Starr Percussion Carbine

.54 caliber. 21" barrel secured by a single barrel band. SN: 1453. Blued and color casehardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock and forend. Standard lock and barrel marks, two soft cartouches on reverse of wrist. Retains correct rear sight, front sight and saddle bar with ring. Matching serial numbers on the breech block and on the barrel, under the forend. A solid example of an early production Starr Carbine in well above average condition.


Very good. Retains some traces of blue on the barrel with a dove gray frame that shows mottling and some surface oxidation. Metal mostly smooth with some small patches of light pitting here and there and some impact marks on the barrel above the barrel band on the reverse. Markings clear in metal, softer in wood. Mechanically functional, good bore with strong rifling and moderate pitting. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars. 

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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