Starr Arms, Model Calvary Carbine. MFG: 1855-57, Cal. .54 Percus...
Item # 4299
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Starr Arms, Model Calvary Carbine. MFG: 1855-57, Cal. .54 Percussion, S/N: 5597, Breech Percussion Carbine, 21'' Round barrel. This is an outstanding example of one of approximately 20,600 percussion carbines ordered by the Union & produced by Starr Arms Company of Yonkers, New York circa 1862 to 1865. This carbine is a .54 caliber percussion, single shot with a falling block breech mechanism. 21'' round barrel, The lock is marked ''STARR ARMS CO. / YONKERS, N.Y.'' & the upper tang is marked ''STARRS PATENT / SEPT. 14TH 1858'' directly behind the hammer. The top of the barrel in front of the rear sight is marked ''STARR ARMS CO YONKERS N.Y.'', The left side of the barrel at the breech is marked ''LAB'' & the left side of the rear sight base is marked with the letter ''B''. Fixed front & two leaf rear sights, Saddle ring & staple mounted on the left rear of receiver, Brass single barrel band marked with a ''U'' & buttplate with an ''S'' on tang. The barrel black finish is retained at 30% with the receiver mostly silver with black spot erosion. The original wood stocks are very good with nicks & dings, & some cracks leading from the toe. Mounted with a smooth forearm. The left side of the barrel is marked with the U.S. government inspector initials ''L.A.B.'', for Lt. Commander Lester A. Beardslee. The letters ''L.D.N.'' are stamped on left side of wrist. The letters ''S.T.B.'' are stamped on the upper rear comb of the stock by the buttplate tang. The serial # is stamped under the forearm on the barrel. Bore is very good. In government tests of the Starr carbine, it rated higher than the better known Sharps carbines. The Starr carbine was issued primarily to Union cavalry troops in of the 1st Arkansas, 5th Kansas, 11th Missouri, & 24th New York. Rare & collectible Starr Carbine. Antique, No FFL Req. - Value: 2000 to 4000



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Starr Arms, Model Calvary Carbine. MFG: 1855-57, Cal. .54 Percus...
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