Starr Arms Co. manufactured approximately 20,601 of these carbines during the Civil War. Features standard blade front and two-leaf rear sights, sling ring mounted on the left of the receiver, inspection initials "L.A.B" on the left of the breech and on top of the stock ahead of the buttplate tang, and a boxed script inspection cartouche stamped on the left wrist of the stock. "351" marked on the inside of the breech block lever and underneath the barrel. A star ahead of "6541" also marked underneath the barrel. Carving of a dragon and a sun in the right of the buttstock.
Good, with traces of original blue finish visible on the barrel with mostly brown patina, gray and brown patina on the frame, and scattered patches of light pitting. Wood is good as lightly sanded and re-oiled, with scattered dents and scratches, some minor chips, and carving as mentioned above. Mechanically excellent.