A Star 1863 Army Percussion Revolver.
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14 ¾” overall, 8” barrel with blade foresight, inspector’s mark on left hand side. 6 shot 44 calibre cylinder, frame stamped ‘Star Patent Jan 15 1856’ on the right hand side and ‘Star Arms Co New York’ on the left hand side. Numbered 29557 single action. Walnut one piece grips with faint inspector’s mark
In good condition, some fading to brown finish, with numerous military inspectors’ marks. Action slightly cranky, indexes poorly .
After Colts and Remingtons the Star is the most common Civil War revolver with the US Government buying about 25,000.