.44 caliber. 8" barrel length. SN: 26662. Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut one-piece grip. Standard one-line Starr Arms address and patent markings on left and right side of frame under cylinder. Matching numbers on lower front of frame, in hammer cut out of frame and on cylinder. No visible cartouches on grip and no visible sub-inspection marks on metal. The initials "GMC" are carved into the upper portion of the left side of the grip. Starr Model 1863 production started at roughly serial number 23,000, so this is a fairly early production gun at #26662. Approximately 32,000 Starr Model 1863 revolvers were purchased by the US government during the last two years of the American Civil War.
Good. Retains no finish, with metal showing an old cleaning and starting to tone to a mottled gray and brown patina. Metal with scattered pitting, markings mostly clear and legible. Revolver times and indexes correctly but the bolt stop does not correctly disengage to free the cylinder was half cock. Bore poor with no visible rifling and heavy pitting. Grip with heavy wear, bumps, dings and chipped loss.
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