.54 caliber, 21" barrel secured by a single brass band, S/N 13057. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass mountings, walnut stock and forend. Standard two-line Starr marking on back-action lock plate, with two-line patent marking on receiver tang. Standard one-line barrel mark behind barrel band. Weak cartouche at wrist. Original leaf rear sight, front sight, sling ring attached to receiver with staple. The Springfield Research Service shows that Starr Carbine #13058 (one number off) was issued to Company A of the 17th Illinois Cavalry.
Good. Retains no finish, with a mottled and oxidized gray patina. Markings remain clear on the lock and receiver, weaker on the barrel. Cartouche visible but indistinct. Brass with a nice, uncleaned patina. Mechanically functional, good bore with some light pitting. Stock and forend with scattered bumps and bruises.
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