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Model 1863 Starr Arms Company Army Revolver

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Gun Room: Model 1863 Starr Arms Company Army Revolver

Starr Arms Model 1863, .44, <30%: $400

Question: A neighbor friend passed on your information. We had been talking and I mentioned this Starr pistol that my father passed down to me. I do not know any further information. It had been in his drawer for 50 years, and then mine for the last 25-­plus. Is there value? I believe it should move on to someone in the hobby, or someone who has a special interest in these. I am not much of a gun person.

Is the serial number, 550XX, a late one? Maybe near the end of manufacturing? Also is it possible this was a civilian purchase, and not an Army issue? That could explain the star and heart inset onto the grips. Could that have been factory, or may it have been...

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