1858 Starr Arms Co 44 cal Army Revolver

Original 1858 Starr Arms Co 44 cal.

Army Model.

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The Starr 1858 Army Revolver, chambered in .44 caliber, was a groundbreaking firearm of the American Civil War era. Approximately 21,000 of these revolvers were produced by Starr Arms Company, with the majority being purchased by the Union Army. This particular model showcases a unique double-action trigger mechanism, a technological advancement for its time.

The first trigger pull cocks the hammer and rotates the cylinder, while the second trigger pull releases the hammer to fire the weapon.

This innovative design allowed for a faster rate of fire compared to traditional single-action revolvers. The Starr 1858 Army Revolver played a significant role in the conflict, arming soldiers on both sides and contributing to the evolution of firearm technology.

Year

1858

Era

19th Century

Brand

Starr Arms

Marking

Ball and Powder

Serial

Army

Country

USA

Military Grouping

Army

Theatre

Civil War