Object Title

Percussion six-shot revolver - Starr Model 1860

Percussion six-shot revolver - Starr Model 1860

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XII.4946

Provenance

Bequeathed by J.B.P. Young, 1980

Physical Description

A single action solid frame percussion revolver, in six shot configuration. It has a loading lever underneath the barrel, and one piece wooden grips. The cylinder has unusual ovel lock-stop indentations. Overall condition is worn and lightly pitted

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 33479

Calibre

.44 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Frame: STARR ARMS CO NEW YORK. Right side: STARR'S PATENT JAN 15 1856 and STARR'S 1860 PATENT FRAME

Associations

Places USA

Notes

G.Boothroyd, The Handgun pp137-139