This is an early Starr 1858 Double Action Army Revolver s/n 7932. Clint Eastwood's character William Munny in "Unforgiven" carried a Starr DA .44. I always thought the Starr was fugly but this example has given me a whole new respect for this classic western "Civil War" (it may be a commercial) revolver. Though the aesthetics aren't as pleasing as say the Colt 1860 Army, the Starr is a very sturdy and well made firearm. It's cool to see a 160+ year old military revolver that the screws haven't been buggered. #7932 is original and unmolested except for the one-piece stocks. As far as I can tell they should be smooth walnut and carry inspector cartouches. I think these may be early "custom" stocks but I'm surprised that only one side, the left side, is checkered. The number of Starr revolvers used by the north was only exceeded by the Colt's and Remington's.
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