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 Posted: Thu Jan 11th, 2007 03:58 am
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Johan Steele
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Starr Army Revolver


                The Starr Army Revolver was made by the Starr Arms Company of Yonkers, New York.  It has the distinction of being the only government purchased pistol available in either single or double action.  The single action model was more popular because it was slightly less expensive and more suited to the habits of those who wished to purchase them.

                The Starr was easy to clean and maintain and had a reputation for dependability.  While overshadowed by the Remington & Colt it served well and was well liked by those that carried it.  The Starr was chambered in .44 caliber with six grooves.  The six rounds available in the cylinder in hard hitting .44 were rarely complained about.  After the men mustered out the majority were taken home by the men carried them throughout the war.  After the war many were converted to use a cartridge and weathered on until worn out.

The Starr Revolver made up about twelve percent of the revolver purchased for the Union Army.  Units such as the 4th Iowa Cavalry carried their Starr Revolvers throughout most of the War with few if any complaints.

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