the following must be accomplished to physically load the revolver:
    1. Remove machine knurled screw from frame that secures the barrel assembly to the frame.
    2. Tip barrel assembly forward
    3. Pull trigger partially to rear to recase the locking bolt from the cylinder so it can be removed from the arbor.
    4. Find a stick or other object to eject the spent cartridge shells from the cylinder.
    5. Re-load cylinder and repeat in reverse the previous steps.

    Condition: Relatively even grey patina overall. This revolver has obviously been in it is current conversion state for probably 130 or more years based on its overall appearance. Original wood grips have been sanded with finish applied and are undersize to the grip strap. This is an extremely well made conversion. It would be a real plus to anyone's conversion collection.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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