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Cased Pair of Model 1858 Starr Army Double Action Revolvers
« on: February 26, 2013, 06:21:13 PM »

Here is the only known cased pair of Model 1858 Starr Army Double Action revolvers, serial numbers 6613 and 6805.  They are caliber .36 with 6” barrels.  They are engraved and silver plated with a military motif on the top straps.  I think they were a bribery gift (Sam Colt wasn’t the only one) to someone of influence as the Army forced Starr to retool, resulting in the Model 1863 Single Action at a lower unit cost.  Accessories are also silver plated and it has one of few original care broadsides with it.  The Eley cap boxes are marked for Starrs Pt. – very rare as they are usually marked for Colts Pt..'



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