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This is a "Starr Patent Arms" .44 Cal. single action revolver, from the Civil War Era. It belonged to My Grandfather, & His Father before Him. The date on the side of the frame is; "Jan. 15th. 1856" When I was younger, My Grandfather & I shot it regularly. When He passed away in 1973, I inherited it. It has an amazing trigger pull ! Like breaking glass, @ 2 1/2#.
It only comes out of the safe occasionally, to be cleaned, oiled, & put back again. I wouldn't part with it, but no longer wish to fire it. Some Day maybe My Son will !






 

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That is a great piece of history there!

Did you know that Starr made the first double action revolver? Yep, a black powder DA revolver. Way ahead of its time.
 

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Yes, I've seen several of the Double Actions at gun shows, but You don't see too many, & I think even fewer of the Single Actions any more.
 

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I would love to own a gun from that era. What a great piece of history you have there! Boy oh boy if that gun could talk! Thanks for the post Jim. :D
 

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Jim, I am a real Civil War buff. I love to study that part of our history. As has been said, you have a great piece of history, as well as family heritage, there. Treasure it forever.....
 

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fine lookin' revolver there......
just about all of my bp shootin' revolves around a 54 hawken. Been threatenin' to get a bp pistol again but it keeps getin' pushed to the back burner. Would like to get one of those lyman great plains pistols.
 

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I've sat & reminesced, about the times that My Grandfather & I used to shoot this one, & have been thinking about buying one of the better Colt replica's. I've seen some really nice ones now. Even the new genuine Colt's aren't all that expensive, & they are a lot of fun ! I might just have to do that soon.

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another great positive about most bp weapons----no stinkin' paperwork as deliver to your house---at least in these parts. A lot of fellers play with the brass frame revolvers that i've seen probably due to the lower costs, but they seem to be holding up well as they don't hot rod them. Now if i was going to try a revolver though, i'm torn between a .36 navy replica (wild Bill) or the ruger old army (shear stength and optonal aftermarket 45 colt cylinder).

The Lewis and Clark in me says get the single shot, but the cowboy screams revolver.
 

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unusual under-hammer design there...........very creative and functional as i'm only familer with them on rifles...............

is that t/c sights on her?
 

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unusual under-hammer design there...........very creative and functional as i'm only familer with them on rifles...............

is that t/c sights on her?
Yes they are TC sight and 10/22 barrel band for trigger guard. It will
clover leaf at 25yds all day
 

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well that's a creative way to make a trigger guard! :)
 

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Saw one of these for sale in a local gun shop today Mag 41. First one I have seen except the one on display in the museum at the Lost Dutchman's Mine. Asking price is $1200 and if I had the money I would grab it in a minute.
 
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