Lot 113

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U.S. Civil War Starr percussion carbine circa 1862-65
serial number 27922; .54 caliber, falling breech, walnut stock, marked "F, STARR ARMS CO., YONKERS N.Y." on right side of lock, "LAB" on left side of breech at barrel, "US" on buttplate tang.
overall L37 5/8" barrel L21"

Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #50.18.3). Brass plaque with State of Texas Inventory #724-16616 screwed to the buttplate.

Literature: Flayderman, Norm. FLAYDERMAN'S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS AND THEIR VALUES. 9th ed. Gun Digest Books, 2007. pp.634-35, #9B-098.

Other Notes: No evidence of patent date on breech, no inspector's initials on buttstock.

  • Bore badly pitted, heavy pitting on breech block, all ferrous surfaces have dark rusting and fine pitting; no finish remains.

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December 4, 2009 2:00 PM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

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