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Lot 288: U.S. Starr Arms Co. Model 1865 Metallic Cartridge Carbine

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

U.S. Contract Starr Arms Co. Model 1865 Metallic Cartridge Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

U.S. Contract Starr Arms Co. Model 1865 Metallic Cartridge Carbine

Manufacturer: Starr Arms Company
Model: Cartridge-Carbine
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 52 RF
Barrel: 21 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 310
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 156
Class: Antique
Description:

Reportedly 5,002 of these carbines were ordered by the U.S. Government based on a similar overall design to the Starr percussion carbines but with a rimfire breechblock and case ejector. This example has the standard sights and factory markings, two faint cartouches on the wrist. "GDM", George D. Moller collection mark on the toe. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 30% of the original case colors mostly in sheltered areas and 50% of the original blue on the barrel with the balance of both mostly a smooth grey patina and a small patch of pitting on the right at the muzzle. The wood is also very good with minor dings and scratches scattered throughout and a faint cartouche. Mechanically excellent.



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