A Scarce Starr Double Action .36 Model 1858 Navy Revolver. With round sighted barrel retaining traces of original finish, solid frame stamped ‘STARR ARMS Co. New York’ and ‘STARRS PATENT JAN. 15. 1856’ retaining some original finish toward the rear of the frame, one piece walnut grip, matching serial numbers throughout.
Made 1858-60, in a total quantity of about 3000. All Starr revolvers were made at their factories in Binghampton and Yonkers, New York.
Serial Numbered from 1 on up. The unusual Starr Double Action mechanism was by no means of the conventional type. The so called double action is unique and may more aptly be termed, ‘self-cocking’ as the gun cannot be used on single action by manually pulling back the hammer alone. The Navy model is the most difficult Starr revolver to acquire, due to its limited production in comparison to with the Army types.
Norm Flayderman (2007) 9th Edition - Flaydermans Guide to Antique American Firearms and their values, Gun digest Books, USA.
Bore: .36 Calibre
Barrel Length: 6 Inches (15.24 cm)
Overall Length: 12 Inches (30.48 cm)